More Than 900 New Speed Enforcement Zones To Come Info Effect

Gardaí have issued a reminder to road users that more than 900 new speed enforcement zones will come into effect from 6am on Monday 17 February.

The new zones are part of a major expansion of GoSafe zones. 419 existing zones will continue to operate bringing the overall total to 1,322 zones.

The objective of the review was to take a proactive approach in the prevention of fatalities and life changing injuries by identifying 'GoSafe' monitoring locations and in particular areas not currently being monitored by 'GoSafe' where collisions occurred.

For example in 2019 Q1, 85% of fatalities occurred outside GoSafe zones. New locations were selected using data available examining fatal & serious injury collision locations.

Superintendent Tony Lonergan of the Garda National Roads Policing Bureau said: "We wish to remind road users that 903 new zones will become effective from 06.00 on the 17th February 2020, increasing the total to 1,322 zones. The location of all zones are available on the Garda website, along with the collision history and we are urging road users to become familiar with the zones."

Superintendent Lonergan continued: "We urge drivers to be fully aware of the posted speed limit and drive within the speed limit for the duration of their journey. Speed kills, help save lives."


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