NEW SIGNS INTRODUCED FOR DRIVING ON RURAL ROADS
Motorists can decide what speed to use when driving on narrow country lanes from today.
Transport Minister Paschal Donoghue is introducing a new rural road sign, which is a white circle with a black diagonal stripe.
It means drivers can use their own judgement in deciding what speed to drive at – though it must be below the limit for the area.
New “urban slow zones” are also being introduce in residential areas with 30 kilometre an hour speed limits.