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Speed Ramps

  • 09-02-2010 12:12am
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,773 ✭✭✭ BionicRasher


    hello - not sure if this belongs here but I will put it in and if it needs to be moved please do.
    Question - would someone know the laws behind placing speed ramps on a public road/highway. Is there a law to say that you need to have 300 meters of a clear run between ramps? Is there any specified ramp heights etc? I would like to know if I can ask my local council to install ramps on a nearby road that suffers greatly from speeding cars both day and night time


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,319 Trick of the Tail


    Yes there are specifications for speed ramps.

    I also would love someone to post the definitive specs once and for all, so we can complain to our idiotic local authorities about their illegal implementations.

    A.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,773 ✭✭✭ BionicRasher


    OK - did a lot of searching and found a law from 1988 which looks to fit the bill. My local council say they cant put in ramps unless the road is 300 meters +. The road in question is only about 200 meters but according to the law its perfectly ok to put ramps on the road.

    SECOND SCHEDULE Section says
    There shall be a distance of at least 20 metres and not more than 200 metres between any two ramps on any roadway.

    http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1988/en/si/0032.html


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,637 ✭✭✭ Rovi


    tui0hcg wrote: »
    Off the top of my head, I can think of quite a few ramps around the country that are in direct contravention of a lot of that: ramps on unlit roads, on roads with "a speed limit exceeding 30 miles per hour", ramps with pedestrian crossings on them, in excess of 10centimeters high.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,092 ✭✭✭ GerardKeating


    Rovi wrote: »
    Off the top of my head, I can think of quite a few ramps around the country that are in direct contravention of a lot of that: ramps on unlit roads, on roads with "a speed limit exceeding 30 miles per hour", ramps with pedestrian crossings on them, in excess of 10centimeters high.

    Also the exemption "a road on which an omnibus service operates" seems to be ignored, unless Dublin Buses are not "an omnibus service"..


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