Written answers

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Legislative Measures

Photo of Neasa HouriganNeasa Hourigan (Dublin Central, Green Party)
Link to this: Individually | In context | Oireachtas source

34. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when he expects legislative measures to be introduced to facilitate the deployment of red-light cameras. [46324/22]

Photo of Hildegarde NaughtonHildegarde Naughton (Galway West, Fine Gael)
Link to this: Individually | In context | Oireachtas source

The legislation required is in place. Section 81 of the Road Traffic Act 2010 provides for the use of camera apparatus to capture 'the constituent of an offence' in the case of a number of offences under the Road Traffic Acts.

Failure to obey a red light is a contravention of Article 30 of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 182 of 1997). These regulations are made under section 35 of the 1994 Act, and, in accordance with section 35(5) of that Act, contravention of regulations made under section 35 is an offence. The offence of not obeying a red light is therefore an offence under section 35 of the 1994 Act, and therefore covered by the provisions of section 81 of the 2010 Act.

As a consequence, the law is already clear in providing for the use of cameras to provide evidence of violation of red light rules.


No comments

Log in or join to post a public comment.