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Ireland Gets First Average Speed Cameras


Article by: rob brady
Date: 1 Jun 2017

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Following a delay of around 12 months due to administrative issues, Ireland has installed its first average speed cameras.

Point-to-point cameras now monitor the average speed of drivers using the Dublin Port Tunnel.

If a motorist's average speed exceeds the 80 KPH limit they will be issued an 80 fine and receive three penalty points on their licence.

Ireland's transport minister, Shane Ross said: "Any initiative that has the potential to save lives and reduce serious injuries on our roads is to be welcomed".

24,000 vehicles use the route daily.

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Posted by M8TJT on Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:24 pm Reply with quote

Quote:
"Any initiative that has the potential to save lives and reduce serious injuries on our roads is to be welcomed"
[cynicalmode] wonder how many KSIs there have been in the tunnel to warrant the inclusion of SPECS there.[/cynicalmode]


 
Posted by dales on Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:41 pm Reply with quote

No KSI's at all have been quoted for this road.

Here is the "justification"

"Traffic levels through Dublin Tunnel have increased by 40% over the last five years and as a result, there is statistically an increase in the potential for collisions and incidents.

Average speed camera enforcement systems look to mitigate the potential for these incidents as, statistically, there is typically a 50% reduction in the collision rate once in operation".

So, we can expect 50% less KSI's. Half of nothing is...

Dales


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Posted by M8TJT on Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:44 pm Reply with quote

Ah. I see. Just the sort of answer that I sort of expected. [/cynicalmode]


 
Posted by DennisN on Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:28 pm Reply with quote

Yes, but you'll still have the 50% that hasn't been reduced. Think "Half Full" not "Half Empty".


Dennis

Where there's a will .... there's a wake.

 
Posted by arjent on Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:34 am Reply with quote

Its good to see that cameras are going in here everyone speeds through there at the moment.
I don't think that the fine and points would be enforceable on non residents of Ireland


 
Posted by M8TJT on Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:20 pm Reply with quote

If there haven't been any accidents, why worry if they are driving quickly. It's obviously safe to do so.


 
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