Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws
Under Section 9 of the Road Traffic Act 2004 (No.44 of 2004) the power to make (adopt) bye-laws applying special speed limits in lieu of default limits on roads in the administrative area of Co. Wicklow is vested in the elected members of the local authority.
A local authority may carry out a review of any speed limit and publish a 'Special Speed Limit' bye-law within its administrative area at any time where it is deemed necessary or appropriate to do so.
Adopted Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws
A countywide review of speed limits that commenced in January 2016 was carried out in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport for the application of speed limits in Ireland.
The process included an extensive pre draft consultation with the TII, An Garda Síochána, adjoining local authorities and district councils. Following this process the draft bye-laws were advertised for public consultation.
Submissions received were considered and a report was presented to each of the Municipal District Councils and following those meetings the final draft of the Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws was brought before the members of Wicklow County Council at the meeting on 2 October where the new Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws were approved and adopted.
The County Wicklow Road Traffic Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws of 2017 will come into force on Friday 1st December 2017.