Pupils from St. Colmcille’s J.N.S., Knocklyon helped to promote the 30km/h speed limit outside their school as part of National Slow Down Day which was was held on 19th October by An Garda Síochána, supported by South Dublin County Council (SDCC) and the Road Safety Authority (RSA).

The aim of ‘Slow Down’ day is to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, increase compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to driving at excessive and inappropriate speed – a major contributory factor in road traffic collisions.

The 30km/h speed limit introduced by South Dublin County Council in 2017 is to facilitate a safer environment for Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs) and, as a result, to encourage more people to walk and cycle. Recent research from the RSA suggests that between 2008 – 2015 only 2% pedestrian fatalities occurred in a 30km/h zone compared to 47% in a 50km/h zone.