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M1 checkpoint

  • 06-11-2020 9:51am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,180 ✭✭✭ dave 27


    Hi all, sorry if this is mentioned in other forums, does anyone know when these checkpoints are to be stopped?

    Traffic on the M1 is getting worse and worse, on Tuesday after waiting 40 minutes in the traffic jam there wasnt a sign of any guard, they must have been in their cars, i commute from Dundalk to Dublin every day but it seems any alternative routes have checkpoints too.

    I wouldnt mind but stopping people on a motorway where its clear on rush hour that people are coming from work is just bonkers :mad:


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  • Posts: 17,733 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    dave 27 wrote: »
    Hi all, sorry if this is mentioned in other forums, does anyone know when these checkpoints are to be stopped?..............

    When folk aren't being advised not to move from county to county again.

    The checkpoints are frustrating to all of the genuine work commuters and I doubt they deter any from unessential trips.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,933 ✭✭✭ micks_address


    yeah was stuck in it for ten minutes last monday evening and got to the end and about 10 garda standing on the side of the motorway. Not stopping anyone. Thought it was kinda bizzare. Maybe they thinking the traffic jam is a deterrent to people using the road? That said there was a lot of traffic on it.


  • Posts: 17,733 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    I imagine they are mandated to have the checkpoint there but the Gardai are rightfully thinking there is no value in stopping loads of work commuters :)
    They are doing their best to minimise the delay that they are forced to inflict.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,402 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    so it's the accordion effect from motorists slowing when they see the gardai, assuming they'll be stopped?


  • Posts: 17,733 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    It's down to one lane and they've a chicane type thing with traffic cones also, the volume of traffic means it comes to a crawl for the merge to one lane.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,843 ✭✭✭ messrs


    I would think once (if) we come out of level 5 on 1st December they may stop then


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,529 ✭✭✭ furiousox


    Using exit 6 and going through Gormanstown was an option (brought you out at the Huntsman pub) but that route is as busy as the M1 now.

    CPL 593H



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,840 ✭✭✭✭ whisky_galore


    Augeo wrote: »
    When folk aren't being advised not to move from county to county again.

    The checkpoints are frustrating to all of the genuine work commuters and I doubt they deter any from unessential trips.

    Anyone bent on rule breaking isn't going to take main routes anyway.


  • Posts: 17,733 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Indeed.... It's only adding time onto essential workers commutes.... In the 'spirit' of enforcement.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,180 ✭✭✭ dave 27


    furiousox wrote: »
    Using exit 6 and going through Gormanstown was an option (brought you out at the Huntsman pub) but that route is as busy as the M1 now.

    Junction 6 is a complete disaster (in peak times anyway), the queue can be quite long and ive seen people even queuing on the hard shoulder and cutting in last minute over the hatched lines, i wouldnt be surprised if there was a crash at that point one of these evenings


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