Reduced Leixlip housing estate speed limit due to Jake's Law

Limit reduced to 30kph

Conor McHugh

Reporter:

Conor McHugh

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conor@leinsterleader.ie

Reduced Leixlip housing estate speed limit due to Jake's Law

Jake Brennan who was killed in a car accident in Kilkenny, after whom the law is named.

The speed limit at Leixlip housing estate River Forest has been changed to 30km/h.

The change is due to a new bye-law introduced in January of this year called Jake’s Law. The limit is enforceable by the Gardai.

In a statement, Kildare County Council explained that Jakes Law is applied to housing estates that make ade a written request to  the Council. The Bye Laws commenced on the 12th March, 2018 and public notices of commencement were placed in the local press.

The Council is currently carrying out a Speed Limit Review county-wide and it is proposed that all housing estates (in the charge of Kildare County Council) will be included as 30km/h zone in accordance with Jake's Law.

 Jake's Law is named after Jake Brennan, a six-year old who died when he was hit by a car outside his home in Kilkenny.