Speed Limit Review
A new speed limit Bye Law for County Meath was adopted in December 2018 and came into effect in April 2019.
Speed Limit Appeals Procedure
The Minister of Transport formally launched the Speed Limits Appeals Procedure on Friday 3rd December 2021. A revised Speed Limit Appeals Procedure was subsequently launched on the 28th March 2023. This procedure is now live, and members of the general public or interested parties can now apply to the appropriate Local Authority to have a speed limit reviewed.
The procedure is intended to facilitate a legitimate query that a member of the public or interested party may have regarding a particular speed limit, and is also intended to expediate the process of reviewing and addressing speed limit queries raised between full Local Authority speed limit reviews, which typically take place approximately every five years.
The appeals process consists of two parts,
- with an initial appeal to the relevant Local Authority, which will have established a speed limit Local Authority Review Panel, and
- the option to then escalate the appeal to a National Review Panel, for a specified fee, currently €125 (refundable if the appeal is upheld by the National Review Panel), should the appellant not accept the decision of the Local Authority Review Panel.
Both panels shall review speed limits that are referred to them in accordance with the ‘Guidelines for Setting and Managing Speed Limits in Ireland’.
Please note that this procedure is not a means of appealing a speeding offence.
The appeals procedure and relevant forms are located on www.speedlimits.ie/appeals . Completed Appeals Application Forms, relating to speed limits within County Meath, should be posted to Transportation Department, Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, County Meath C15 Y291, or emailed to email@example.com