SF to call on authorities to introduce metric traffic signage #sfaf16

Martin McGuinness addresses 2016 Sinn Fein ard fheis (Friday night) in Convention Centre DublinMotion 38 was passed at this morning Environment and Transport section of the ard fheis.

This Ard Fheis call on the authorities in the North to introduce the metric system for all traffic and related road signage to bring it in line with the rest of the island and also look to create an all-Ireland body to standardise speed limits and road traffic signs. [Clarke/Smith/Doherty Cumann, Finglas]

If Sinn Féin take the Ministry for Infrastructure after May’s Assembly election will they race at 70 mph 120mph towards this change? I can only imagine the carnaptious debate that would ensue.

Or would other parties in the NI Executive slam their foot on the brake and view it as a cross-cutting issue?

Other motions agreed highlighted Sellafield nuclear power plant and Air Passenger Duty.