Draft Road Traffic Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2015

Closed 15 Nov 2015

Opened 16 Oct 2015


Earlier this year Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council undertook a review of the speed limits in residential estates in accordance with the 2015 Guidelines for Setting and Managing Speed Limits  (available here, issued by the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport.

The review included a non-statutory public consultation inviting members of the public to identify residential estates for the possible introduction of a 30 km/h Special Speed Limit.  

A comprehensive assessment of roads was carried out looking at the nature of the road, road width, layout, collision data, vehicle speeds, and areas with vulnerable road users, etc. This Assessment Phase is complete. 

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is now putting forward appropriate housing estate and local residential roads for a 30km/h Special Speed Limit.


Why We Are Consulting

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is proposing amendments to the current Road Traffic Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws.

A Ninth Schedule has been introduced a Special Speed limit of 30km/h on listed Housing Estate and Local Residential Roads, and as identified on maps (TT-089-01-2015 to TT-089-40-2015). Please see attached documents for details.

It should be noted that:

  • No changes are proposed in the Draft Bye-laws to any Special Speed Limits listed in the First to Eighth Schedules. 


Community Involvement

The successful introduction of a 30km/h Special Speed Limit on residential roads needs the involvement and support of everyone in our DLR communities. 

Are you willing to play your part, and slow down in residential estates to ensure housing estate roads are as safe as possible for pedestrians, cyclists and especially children?   This will also compel other drivers to reduce their speeds.

Are you willing to promote awareness of the reduced 30km/h limit, encouraging others to reduce their speeds?

DLRCC wants to promote a change in driver behaviour so that drivers slow down on residential roads/estates.  This can only be successful if it is supported by the residential communities themselves to create a safer environment for everyone, young and old. 

Notes in relation to the Consultation

The following Roads/Estates are excluded at this time:

  • roads not taken in charge by DLRCC
  • roads not deemed to be Local residential roads as defined in the Guidelines i.e. roads with a major traffic function are excluded
  • Slow Zones – where further low cost measures are deemed to be required.  It is the intention of the Traffic and Road Safety section to revert to the Transportation and County Wide Movement Strategic Policy Committee for the development of policy guidance in relation to the implementation of these Slow Zones.



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