9 years ago
Speed vans on Irish roads are turning a very tidy profit
The lads who are in charge of all the speed camera vans in the country are making a tidy sum, by all accounts
Kerry business man Xavier McAuliffe runs the Go Safe consortium, and with a whole rake of the speed cameras across locations in the country, they were making a profit of almost €50,000 a week last year.
For many motorists, that won't make for happy reading, but having gotten a five-year-contract back in 2010, they may well expect to post profits like this for a little while longer yet.
The plus side is that they are clearly catching people speeding in areas where there have been accidents before, and hopefully that will make the roads safer in the long run.
According to the Irish Examiner, the vans are catching one speeding motorist per hour throughout the country, to a total of around 72,000 every year.