Call on council to make Kerry’s roads the safest in Ireland

There’s a call for Kerry County Council to make the county’s roads the safest in Ireland.

Fine Gael Cllr Mike Kennelly says the local authority should lead and put initiatives in place to radically reduce the number of crashes and fatalities, and to work with other agencies in making Kerry roads safer.

The council says it adopted a Road Safety Strategy for 2016 to 2020 at its December meeting, which is an inter-agency plan, targeted at reducing the number of serious injuries and fatalities from crashes in the county.

The council is the lead authority on 28 of the 49 actions identified in the plan, in conjunction with the Gardaí, the Road Safety Authority, Transport Infrastructure Ireland, and the HSE.