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Safety Cameras

1,322 Safety Camera Zones Nationwide

  • 903 new safety camera zones from 06:00 on Monday 17 February 2020
  • A total of 1,322 safety camera zones nationwide
  • Safety cameras are proven life savers
  • All safety camera zones (high risk locations) available below
  • 575 safety camera zones have been removed following a review
  • More than 1.5m speeding tickets issued since introduction of safety cameras (An Garda Síochána & GoSafe)

Since 2010, An Garda Síochána has contributed to making our roads safer through the use of safety cameras, using a service provider ‘GoSafe’ to operate them on its behalf. The primary purpose of safety cameras is to reduce speed related collisions, lessen injuries and save lives.

Safety cameras operate in areas where there is a history of speed related collisions, known as speed enforcement zones, using a fleet of marked vehicles* (see image below). Road deaths have decreased from 415 in 2000 to 148 in 2019. This shows a dramatic reduction in terms of risk and a huge increase in terms of road safety. All zones are available on the Garda website and available for GPS Navigation providers such as Garmin, TomTom, Google Maps or Waze to download.

Interactive map with new and current zones.

GoSafe provide a minimum of 7,400 enforcement hours and a maximum of 100 survey hours per month across the country. For the 7,400 enforcement hours, the cameras will operate from vans which are marked with high visibility reflective material and display a safety camera symbol. Images of the vans are available on the right hand side of this page.

The survey hours will be conducted from unmarked vans, in order to accurately observe and record the speeds at which vehicles are currently travelling, for survey purposes only.

Safety camera zones

Speed kills. Kill the speed.

Excessive or inappropriate speed is a significant contributory factor in road traffic collisions. Gardaí use a range of speed detection technology to reduce speed across Irish roads. A reduction in speed will lead to a reduction in the incidence of fatal and serious injuries and will improve road safety for all road-users.

We are working closely with a range of partner agencies, including Government Departments, the Road Safety Authority, the National Roads Authority, and the community, in order to develop a national culture of safe road use. A further extensive analysis of collisions on the road network where speed was a contributory factor has been completed. The following sections of road, as set out on the map, were identified as having a significant proportion of collisions whereby, in the opinion of the investigating Garda, a safe speed was exceeded.

Ongoing surveys will be conducted to ensure that these sections of roads continue to represent locations where speeding is happening. The map will be updated accordingly. These sections of the road network will be where An Garda Síochána will be primarily focusing our enforcement. We will use a range of equipment such as:

  • Handheld and tripod mounted laser guns;
  • Vehicle mounted Puma speed detection equipment, (both marked and unmarked vehicles);
  • Van mounted automatic speed detection radars (Garda operated);
  •  Van mounted Go-Safe vans (civilian operated).

An Garda Síochána appeals to all road users, in particular motorists, to familiarise themselves with these sections of the road network. We also appeal to motorists to always drive at an appropriate speed, to reduce the likelihood of being involved in a fatal or serious collision.