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Review of Traffic Counts and Speed Surveys carried out by Roads Department of Kildare County Council

Following the recent discovery that a traffic count carried out in Suncroft in December 2016 was inaccurately reported, a review was carried out of the traffic count and a reporting error in the transfer of the recorded data was identified. The revised report indicates that 87% of all vehicles counted were travelling in excess of the posted speed limit of 50kph.

The software used in the Traffic Count was found to be operating correctly.

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 Kildare Newbridge Municipal District Members at the March 2017 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.

The Roads Department in Kildare County Council decided to carry out a full review of all Traffic Counts and Speed Surveys carried out since 1st January 2016.

This thorough review of the 9 surveys carried out in that period throughout the County found no other errors or discrepancies.

Kildare County Council will continue to monitor the results of Traffic Counts and Speed Surveys and ensure appropriate procedures are in place to ensure that all reports issued are accurate.


Ends                                                                                                              9 May 2017

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