28/04/2016

Garda Robot Traffic Vehicle Deployed At Loughlinstown Roundabout

On Wednesday night Garda deployed its Robot Traffic Vehicle at Loughlinstown Roundabout to monitor speed limits.

Following a number of complaints to the Gardaí at the Divisional Traffic Unit in Blackrock, Co. Dublin, in respect of the Loughlinstown Roundabout which is adjacent to Loughlinstown Hospital.

The complaints particularly referred to the difficulties encountered by drivers entering the roundabout, due to motorists exceeding the speed limit on the Northbound section of the M11 as it approached the Roundabout. The area in question is 80kph dropping to 50kph at the approach to the roundabout at this Section of the Roadway. The main traffic flow North onto the roundabout from the M11 makes it difficult to access the roundabout safely.

As a result of the complaints the Garda Robot Speed Van was deployed on the mornings of the 12th and 13th of April 2016, 500 metres short of the Roundabout in the 80kmh zone to access the complaint and carry out enforcement at the location if necessary. This Garda Robot Speed Van is Fully Marked in the Garda Traffic Livery and was parked in the Hard Shoulder which is coned off due to on-going Roadwork's.

A total of 2105 vehicles passed the Garda Robot Speed Van and out of this 141 Fixed Charge Notices were issued for exceeding the Speed Limit.

A total of 2807 vehicles passed the Garda Robot Speed Van and out of this 101 Fixed Charge Notices were issued for exceeding the Speed Limit.

(MH/CD)

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