Gardaí recently announced details of 355 new speed camera locations throughout the country which will be monitored from midnight tomorrow, Friday May 27th. The new locations of Speed Cameras in Roscommon are as follows:
N61, Between Barrybeg and West Athlone.
N61, Between Boyle and the N4 Junction.
N4, A 3.8km strech at Ardcarne, either side of the Knockvicar Junction.
M6, Between Monksland and West Athlone.
R362, Between Cloonakilla and Monksland.
N83, Through Cloonfad.
N60, Entering and exiting Castlerea.
N5, Between Sheepwalk, Frenchpark and East of Frenchpark Village.
N5, Between Rathcroghan School and Tulsk Village.
N5, Between the Tulsk side of “Simpson’s Cross” and Strokestown.
N5, Between Clonmore, Whitehall and Tarmonbarry.
R368, Between New Line Road Elphin and Cregga.
R361, Between Frenchpark and Kingsland.
R366, Castlecoote Road, Roscommon to Abbey Street, Roscommon.
R371, Between Clontuskert and Ballyleague.
The new locations have been determined based on the most recent collision statistics and previous speed camera locations which have experienced no collisions during the past four years, such on that on the N61 north of Roscommon town, will no longer be classed as “speed enforcement zones”.
The aim of the zones are save lives and reduce injury. Prior to the introduction of safety cameras, approximately 31% of fatal collisions occurred in these zones. In 2015 this figure had reduced to 14%. This shows a dramatic reduction in terms of risk in these areas and a huge increase in terms of road safety.
In announcing the locations Chief Superintendent Aidan Reid said “The safety cameras are proven life savers and only operate in areas which have a speed related collision history where fatal, serious injury and now minor injury collisions occur. By identifying and targeting these high risk areas our aim is to continue to reduce the number and severity of collisions, thus save more lives and prevent more injuries from occurring. This makes them roads safer for every road user.”
He went on to say that “Saving lives and preventing injuries is our number one goal and we urge every driver to become familiar with the full list of speed enforcement zones, freely available on the Garda website, so that they know to take extra care when travelling on these 1,000 plus stretches of high risk road.”
Gardai will use a range of equipment in the speed enforcement zones 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).
The existing Locations of Speed Cameras in Roscommon are:
L1244 (Old N5) West of Ballaghaderreen.
R325 and R293 Junction between Loughglynn and Ballaghaderreen.
R361 Between Kingsland and Boyle.
R367 Between Ballintubber and N60 Junction.
R368 Through Strokestown.
N5 East of Tulsk Village.
R357 Between Taughmaconnell and Ballinasloe.
R446 Through Cornafulla.
R446 Between Creagh and Ballinasloe.
N60 at Ballydooley (Oran) and Cloverhill.
N61 at Ballymurray.
N61 at Gort (South of Lecarrow).
N63 Lanesboro Road, Roscommon town.
N63 Between Athleague and Roscommon town.
N63 Between Ballygar and Mount Talbot.