S.I. No. 756/2005 - Road Traffic (Traffic Signs - Periodic Special Speed Limits) Regulations 2005

S.I. No. 756 of 2005

Road Traffic (Traffic Signs - Periodic Special Speed Limits) Regulations 2005

I, Martin Cullen, Minister for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 95 (as amended by section 37 of the Road Traffic Act 1994 (No. 7 of 1994)) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 (No. 24 of 1961) and the National Roads and Road Traffic (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2002 ( S.I. No. 298 of 2002 (as adapted by the Public Enterprise (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2002 ( S.I. No. 305 of 2002 )), hereby make the following regulations:

1.        These Regulations may be cited as the Road Traffic (Traffic Signs - Periodic Special Speed Limits) Regulations 2005.

2.        In these Regulations -

“Act of 2004” means Road Traffic Act 2004 (No. 44 of 2004);

“special speed limit sign” means a traffic sign indicating the existence of special speed limit bye-laws made for any of the purposes of section 9(5) of the Act of 2004.

3.        A special speed limit sign, in accordance with Regulation 4, may be provided by a county council or a city council to indicate the locations within its administrative area where a special speed limit made for any of the purposes of section 9(5) of the Act of 2004 applies.

4.        (1)       A special speed limit sign, as set out in the Schedule to these Regulations shall consist of a black disc which when illuminated displays-

(a)     a red border enclosing the disc, and

(b)     the special speed limit applying in white figures and beneath them in white the letters “km/h”.

(2)      The sign, when in operation, must be lighted and extinguished at intervals determined by an automatic or manually operated device.


Regulation 4

Special Speed Limit Sign


Sign No. RUS 045


1.  The dimensions shown are in millimetres. The standard dimension for the diameter of the sign is shown and an alternative dimension that may be used is shown in brackets.

2.  The black disc is a blank message roundel that, when illuminated, displays a red border enclosing a black disc with numerals and text, in white, to indicate the special speed limit that applies for the duration of the period during which the sign is illuminated.

3.  The special speed limit value of 30 km/h shown in this Schedule for Sign No. RUS 045 is for illustration purposes only. The special speed limits that may be specified in special speed limit bye-laws are set out in section 9(2) of the Road Traffic Act 2004 .

4.  The sign may be mounted on its own or, on a grey backing board as part of a larger traffic sign in combination with appropriate warning or information traffic signs.


GIVEN under my Official Seal,

30 November 2005.



Martin Cullen


Minister for Transport.


(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

These Regulations (operative from 30 November 2005) set out the content, dimensions and design in respect of a new format of a speed limit traffic sign which may be used to indicate that a periodic special speed limit (section 9(5) of the Road Traffic Act 2004 ) is applied.