Confusion over speed trap

Local motorists are being caught out by speed traps on roads where speed limits have recently been changed.

Local motorists are being caught out by speed traps on roads where speed limits have recently been changed.

Cllr Michael O’Brien raised concerns at a recent meeting of the Joint Policing Committee. He said that while the safety camera vans are to be located ‘where fatal collisions are happening as a result of inappropriate speed’, some are being located where there is no record of such accidents.

“Whilst I have the same concern and interest as anybody else has in road safety and the prevention of all accidents, I also have the same concern for those whose livelihoods might be affected by the inappropriate or unfair use of speed traps,” he said.

He questioned why sections of rural roads between Gowran and Grannagh include blanket coverage. This was a national primary road capable of maximum 100kph until the new motorway replaced its status and a default to 80kph.However, some sections were later restored to the original limit and this is causing confusion because, in a lot of locations, signs are not provided.