[quote=“BenShermin”]Absolute shite Jugs. Speed Cameras are actually revenue generators for a government that really doesn’t give two fucks about road safety or deaths.
Some of the country’s most dangerous roads still have a 100KPH limit, while some of the safest sections of dual carriageway are 50KPH, it doesn’t make sense! Doing 100KPH on dangerous sections of road is madness, yet it’s not breaking the law according to the speed limits.
It’s unsafe driving that kills, not speed coming up to a speed camera/revenue maker on a motorway![/quote]
Other road safety measures are irrelevant. The government could and should be doing more but that’s no argument against implementing speed limits.
You were talking earlier about St John’s Road near Heuston. That has a low speed limit in places for very good reasons. It starts off as an urban road beside an extremely busy pedestrian area (Heuston Station). Then it has an awful lot of sequential traffic lights for Kilmainham, Crumlin, Palmerstown, Ballyfermot etc and other junctions for industrial estates etc. The road is intended as a bypass for Chapelizod. It’s supposed to move traffic away from a residential area but it’s function is not to serve as an inner-city motorway.
You can always pick out one or two examples where you have quibbles with the speed limit but the reality is that if everyone drove at the legal speed limits all the time there would be far, far fewer deaths on our roads.