Public set to be allowed to appeal speed limits on roads nationwide

Minister for Transport widening remit to make roads safer for walkers and cyclists after pledge in programme for government

Brendan Griffin: “In the vast majority of cases that I’ve come across where speed limits are an issue, it’s pedestrians and cyclists that are most at risk

Members of the public will be able to seek a speed limit review under new plans by Eamon Ryan to boost safety on the roads for walkers, cyclists and drivers.

Under the current rules, only the country’s 31 councils have the power to set up speed limit reviews in their areas and this sometimes only happens once in a decade.

But the Minister for Transport has asked his officials to draw up proposals for members ...