An Garda Síochána reveals locations of over 900 speed camera zones to be introduced from next week
There will now be a total of 1,322 safety cameras nationwide.
Over 900 new safety camera zones are to be introduced on Irish roads from next week in an effort to clamp down on speeding, An Garda Síochána has revealed.
Speed camera warning signs will also be in an effort to ensure motorists focus on posted maximum speed signs on all roads and not only on roads where safety cameras will be in place.
While 903 new safety camera zones will be introduced, following a review, 575 zones will be removed, bringing the total number of cameras in the Republic of Ireland to 1,322.
Road deaths in Ireland have decreased from 415 in 2000 to 148 in 2019, and the increase in the amount of speed cameras across the country is another being action undertaken in an attempt to increase the safety of motorists.
The new cameras will be in place from 17 February at 6am.
A full map and a county-by-county breakdown of all of the speed cameras nationwide can be found on the Garda website here.
Speaking about the introduction of the new speed cameras and other safery measures on Monday, Superintendent Tony Lonergan of the Garda National Roads Policing Bureau said:
"We now have an increased number of safety camera zones with the introduction of 903 new zones commencing from 6am on 17th February. 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."
On the removal of existing signs to identify safety camera zones, Langan added: "That’s because this whole project is about stopping people from speeding not catching people speeding. So there really is no excuse."
This comes days after Gardaí unveiled two brand new speed detection devices.