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61 new speed cameras for 23 counties from next week

A further 61 new safety/speed camera zones will become operational in 23 counties from 6 am next Tuesday, July 26th, 2022.

According to An Garda Síochána, this will bring the total number of safety camera zones nationwide to 1,373.

Gardaí selected new locations following an analysis of data acquired from fatal, serious and minor road traffic collisions, coupled with locations of concern highlighted by local communities through local Garda Community engagement.

New speed camera zones:
  • 49% on regional routes;
  • 31% national routes;
  • 20% on other routes (motorways, local roads etc.).

According to Gardaí, the primary purpose of safety cameras is to:

  • Reduce speed-related collisions;
  • Lessen injuries;
  • Save lives.

To date, in 2022, there have been 89 road deaths, an increase of 28 over 2021 and 13 to date in 2019, figures show.

Safety cameras operate in areas with a history of speed-related collisions, known as speed enforcement zones.

Safety camera zones can include school safety zones, community engagement request zones, and road works safety zones.

According to Gardaí, the aim is to reduce the number of fatal and serious injury collisions.

Since introducing safety cameras, it has issued more than 2.2m speeding tickets.

Reckless drivers

Superintendent Thomas Murphy, Garda National Roads Policing Bureau, said:

“Our priority is to ensure that the vast majority of people who use the roads responsibly are not put in danger by a minority of reckless drivers who continue to drive at excessive speed.”

“When someone decides to speed, they put themselves and members of their community at risk, particularly children, older people, cyclists and other motorists.”

“The deployment of safety cameras has been proven to save lives. I call on every road user to play their part in making the roads safer for all. You can do this by being a Lifesaver #Slowdown.”

Gardaí has released a list of the new speed safety zones.

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