Written answers

Thursday, 21 March 2024

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Road Traffic Offences

Photo of Neasa HouriganNeasa Hourigan (Dublin Central, Green Party)
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96. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will provide an update on progress on the implementation of red light cameras across the road traffic network; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13007/24]

Photo of Jack ChambersJack Chambers (Dublin West, Fianna Fail)
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Section 81 of the Road Traffic Act 2010 provides for the use of cameras by the Gardaí to assist in the detection of certain offences under the Road Traffic Acts. These powers have been successfully used by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), working in partnership with the Gardaí, with regard to speeding offences and it is open to other road authorities to use these powers on a similar basis for other offences.

In line with commitments set out under Actions 67 and 122 of the Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030, the National Transport Authority (NTA) chaired a cross-agency working group to examine various approaches to expediting the timely and efficient introduction of camera enforcement.

Building on the recommendations of this group and work undertaken by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in respect of speed cameras, the Department has appointed TII to lead the development of the National Safety Camera Enforcement Strategy. This strategy will outline the structure, funding and partnership and governance arrangements associated with the management and implementation of camera enforcement in Ireland and is expected to be finalised before the end of 2024.

I understand also, in the interim before the TII-led strategy is completed, that the NTA is considering plans for further deployment of cameras for traffic management to support the effective roll-out of BusConnects.


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