Sunday 19 January 2020

Garda 'Robovan' stationed near hospital this evening to catch speeding drivers

Cathal McMahon

We may not have Robocop yet to tackle crime but gardaí have now unveiled their very own 'Robot Vehicle'

The van has been deployed this evening following a number of complaints about the Loughlinstown roundabout.

According to gardaí 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 an 80 km per hour zone dropping to 50 kph at the approach to the roundabout. 

Picture: Garda Press Office
Picture: Garda Press Office

As a result of the complaints speed checks were mounted on the mornings of April 12 and 13.

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 ongoing Roadwork’s.

On April 12 the speed can was active between 10:15am and 1:15pm; during this time a total of 141 fixed notice charges were issued to speeding drivers.

On April 13 the van was deployed between 7am and 9.30am and 101 fixed charge notices were issued.

The speed checks will be in operation this evening  at the Loughlinstown Roundabout and will monitor compliance with the speed limit.

FCPN Fixed charge penalty notice for speeding attracts an €80 fine and 3 penalty points.

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