4.65m new HGV height limit in Ireland
By: Kasia Baldwin
30 October 2013
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If you’re thinking of driving in Ireland after the 1st November – make sure your vehicle is less than 4.65 metres high. The Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport in Ireland is reminding road users that this new restriction is soon coming into affect.
One of the reasons for this ruling is simply because vehicles which are higher than 4.65 metres cannot use the Jack Lynch, Dublin Port or Limerick Tunnels. Other reasons cite safety; rail safety and the avoidance of bridge strikes, general road safety and the consideration of residents in urban areas where detours for higher vehicles usually have to be made.
In exceptional circumstances the usual abnormal loads regime needs to be followed but this cannot be used as an alternative – as stated it is only for ‘exceptional circumstances’.