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Press Statement - Jakes Law - River Forest Estate Leixlip

Following a Statutory Public Consultation process, Kildare County Council, in the exercise of the powers conferred on it by Section 9 of the Road Traffic Act 2004 (No. 44 of 2004), as amended, adopted the Road Traffic (Speed Limit) (County of Kildare) Bye- Laws (2018) at the Council Meeting held on the 29th of January 2018.

The purpose of the bye laws is to introduce a special speed limit of 30km/h on designated sections of roads in selected housing estates throughout the County of Kildare.

1) The speed limit in River Forest is 30 km/h under a bye-law (Jakes Law). The sign exiting River Forest indicating 50 km/h is to advise motorists that the road they are entering onto has a 50km/h speed limit.

2) An Garda Síochána are responsible for enforcement of speed limits.

3) The sign locations will be reviewed to ensure they are placed in accordance with the bye-laws.

4) The speed limit for River Forest estate is 30 km/h

5) "Jakes Law" was applied to housing estates that made a written request to Kildare County Council for the speed limit to be 30km/h. The Bye Laws commenced on the 12th March, 2018 and public notices of commencement were placed in the Liffey Champion, Leinster Leader, and Kildare County Council's website.

Kildare County Council is currently carrying out a County Speed Limit Review and it is proposed that all housing estates (in the charge of Kildare County Council) will be included as 30km/h zone in accordance with Jake's Law.

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