Automatic speed cameras monitoring busy motorway go live this week
Safety cameras automatically informing Gardai of speeding offences will go live next week.
The launch of Ireland’s first mainline motorway average speed camera safety system will take place on Monday April 25 at 7am, covering the distance between Junction 26 and Junction 27 on the M7 motorway in Tipperary.
Drivers using this section of the motorway will notice large yellow poles with cameras, which will monitor at all times without any flashing lights or other operational indications.
Once the system determines a vehicle has exceeded the speed limit - 120km/h on the motorway - it will automatically create a record which will be transmitted to An Garda Síochána for action.
Penalties include a Fixed Charge Notice fine of €80 and three penalty points.
Ireland’s first mainline motorway average speed camera safety system commences on Monday. The safety cameras go operational on the M7 motorway in Tipperary – between Junction 26 and Junction 27 – in both directions from 7am.— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) April 22, 2022
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According to Gardai, a pilot scheme for the system successfully showed a reduction in speed and increase in compliance from motorists.
Compliance with the 120km/h motorway speed limit before the pilot was below 70% and approximately 90% afterwards.
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