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Dublin Average Speed Camera (ASC)
A survey revealed that 55% of all drivers using the Dublin Port Tunnel were speeding. Redspeed’s ASC solution was introduced to tackle this challenge directly.
The Irish justice minister commented,
“Prior to the introduction of this system, speed checks at Dublin Port Tunnel were conducted using handheld laser-based technology and required a garda presence to identify and intercept speeding vehicles. For safety reasons these checks could only be conducted outside the tunnel and, therefore, could not influence driver behaviour inside the tunnel itself”.
In 2017 Redspeed installed Average Speed enforcement cameras helping to reduce the speed of traffic travelling through the Dublin Port Tunnel.
Since installing the first average speed enforcement system in Ireland ,Garda Superintendent Tom Murphy has said,
“This system will save lives and make our roads safer. An Garda Síochána are delighted to work with TII and RSA to implement this project.”
The number of drivers speeding in Dublin Port Tunnel has plummeted since the introduction of the ASC system last year.
“We welcome this enhancement to the operations of the Dublin Port Tunnel,
said Chief Superintendent Aidan Reid from the Garda National Traffic Bureau.
Gardaí say it has been successful in improving driver behaviour with the number of drivers exceeding the speed limit of 80km/h dropping from about 55% to just over 10%.”
Garda figures indicate that only 0.15 per cent of drivers using the link between Dublin Port and the M1 now travel at 10km/h over the limit of 80 km/h, compared to about 20
per cent before the system was introduced – Source: The Times
A 2016 study commissioned by the RAC Foundation looked at data from 51 average speed camera sites over a 15 year period. It found that lower speeds reduced fatal and serious collisions by 36.4% and personal injury collisions by 16%.