Written answers

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Road Safety Strategy

Photo of Robert TroyRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail)
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515. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the cost of introducing a nationwide accident signalling system in order to alert motorists to the presence of accidents on major roadways has been examined; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9072/19]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. When Exchequer funding has been allocated, under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the planning, design and operation of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.

Noting the above position, I have referred the question to TII for a direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.


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