New speed cameras on Irish roads

Speed cameras are being set up across Ireland to help catch speeding motorists.

Gardai revealed the cameras will be positioned in areas with a history of road fatalities due to speeding.

The scheme to deploy the new network of cameras aims to modify driver behaviour and reduce the number of speed-related accidents.

Nearly 200 people have been killed on Irish roads so far this year.

Joe Costello, Labour Party spokesman on transport, said the cameras would help improve efforts to save lives on roads rather than entrapping motorists as a revenue-raising mechanism.

He said: "The message that every death on our roads is one too many cannot be overstated.

"There is no doubt that excessive or inappropriate speed is a major factor in road traffic collisions."

A map of locations where the safety cameras will be operated is available on

John Twomey, assistant commissioner for traffic, urged road users to familiarise themselves with these sections of the road network.

He added: "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."

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