Press Statement from Transport Director in response to survey errors

Date of Issue : 19/4/2017

The traffic count carried out in Suncroft in December 2016 has been reviewed and a reporting error in the transfer of the recorded data has been identified. The revised report indicates that 87% of all vehicles counted were travelling in excess of the posted speed limit of 50kph. The reporting error does not impact the decision previously taken by the Roads Department to install solar powered speed display signs in Suncroft, as communicated to the Members at the 2017 March Municipal District meeting. The timeline for installation of the signs will be identified following a planned site visit to identify the optimum location for the signs.
An internal review of traffic counts and speed surveys is underway which wil be overseen by the newly established TAAG (Technical Assessment and Advisory Group). This review will incorporate equipment calibration, data transfer and vertification of traffic count/speed survey reports.
Kildare Road Safety reminds all road users to STAY SAFE – SLOW DOWN – NEVER, EVER DRINK AND DRIVE – WEAR YOUR SEAT BELT and DON’T HOLD YOUR MOBILE PHONE WHILE DRIVING.

ENDS