- Meath County Council - Minister for Transport (Leo Varadkar TD) - the National Roads Authority (NRA)
22 people have been killed so far in Slane, and 1600 HGVs pass through the village each day, making it uninhabitable for residents, and unattractive for visitors.
Meath County Councillors unanimously voted for a ban on HGVs passing through the village shortly after the last major collision at the end of March 2009, but the County Manager, Tom Dowling, has refused to enforce it.
The proposed N2 Slane bypass, part of the proposed Dublin to Derry road, has been shelved, until at least 2016 - and neither the Council nor NRA has funding to even buy land for it, if planning permission is granted.
This is the only option available - to save lives in Slane.
We, the undersigned, call on all Meath County Councillors to pass by-laws implementing a HGV ban and traffic calming measures, such as pedestrian crossings in Slane - and on the Minister for Transport and the NRA to work with the Council to design and implement them.
The Ban Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) from Slane petition to Meath County Council - Minister for Transport (Leo Varadkar TD) - the National Roads Authority (NRA) was written by HGV Ban Now! and is in the category Roads & Transport at GoPetition.