05KieranColumnSPEED limits are generally expected to protect and are viewed as being for the good of all in order to ensure safety on our roads.But what happens if the speed limit you’re abiding by puts you and everyone else in danger?There are some truly absurd speed limit designations on certain roads around the country.
It’s a bewildering experience to leave a national primary route where the speed limit is 100 kph and travel along a narrow country road and see a signpost informing you that the speed limit is 80 kph. Some roads which have this designation aren’t fit for travelling on at 40 kph let alone double that. It’s difficult for two cars to pass each other comfortably on some of these roads, and many are nothing more than ‘boreens’ which have grass growing in the middle and are dotted with potholes.