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N3 to m50

  • 04-02-2020 7:05pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭ Don199


    Recently started working in Blanchardstown and was wondering what the story was with the ridiculously low speed limits on the N3 at the M50 southbound interchange where it goes to 50km then down to 30km, I tried sticking to the limit today and ended up nearly getting tailgated,does there ever be go safe vans or garda with a gun in this area of the N3 as people seem to deliberately break the limit and wanted to know for future reference


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Music Moderators, Politics Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 22,315 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Dravokivich


    It's so high sided vehicles have a lower chance of toppling over.

    I always keep to the speed limit on'em.

    Gosafe Van's would need a layby to setup in.


  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭ Don199


    Gosafe Van's would need a layby to setup in.[/quote]

    What do you mean by a layby? I thought they can set up on hard shoulders etc


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Music Moderators, Politics Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 22,315 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Dravokivich


    Don199 wrote: »
    Gosafe Van's would need a layby to setup in.

    What do you mean by a layby? I thought they can set up on hard shoulders etc

    Layby as a spot off the road


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,764 ✭✭✭ Hurrache


    There is a layby when joining the N3 outbound from the M50, and Gardai have been there previously doing speed checks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭ Don199


    Hurrache wrote: »
    There is a layby when joining the N3 outbound from the M50, and Gardai have been there previously doing speed checks.

    Which zone? 80km, 50 km or 30?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭ Don199


    Layby as a spot off the road
    Are they allowed set up on hard shoulders? Or could they use a service vehicle only lay-by you see on motorways? Seems dangerous if you ask me


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    They regularly set up on the left here. It’s inside the 50km/h.


    yjfTYZ8.jpg


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,426 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,817 ✭✭✭ Darc19


    The idea behind this is that if you crash at over 30kmh and try and blame road design, you can't.

    Just drive at a safe speed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭ Don199


    They regularly set up on the left here. It’s inside the 50km/h.

    Who set up? Garda with a gun or go safe?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭ Don199


    i assume this is the section being mentioned; no room for any van.

    No I’m talking about the spot in the pic above your post


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Don199 wrote: »
    They regularly set up on the left here. It’s inside the 50km/h.

    Who set up? Garda with a gun or go safe?

    GoSafe.


  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭ Don199


    GoSafe.

    Really? Been going home that way the last 2 months haven’t seen one yet.. do they park in the hard shoulder or the service vehicle spot a small bit up ahead? Thanks for the info


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Don199 wrote: »
    Really? Been going home that way the last 2 months haven’t seen one yet.. do they park in the hard shoulder or the service vehicle spot a small bit up ahead? Thanks for the info

    That gap in the left is where I’ve seen them. Haven’t passed it as much lately but used to be on it for work a lot and you’d see them there (and up near the maxol station further out) a lot around mid morning - early afternoon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,573 ✭✭✭ Infini


    They regularly set up on the left here. It’s inside the 50km/h.


    yjfTYZ8.jpg

    Ive never seen anything in there and I'd say noone woupd be willing to chance parking a speedo van there its too small, those 30k/m limits are regularly ignored as well theyre insanely low and just not possible to drive that slow on that section, should be no lower than 60k/m imo. Always considered it a very badly designed area.

    Ive seen them camping the petrol station further up and under the bridge near the blanchardstown center in the past tho.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,961 ✭✭✭✭ Shefwedfan


    I have seen the van 1-2 times over the years, it caused pure mayhem as people slammed on brakes and nearly crashed as everyone else kept at speed....

    My hope is they figured that out and took it away....


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Infini wrote: »
    Ive never seen anything in there and I'd say noone woupd be willing to chance parking a speedo van there its too small, those 30k/m limits are regularly ignored as well theyre insanely low and just not possible to drive that slow on that section, should be no lower than 60k/m imo. Always considered it a very badly designed area.

    Ive seen them camping the petrol station further up and under the bridge near the blanchardstown center in the past tho.

    They would be willing because they have done it. It’s in the 50, not the 30.


  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭ Don199


    While we’re on the topic what areas on the n81 in tallaght usually have go safe speed checks? Just curious as it’s new to my commute, are they allowed in bus lanes etc?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 890 Johnny Sausage


    Don199 wrote: »
    While we’re on the topic what areas on the n81 in tallaght usually have go safe speed checks? Just curious as it’s new to my commute, are they allowed in bus lanes etc?

    there does be one in the hard shoulder of the N81 as you go down towards the village with the square on your left

    Here

    another popular spot is just past jobstown near the petrol station Here


  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭ Don199


    Infini wrote: »
    Ive never seen anything in there and I'd say noone woupd be willing to chance parking a speedo van there its too small, those 30k/m limits are regularly ignored as well theyre insanely low and just not possible to drive that slow on that section, should be no lower than 60k/m imo. Always considered it a very badly designed area.

    Ive seen them camping the petrol station further up and under the bridge near the blanchardstown center in the past tho.

    I’ve seen this road is on the new garda safety camera zones, I wonder with the new equipment AGS now have could they set up speed checks say for example on one of the overpasses or bridges there, fish in a barrel in the 30km or 50 km zone


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