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First average speed camera system for Ireland

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Ireland’s road and rail body, Transport Infrastructure, Ireland is working with the country’s police force to introduce its first average speed enforcement system.

It’ll be installed in the Dublin Port Tunnel, which opened nearly ten years ago.

Chief Superintendent Aidan Reid, welcomes the plan explaining, “due to an increase in traffic travelling through Dublin Port Tunnel this new enforcement system provides additional support toward maintaining a safe travel experience for all users of the Tunnel.”

The CEO of TII, Michael Nolan added, “the average speed camera enforcement system will assist in maintaining the Dublin Port Tunnel’s strong safety record.  TII is grateful to An Garda Síochána [Irish Police] for supporting us with this operational improvement.”

TII says traffic levels through Dublin Port Tunnel have increased by 40% over the last 5 years and as a result there is statistically, an increase in the potential for collisions and accidents.  They add that statistics suggest average speed camera systems typically lead to a 50% reduction in the collision rate once in operation.

Once the cameras are installed there will be a period of testing before they go live, expected to be later in the year.

 
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