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Tuesday, 9th July 2024

McKee seeks 30 kph speed limit in all housing estates in east Meath

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East Meath Councillor Stephen McKee.

Drogheda and East Meath Fianna Fáil Councillor, Stephen McKee, has called on Meath County Council to reduce speed limits in all housing estates in the area to 30 kilometres per hour.

McKee said that road safety and concerns about speeding traffic was the number one issue raised with him during the recent Local Election campaign and he sees it as incumbent on him, following his re-election, to represent those concerns and act on them.

Meath County Council are currently reviewing and updating the Special Speed Limits (Housing Estates) Bye-Laws for the County.

They are inviting submissions and suggestions from the public and interested groups for additional housing estates to be considered for inclusion in the new updated Bye-Law. The current Speed Limit Bye-Laws can be viewed on the Council’s website on www.meath.ie .

“In my own submission, I have asked that all local housing estates in South Drogheda and East Meath be included under the Special Speed Limit of 30 kh/hr” Cllr. McKee said.

“Speeding and concerns for safety, particularly of children, is an ongoing issue and an introduction of such a speed limit would send a message out that speeding through housing estates is not acceptable and hopefully change driver behaviour in many cases.”

Submissions can be made in writing by members of the public to the Transportation Section, Buvinda House, Navan or by email to transport@meathcoco.ie no later than 5pm this Thursday, 11th July 2024.

“I am actively working alongside Meath County Council and the Road Safety Officer to try and improve road safety for our area” McKee said.

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