Thurles area Speed Enforcement Zones as on 14/3/13 shown in Red
Nationally the number of Go-Safe motorist speed detection camera zones are to increase by over 243 and from the end of April there will be a total of 727 locations where the vans will now be deployed.
As stated an additional 243 stretches of road have now been further identified as having a collision history suitable for inclusion as a speed enforcement zone. Some 60% of these roads are regional/local roads while the remaining are national roads. Some 48% of all fatal collisions in the five year period 2006 to 2012 occurred on these 727 sections of roadway.
Twenty new sites have now been identified here in Co Tipperary and monitoring will come into effect, as stated, in April.
The twenty new accident prone areas identified in Tipperary are as follows:- RATHBEG, LONGFORDPASS (R639.), COOLEENY (local.), BORRISBEG (N62.), AGHSMEAR (N62.), CARRICK (R445.), FOXHALL (R503.), KILCORAN, BOHERNARNANE (R639.), CLOONYHEA, KILLAGHY (R690.), LICKFINN, LANESPARK (R689.), LOUGHLOHERY, MOORSTOWN (N24.), BALLYNARAHA, SESKIN (N76.), ANNAGH (R438.), BALLINVILLA, LISGARRIFF (N52.), GARRANMORE, FUSSOUGH (R691.), NEWPARK, BALLYSHEEHANN (R639.), BURGES MANSION, BURGES WEST (R668.), BALLYBEG, PARKSTOWN (R639.), THURLES TOWNPARKS (N62.), WHITEFIELD (N62.) and finally KILBOY (R497.).
From January 2011 to January 2013 road deaths fell to record lows with 186 deaths in 2011 and 162 deaths in 2012.
The primary purpose of these safety cameras is to reduce speed related collisions, lessen injuries and save lives.
Safety cameras only operate on sections of road which have a history of collisions occurring where speed is a contributory factor. The areas where these cameras are operating are available to the public on the Garda website. (Click HERE To View.)
‘GoSafe,’ monitoring commenced operation on a phased basis in November 2010 and reached full operational capacity in March 2011. GoSafe are contracted to provide a minimum of 6000 hours speed enforcement per month as directed by An Garda Síochána. GoSafe are also set key performance indicators, to ensure enforcement is targeted at key days and times, with a particular emphasis on night time and weekends.
From 1st November 2010 to 31st December 2012, more than 408,000 fixed charge notices were issued as a result of detections from both GoSafe and Gardaí operated Robot vans, for non-intercept speeding offences.