New safety camera zones in operation

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MORE than 903 new safety camera zones are now in operation across the country, with all zones available on the Garda website.

On Monday morning (February 17), 903 new safety cameras zones were introduced, resulting in a total of 1,322 safety camera zones nationwide.

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The network of safety cameras are operating in areas where there is a history of speed related collisions.

The new locations were identified following a review of the country’s roads, national, regional and local, and the number of fatal, serious and minor collisions recorded on each road between January 2016 and December 2018.

The review also identified locations where compliance levels had increased and fatal and serious injuries had significantly reduced, resulting in 575 safety cameras zones been removed from the list.

There are a number of new cameras in operation across Dublin, with the country’s top most dangerous roads located in the capital.

Speaking on Monday, Superintendent Tony Lonergan of the Garda National Roads Policing Bureau said: “The safety cameras are proven life savers and only operate in areas which have a speed related collision history where fatal, serious injury and now minor injury collisions occur.

“By identifying and targeting these high risk areas our aim is to continue to reduce the number and severity of collisions, thus save more lives and prevent more injuries from occurring.

“This makes the roads safer for every road user.”

According to Garda stats, road deaths have decreased from 415 in 2000 to 148 in 2019.

More than 1.5m speeding tickets have been issued since the introduction of safety cameras in 2010. 

Gardai have urged all road users to become familiar with all speed enforcement zones, which are available HERE.

Further details and a list of each road by county are available at the Garda website.

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