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Motorway Speed Safety An Issue On Tipperary’s M7.

Motorway speed safety cameras have been installed on the M7 in Co. Tipperary since Monday last.

The decision to execute this plan was jointly decided by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), the Roads Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána.

This safety camera system was installed between Junction 26 – Nenagh (West) and Junction 27 – Birdhill, covering traffic flow in both directions. Same will be Ireland’s first mainline motorway-based system since an identical system became operational with great success in the Dublin City Tunnel back in mid-2017.

The location identified for the installation on the M7 in Co. Tipperary, has been in the past the subject of frequent micro-climate events, with mostly large ice particles falling in the form of hail, thus resulting in an increased collision frequency in this particular area of the county.

We understand that the objective of this installation is to secure compliance, not prosecutions. However, with current speeds on the M7 regarded as totally unacceptable, Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) state that such speeding is typical of driver behaviour on low traffic volume sections of our Irish motorway network, throughout Ireland.

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