A road safety campaigner has dismissed claims new speeding laws would be anti-rural

A road safety campaigner has dismissed claims new speeding laws would be anti-rural.

Donna Price is the Chairperson of the Irish Road Victims Association, and said any effort to reduce road fatalities must be supported.

Earlier this week, Transport Minister Shane Ross received Cabinet approval for new graduated speeding laws which would see the penalty increase the more over the limit a driver is.

Some rural TDs had said the law is “anti-rural”, with others saying it is “too heavy handed”.

Speaking to Shannonside Northern Sound, Donna Price said all roads across Ireland should be made safer.