Road does not have adequate skid resistance – experts say

The skid resistance of a stretch of the N71 near Innishannon, Co. Cork has been called into question by experts.

The Irish Examiner has reported that experts from the Transport Research Laboratory in the UK have claimed that an accident-prone section of national secondary road in Co Cork does not have adequate “skid resistance”.

A series of crashes, including a fatal collision last September, have occurred on the stretch of the N71 at a corner known as “chip van corner”.

The British Transport Research Laboratory conducted a survey of the roadway on the main route into West Cork from the city.

According to a recently published report from the group circulated to county councillors in Cork, it advised that “skid resistance on the road was not as high as would have been anticipated for a relatively new section (of tarred road)”.