GoSafe camera zones in Inishowen
SINCE 2010, An Garda
Síochána has used service provider ‘GoSafe’ to
operate safety cameras on its behalf. The primary
purpose of safety cameras is to reduce speed related
collisions, lessen injuries and save lives.
Safety cameras operate in areas where there is a
history of speed related collisions using a fleet of
marked vehicles. Road deaths have decreased from 415
in 2000 to 148 in 2019. This shows a dramatic
reduction and a huge increase in terms of road
GoSafe monitoring commenced operation in November
2010 and up to end of January 2020 they have
completed over 800,000 hours of enforcement and
checked over 248m vehicles.
More than 1.5m fixed charge notices for speeding
offences have been issued in the same time by Garda
and GoSafe. The number of vehicles detected in
excess of the speed limit is on average less than 1
vehicle per hour of monitoring.
GoSafe camera zones in Inishowen.
View all zones on the
Garda website .
An Garda Síochána
recently initiated an updated collision analysis of
the road network based on the most recent available
collision statistics. The objective was to take a
proactive approach in the prevention of fatalities
and life changing injuries by identifying ‘GoSafe’
monitoring locations and in particular areas not
currently being monitored by ‘GoSafe’ where
In total, there are now 1,322 speed enforcement
zones nationwide, including 903 new zones, where
safety cameras will operate effective from 6am on
Monday 17th February 2020.
Commenting on the review Ms. Moyagh Murdock, Chief
Executive, Road Safety Authority said, "Speed
remains the single biggest contributory factor to
road deaths in this country and is estimated to be a
factor in a third of fatal crashes. Driving too fast
increases your risk of being involved in a crash and
increases the severity of a crash.
Safety cameras have been in operation in this
country for a decade now and are proven lifesavers.
Deaths and injuries, as a result of speeding, in
collision prone zones where they are located have
dropped. I welcome this review of locations by An
Garda Síochána, which is based on speed related
crash data and I would remind people that the
locations can be found on the
Garda website ."