A network of privatised mobile speed enforcement cameras begins operating today.
A Road Collision Factbook produced this year by the Road Safety Authority shows that in single-vehicle crashes, speed was cited as the main factor in 54 per cent of cases. The new cameras will monitor areas identified as regular sites for speed-related traffic collisions.
Details of the camera locations are available on www.garda.ie
The Garda Siochana is intending that the cameras will be a road safety precaution rather than a revenue-gathering exercise. The provider is being paid a flat fee for the service. There is no provision for commissions or bonuses related to how many motorists are caught speeding.
Lets hope that this new initiative will make our roads a safer place.