Cork City Council have added an update to their traffic division webpage.
Those of you who pick up children from school will be glad to hear that The City Council have agreed to place lower speed limits near some schools. Sounds great eh?
Initially I think its a great idea but unless the Garda actually enforce it, are any or many drivers going to take any notice. They dont anywhere else.
Part of the Job of being a driver instructor is ensuring we and the students we are teaching are abiding by the speed limits. So why am I still being overtaken in built up areas when Im driving at 50kph?
So unless the Council are going to erect speed camera threat signs in conjuction with the lower speed limits, I think its going to be a challenge to slow down traffic.
Here is the snippet from the Cork City Council Website identifying the locations of a new 30kph speed limit outside some Schools in Cork.
New lower speed limit of 30 kph
The Cork City Road Traffic (Special Speed Limits at Specified Schools) Bye Laws 2011 introduce a new lower speed limit of 30 kph on the approaches to the following schools:
Sunday’s Well Boys Primary School , Blarney Road.
Scoil Barra Naofa Boys and Girls Primary Schools, Beaumont.
St Brendan’s and St Mark’s Primary Schools, The Glen.
North Monastery Secondary School.
Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh, Bishopstown.
Nagle Community College, Mahon.
The Bye-laws will come into effect on Wednesday 22nd February. Motorists are asked to observe the lower speed limits in these areas.
Please see for relevant Cork City Bye-laws –
Cork City Speed Bye-laws 2011
Cork City Road Traffic Special Speed Limit at Specific Schools Bye-laws 2011