Traffic Calming Policy

In recent years there has being an increasing demand for traffic calming measures to be introduced in new and existing housing estates, access roads and distributor roads in towns and villages in Co. Wicklow.

Speed is factor in some road collisions (25% according to the Road Collision Fact for 2009) recorded in Ireland, where drivers exceeded the safe speed limit. Vehicles that would exceed the safe speed limit would affect the quality of life of residents and pedestrians that would use the public road network.

This Policy intends to address the concerns, which the public and their elected representatives have regarding the negative impact of excessive or inappropriate traffic speed on public roads.