Ireland: Doubts over plan to use speed cameras to catch drivers using phones

A legal question has arisen over plans to use speed cameras to detect motorists in Ireland who are on their phones. Last month, Justice Minister Helen McEntee said traffic cameras would soon be used to spot the use of phones behind the wheel. It would allow the issuing of automatic fines just as the camera […]

New VESOS research for Transport Infrastructure Ireland confirms potential live-saving minutes could be saved by eCall

The specialist eCall consultancy and software company VESOS Solutions Ltd has completed research to evaluate the possible use of eCall data to generate incidents on the Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) road and motorway network, showing the technology can speed up response times after crashes. Four years of anonymised data collected by the country’s ECAS (Emergency […]

Ireland: Dangerous driving “off the scale”, says RSA

Almost 3,000 motorists in Ireland were caught speeding over the Easter weekend, with the figures triggering warnings that dangerous driving is now “off the scale”. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) fears non-compliance with road laws like speeding, mobile phone use and drink-driving has contributed to this year’s death toll of 61 already. That is 13 more than the same […]

Valerann to showcase the benefits of data fusion on Irish motorways

Valerann is delivering their data fusion platform under the enhancing Motorway Operation Services (eMOS) programme being delivered by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and Roughan & O’Donovan-AECOM (RODA). The road analytics technology innovators have deployed the Lanternn by Valerann™ (LbV) platform to pilot the benefits of data fusion on parts of the motorway network to enhance […]

NIMS: C-ITS Pilot Project for Enhanced Traffic Safety launched in Ireland

Ireland’s Network Intelligence and Management System (NIMS) initiative is set to revolutionize the country’s motorway network through a Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) pilot project, in collaboration with Kapsch TrafficCom, reports Europawire. Integrated into the operational Traffic Management solution since January 2024, C-ITS will provide real-time information to road users, enhancing traffic safety. With the […]

NIMS: Safer Irish roads with Connected Vehicles milestone

Ireland’s NIMS (Network Intelligence and Management System) initiative is launching a C-ITS pilot project to increase traffic safety. Since January 2024, C-ITS is fully integrated into the operational Traffic Management solution NIMS providing information to roadusers in real time. As part of this project, 1,500 members of the public will participate in the pilot, offering […]

Ireland needs more average speed cameras, says Justice Minister

Ireland’s Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has called for increased use of average-speed cameras. Ms McEntee said the technology should be a daily feature in a driver’s journey. She said investment in mobile speed-camera “GoSafe” vans had doubled across the country but that average-speed cameras need to be “looked at more”, reports PA Media. The […]

Jacobs to Provide Strategic Planning and Advisory Services to Ireland’s National Transport Authority

Consultant Jacobs has announced it has won a contract to provide strategic planning and advisory services to Ireland’s National Transport Authority. The authority is currently developing and implementing what it calls high quality, sustainable, accessible transport infrastructure and services across the nation. The NTA has re-appointed Jacobs to provide strategic support with the development of […]

Irish minister to learn average speed lessons from Scotland

Ireland’s Justice Minister Helen McEntee is to travel to Scotland to find out more about how average speed cameras have been used to make roads safer in the country. Talking to journalists at Ireland’s National Ploughing Championships, Ms McEntee called the summer “really awful” when it comes to road deaths.  “We need to do everything […]

Ireland authorises increased use of speed detection cameras

The use of speed detection cameras operating on Irish roads is to increase by 20% following agreement between Minister for Justice Helen McEntee and Irish Police force, the Garda, Commissioner Drew Harris to increase funding for GoSafe speed cameras. An additional €1.2 million (just over a million pounds) is to be allocated towards GoSafe, which […]

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