Thursday, January 13, 2011

Road conditions kill: NRA

Up to 20 of the road deaths in 2008/2009 are now admitted to be due to poor design and the condition of our nation's roads, according to Fred Barry, chief executive of the National Roads Authority.

Speaking at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport he said many national and secondary roads are simply 'not up to standard'.

Inadequate or no signage at junctions, inferior road construction material, poor visiblity, bad alignment and poor drainage are just some of the shortcomings he described to the Committee, adding that much of the national road network doesn't even 'come close' to modern design and construction standards.

Thompson's Cross, anyone?