Minister gives date for road sign changeover

Friday 10 September 2004 22.11
Séamus Brennan - Move to metric signs
Séamus Brennan - Move to metric signs

The Minister for Transport has announced the date for the changeover of speed limits and road signs from miles to kilometres.

Séamus Brennan said that from 20 January all speed limits and journey distances will be displayed in kilometres.

The move is designed to bring Ireland into line with the metric system used in continental Europe.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Transport said that delays with the legislation had caused the changeover date to slip from September to January.