Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, claims the new road markings on the Mayberry Road in the Kilnamanagh area of Tallaght are creating confusion and are not fit for purpose.
The Sinn Féin TD said the signage has been a talking point in the area with motorists claiming the new markings for cars and busses are too narrow and has called on South Dublin County Council to review and remove the controversial markings. The local TD said he believes the markings are substandard, creating a traffic hazard to road users, and need to be removed.
Deputy Seán Crowe said:
“The ultimate nightmare for any road user is uncertainty, confusion, and a road signage layout that doesn’t make sense, but that is what is facing drivers on the Mayberry Road in the Kilnamanagh area of Tallaght.
“The new road markings for cars and cyclists have become a talking point with many expressing a real and genuine fear over the possible implications of the new road markings. It’s clear that the width of the road markings for cars and buses is way off and this is distracting to drivers. It is impossible for a large vehicle to stay within the current markings. I fear it will create a number of insurance problems if an accident should occur on that stretch of road.
“As someone who regularly travels along the Mayberry Road, passing the Kilnamanagh Shopping Centre and towards the Greenhills Road, the challenge on the road is obvious. I am amazed and somewhat surprised that someone from South Dublin County Council authorised and actually signed off on this particular road signage job.
“The current road markings are confusing for motorists and cyclists because of the narrow gauge markings and must be a worry for the many bus drivers using this route. The road markings are so narrow that a bus or even the smallest of motor vehicles would have difficulty staying within the current markings.
“I am calling on South Dublin County Council to carry out a review and remove these markings that are clearly substandard, not fit for purpose, and creating a traffic hazard for road users.”