REVEALED: Locations of 27 new speed camera sites on Wicklow roads from next week
Twenty-seven new speed zones are to be introduced into Wicklow next week.
The Gardai are changing the locations of where their speed vans have usually been located on Wicklow’s roads, taking effect from 6am on Monday.
The vans are being moved to areas that have seen a significant number of road accidents over the last number of years and are being placed there in an effort to change driver’s habits, get them to slow down and to abide by the speed limits.
The new sites are:
|Road Name||Location||Road Type||Number of Collisions|
|M11||Arklow to Scarnagh||Motorway||5|
|M11||Junction 15, M11||Motorway||2|
|R772||Newtown Mount Kennedy||Regional||2|
|R761||Three Trouts Bridge||Regional||2|
|L1020||Kilcrone to Enniskerry||Local||2|
|L1007||Monastery Road, Enniskerry||Local||2|
Or can be found at the interactive map here.
Gardaí insist speed vans save lives and the purpose of the cameras is to reduce speed-related collisions and lessen injuries. Road deaths have dropped from 415 in 2000 to 148 in 2019.
The gardaí want to make motorists aware that although the speed zones may have changed in many areas, the gardai and the road division units will still be out on our road enforcing dangerous driving laws.
Safety cameras operate in areas where there is a history of speed-related collisions, known as speed enforcement zones, using a fleet of marked vehicles.
The 27 sites in Wicklow are part of 903 new speed zones are being introduced nationwide.