April 19, 2021
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REVEALED: Locations of 16 new speed camera sites on Waterford roads from next week

Sixteen new speed zones are to be introduced into Waterford next week by An Garda Síochána.

The gardai are changing the locations of where their speed vans have usually been located on Waterford’s roads, taking effect from 6am on Monday.

The vans are being moved to areas that have seen a significant number of road accidents over the last number of years and are being placed there in an effort to change driver’s habits, get them to slow down and to abide by the speed limits.

The new sites are:

Road Name Location Road Type Number of Collisions
N25 Kinsalebeg National 5
N25 Lemybrien National 2
N25 Lacka Road, Kilmeden National 2
N72 Lismore National 3
R628 Tallow National 3
R671 Aglish National 2
R675 Curraghilla National 2
R678 Clonea Power Regional 3
R680 Fiddown Bridge Regional 6
R686 Summerhill Regional 4
R672 Dungarvan Regional 8
R672 Dungarvan Regional 2
R675 Kilcohan Regional 4
L5109 Ballyhoo Local 2
L4082 Faithlegg Local 2
Strand Street Waterford Urban 7

Or can be found at the interactive map here.

Gardaí insist speed vans save lives and the purpose of the cameras is to reduce speed related collisions and lessen injuries. Road deaths have dropped from 415 in 2000 to 148 in 2019.

The gardaí want to make motorists aware that although the speed zones may have changed in many areas, the gardai and the road division units will still be out on our road enforcing dangerous driving laws.

Safety cameras operate in areas where there is a history of speed related collisions, known as speed enforcement zones, using a fleet of marked vehicles.

The 16 sites in Waterford are part of 903 new speed zones that are being introduced nationwide.

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