Local Authority Will No Longer Be Installing Flashing Speed Indicator Signs

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Tipperary Councillors have questioned the approach taken by Council management in respect of efforts to reduce speeding in towns and especially villages across Tipperary.

Tipperary council has adopted a policy of not installing any further flashing speed indicator signs.

The Councillors have called for the policy to be justified saying that the signs are effective especially near schools. 

Councillors were informed that management has behavioural science to support their policy.

The roads department says the signs only work for 4 – 5 weeks and then driver behaviour tends to resume to previous speeding patterns.

The council have purchased two mobile flashing speed indicators for each district and suggest that Municipal Districts deploy these around the district to get the best benefit.

The council also says that providing additional parking space near schools can help to alleviate dangers but that ultimately speeding crimes are a matter for An Garda Siochana.

The council hopes in the long term that the NTA Active Travel Scheme might also contribute to safer road environments.