Thursday August 6, 2020

Green Party pushes for reduced speed limit on motorways

Cut from current 120 km/h to 110 km/h would help curtail carbon emissions but also lengthen travel times

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
19th July, 2020
The speed limit on Irish motorways for cars and trucks could be reduced under Green Party proposals aimed at reducing carbon emissions

The speed limit on Irish motorways for cars and trucks could be reduced under Green Party proposals aimed at reducing carbon emissions.

The Business Post has learned that during the negotiations on the programme for government, the Greens sought details about the environmental benefits of lowering the motorway speed limit and were given briefing material on the impact of reducing it to 110 km/h from the current 120 km/h limit.

The move, which...

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