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Kerry County Council and relevant government bodies should put adequate and appropriate signage in place advising heavy goods vehicles of driving restrictions on certain routes in the county.

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That’s according to Independent Kenmare Councillor Dan McCarthy, who raised to issue of heavy good vehicles on Killarney’s Moll’s Gap at the monthly meeting of Kerry County Council.

Councillor McCarthy said additional signage is necessary as there may be a “language barrier” when it comes to satellite navigation systems which appear to be diverting heavy goods vehicles along unsuitable routes.

Fianna Fáil Councillor John Francis Flynn echoed Councillor McCarthy’s sentiments, saying he knew of circumstances where satellite navigation systems had sent traffic down Lake Road in Cromane.

Roads like this are bog roads, he said, and are hardly fit for cars he said, never mind lorries adding that “Shelia or Mary talking on the Sat Nav have clearly never been to South Kerry”.

Independent Councillor Johnny Healy Rae agreed, saying the satellite navigation system operators and the Ordinance Survey should be contacted to address the problem.