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Speed Limits

Information on the Road Traffic Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws of 2023.

Adopted Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2023

A countywide review of speed limits that commenced in January 2021 was carried out in accordance with the ‘Guidelines for Setting and Managing Speed Limits in Ireland’ issued by the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport for the application of speed limits in Ireland.

The process included an extensive consultation with the TII, An Garda Síochána, adjoining local authorities and municipal 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 13th February 2023 where the new Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws were approved and adopted.

The County Wicklow Road Traffic Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws of 2023 are due to come into effect on 1st June 2023, with the periodic limits due to come into effect 1st August 2023. An interactive map of the newly adopted special speed limits can be found here: