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Friday 15 December 2017

Gardai plan clampdown on speeding in Dublin

Paul Melia

Paul Melia

GARDAI plan a major clampdown on speeding motorists in the capital amid serious concerns about a rise in the number of deaths this year.

The numbers killed is up seven this year, in part because of speeding drivers.

And gardai today identified the top ten locations for speeding in the city, and have promised to mount a concerted crackdown in these areas.

In some cases, drivers are travelling at more than 30kmh above the limit, putting themselves and other motorists at risk.

The top ten speeding locations are:

*  Celbridge Road, where motorists travel at up to 21.kmh above the limit, and Cappagh Road in Finglas (23.5kmh), both in Fingal County Council.

*  Naas Road (between 23.6kmh and 32.5kmh), Ballycullen Road (27.8kmh) and Dodder Park Road (26.7kmh), all in South Dublin county council.

*  Drummartin Link Road (26.8kmh) and Temple Hill, Blackrock (26.1kmh) in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown.

*  Dublin Port Tunnel (24.6kmh), Swords Road in Whitehall (28.4kmh) and Wolfe Tone Quay (21.4kmh).

 Enforcement will be focused between 7am and 9.30am every morning, Monday to Friday, for October and November.  Operations will also take place between 4pm and 7.30pm.

"Our casualty reduction campaign is in effect a collision reduction strategy and our aim is to prevent collisions happening in the first place," chief superintendent Aidan Reid said.

"The public have a big part to play and together we can save lives and reduce the number of casualties."

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