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Cctv on a cork roundabout

  • 05-04-2024 5:25pm
    Registered Users Posts: 66 ✭✭

    while on the way home from work today I spotted this cctv camera on a roundabout in cork I am wondering can any one tell me is it a red light camera


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,863 ✭✭✭Chris_5339762

    Probably just a CCTV to see whats going on there. We don't do red light cameras in Ireland although we really really should.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,337 ✭✭✭beachhead

    Who has installed it is most likely what wexcap is asking. Once upon a time in Ireland planning permission was needed.Vut now they pop up anywhere and overnight

  • Registered Users Posts: 66 ✭✭wexcap

    As in cork ever intersection has these dome cameras over the traffic lights and I was wondering were they red lights sneakily installed to catch drivers

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,477 ✭✭✭KrisW1001

    Collision with opposing traffic is generally how we "catch" red-light runners in this country.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,400 ✭✭✭JohnC.

    Is it providing one of the feeds here?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 66 ✭✭wexcap

    No I am wondering are they red light cameras can anyone help me

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,400 ✭✭✭JohnC.

    No. We don't have red light cameras in this country. There were two as a trial on Luas junctions in Dublin, but even they have not been used for several years. But they may be on the way back. But right now, there are none. And they look nothing like that.

  • Registered Users Posts: 66 ✭✭wexcap

    So what do you think they use these cameras for ?

  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 39,105 Mod ✭✭✭✭Seth Brundle

    Traffic monitoring camera (for monitoring volumes and movements)?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,018 ✭✭✭blindsider

    Agreed - traffic monitoring and providing feeds to TII and the Dunkettle traffic app.

    It's a real shame we don't have red light cameras here - they've been in use in the UK for probably 30 yrs now. Idiots clogging up junctions by running lights when there's no room, and ignoring yellow box junctions, have a lot to answer for IMO.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,337 ✭✭✭beachhead

    Red and green lights also that work

  • Registered Users Posts: 12 Act Fast

    There are loads of similar installations around Galway City. They're used by the traffic control centre to adjust signal operations at junctions depending on the traffic being observed. They don't record any of the footage AFAIK. I'd assume there's a similar control centre in Cork?

  • Registered Users Posts: 66 ✭✭wexcap

    To the be honest I don't know if we have a center or not what is the name of the one I. Galway?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,546 ✭✭✭Charles Babbage