Seanad debates

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Road Traffic Bill 2016: Second Stage


2:30 pm

Photo of Paschal DonohoePaschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

Indeed. Those speed limits will be reviewed by TII and the relevant local authority. There is good reason for those speed limits currently. Nonetheless, speed limits throughout the country are being reviewed as part of a process I put in place last year.

I thank all Senators for their contributions. The legislation represents a major step forward, particularly in the area of drug driving. I do not believe this is the last time we will legislate in this area because there will be changes in technology and we will go through experiences on our roads, in the courts and in the Oireachtas that will give rise to the need to refine and amend this legislation in the future. This is not by any means the end of the road regarding this new area of road traffic legislation but it is a solid foundation, which, when implemented, will save lives and it is one on which we can build as technology improves and as our understanding of road behaviour improves.


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