Secondary roads remain treacherous
With many secondary roads still treacherous and the freeze getting worse,
Fine Gael Road Safety Spokesman Shane McEntee TD has called
on the Government to negotiate for motorway tolls to be lifted on a
“Tolled motorways are supposed to be an option for motorists, but with many
secondary roads still in a dangerous condition, large numbers of commuters
have no choice but to use tolled motorways.
“The Government should open negotiations with motorway operators in order
to lift the tolls until the current weather crisis is over.
“Even the motorways are not in the safest condition and motorists should
not be forced to pay full tolls while snow and ice remain on the roads.
“At the very least, the Government should lift the tolls on the M50 and the
Port Tunnel which are still in State ownership.”