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Launch of Safety Camera In Ireland

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Garda mobile safety cameras

Safety cameras save lives.

From midnight on Monday 15th November 2010, new Garda mobile safety cameras will be in use across Irish roads.

Slow down. Save a life. It could be yours.

It could be someone in your family, your next-door neighbour, a work colleague or someone you’ve never met. Let’s all work together and reduce the number of deaths on our roads.

Excessive or inappropriate speeding is a major factor in road traffic collisions. Safety cameras will be on the roads all across Ireland where fatal collisions are happening as a result of inappropriate speed.

The locations of these roads are available by clicking on the map.

Further information on the safety cameras and a list of frequently asked questions is available by clicking on the links to the right-hand side.

On a phased basis, GoSafe will provide 6,000 enforcement hours and 1,475 survey hours per month across the country. For the 6,000 enforcement hours, the cameras will operate from vans which will be marked with high visibility reflective material and will display a safety camera symbol. Images of the vans are available on the right hand side of this page.

The survey hours will be conducted from unmarked vans, in order to accurately observe and record the speeds at which vehicles are currently travelling, for survey purposes only.

afety camera zones

Speed kills. Kill the speed.

Excessive or inappropriate speed is a significant contributory factor in road traffic collisions.

Gardaí use a range of speed detection technology to reduce speed across Irish roads. A reduction in speed will lead to a reduction in the incidence of fatal and serious injuries and will improve road safety for all road-users.

We are working closely with a range of partner agencies, including Government Departments, the Road Safety Authority, the National Roads Authority, and the community, in order to develop a national culture of safe road use.

An extensive analysis of collisions on the road network where speed was a contributory factor has been completed.

The following sections of road, as set out on the map, were identified as having a significant proportion of collisions whereby, in the opinion of the investigating Garda, a safe speed was exceeded.

Ongoing surveys will be conducted to ensure that these sections of roads continue to represent locations where speeding is happening. The map will be updated accordingly.

These sections of the road network will be where An Garda Síochána will be primarily focussing our enforcement. We will use a range of equipment such as:

•    Handheld and tripod mounted laser guns;
•    Vehicle mounted Puma speed detection equipment, (both marked and unmarked vehicles);
•    Van mounted automatic speed detection radars (Garda operated);
•    Van mounted Go-Safe vans (civilian operated).

An Garda Síochána appeals to all road users, in particular motorists, to familiarise themselves with these sections of the road network.

We also appeal to motorists to always drive at an appropriate speed, to reduce the likelihood of being involved in a fatal or serious collision.

Link to Speed Collision Zones Map

November 25th, 2010