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Garda speed zones

  • 24-05-2020 9:42pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭ Don199
    Registered User


    Hi all was just curious about the speed camera zones on the Garda website, are these just the zones that the go safe vans can operate in? I’m assuming the Gardaí can set up speed checks anywhere and these zones don’t apply to them? Thanks


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,513 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder
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    correct. speed limits are enforceable on any public road in the state.


  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭ Don199
    Registered User


    correct. speed limits are enforceable on any public road in the state.

    So the go safe vans must only operate in the zones as seen on the Garda website would I be correct in saying that? Otherwise the zones on the website are pointless


  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭ Don199
    Registered User


    correct. speed limits are enforceable on any public road in the state.

    I understand the Guards can do a speed check anywhere.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,513 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder
    Moderator


    just don't speed, and the question is moot.


  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭ Don199
    Registered User


    just don't speed, and the question is moot.

    I don’t speed and don’t intend to was just curious that’s all.


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Music Moderators, Politics Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 22,315 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Dravokivich
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    It comes across more like an obsession. You're always asking about speeding.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,808 ✭✭✭ Duckjob
    Registered User


    He just wants to know how to speed responsibly :P


  • Registered Users Posts: 77,620 ✭✭✭✭ Victor
    Registered User


    Don199 wrote: »
    So the go safe vans must only operate in the zones as seen on the Garda website would I be correct in saying that?
    They only enforce in the zones. They can also be used anywhere for surveys.


  • Posts: 14,350 ✭✭✭✭ Ari Handsome Smart-ass
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    Thought speed vans could operate wherever they wanted now? Was that not part of the rules being changed when they recently added a load of new roads that they're allowed to operate on (that they don't actually have to be signposted anymore)?


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,647 ✭✭✭✭ coylemj
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    Thought speed vans could operate wherever they wanted now? Was that not part of the rules being changed when they recently added a load of new roads that they're allowed to operate on (that they don't actually have to be signposted anymore)?

    Those two statements are incompatible. If speed cameras could now operate anywhere, there would be no need to add 'new roads' to the map because there would no longer be any map.


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  • Posts: 14,350 ✭✭✭✭ Ari Handsome Smart-ass
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    coylemj wrote: »
    Those two statements are incompatible. If speed cameras could now operate anywhere, there would be no need to add 'new roads' to the map because there simply wouldn't be any need for a map.


    Fair point. That's what typing too fast gets me. :o


    I believe the zones they operate in no longer need to be signposted is what I was trying to say. And ham-fistedly trying to say they may aswell be able to operate anywhere now anyway with all the new roads added. :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard
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    i think they have to signed but as many are a dozen or more miles long, the signs are not too conspicuous anymore.

    The new zones are not too logical anyway. The main route out of my town (almost straight) is not included but another route, on which it is close to impossible to speed is. Both R roads.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,193 ✭✭✭ pg633
    Registered User


    Isambard wrote: »
    i think they have to signed but as many are a dozen or more miles long, the signs are not too conspicuous anymore.

    The new zones are not too logical anyway. The main route out of my town (almost straight) is not included but another route, on which it is close to impossible to speed is. Both R roads.
    The signs are being removed:
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/speed-cameras-in-operation-in-900-new-locations--but-warning-signs-removed-982153.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard
    Registered User


    i know that some signs are being removed, (many will be redundant) but not sure that implies all signs are being removed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,808 ✭✭✭ keano25
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    It comes across more like an obsession. You're always asking about speeding.

    I'd say he has a YouTube page one of these lads ranting and raving about the cameras.


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