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Duncan Smith,
Labour Party Councillor
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Question: Councillor D. Smith
“To ask the Chief Executive to publish the results of the traffic speed survey on
the Drynam road between the Pavilions Roundabout and Mountgorry Road
which was promised in 2016?”

As reported to this committee in February 2107 a speed survey was completed in
early September 2016. The survey was located approximately 65m east of the
entrance to The Willows. The survey was carried out over a 14 day period.
In traffic design, the 85th percentile speed is considered to be the value that
most appropriately represents traffic speed relative to the speed limit.
The survey indicated that the 85th percentile speed on Drynam Road in a 50kph
zone, was 63km/h, which is marginally in excess of the speed limit plus 20%.
The County Council have liaised with An Garda Síochána in relation to siting
speed checkpoints and/or the placement of the GATSO or Go Safer Vans on
Drynam Road.