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Published Date: 24 September 2008
By Grace O'Dea
MOTORISTS in Offaly can now see exactly where Garda Speed Zones lie in the county on a new website.
Over 35 locations in the county are listed on the website, giving exact measurements of the zone in which Gardai will be checking for speed.

Gardai established the website because they say excessive or inappropriate speeding continues to be a signADVERTISEMENT

ificant contributory factor in road traffic collisions. As part of the Road Safety Strategy 2007 - 2012 and An Garda Síochána's strategic goals, a targeted approach to speed enforcement will be undertaken in order to significantly reduce the incidence of fatal and serious injuries and improve road safety.

An Garda Síochána, in conjunction with the National Roads Authority, have completed an extensive analysis of the collision history on the road network where speed was a contributory factor. Sections of road have been identified where a significant proportion of accidents occurred whereby, in the opinion of the investigating Garda, a safe speed was exceeded.

Based on this analysis, a list of Speed Enforcement Zones has been developed with the aim of providing information to motorists in order to raise awareness of speeding in these zones. An Garda Síochána will utilize these zones in order to direct speed enforcement activity in a proportionate and targeted manner. These zones will be reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis through continuing analysis, feedback, and sharing of information with other stakeholders.

Areas in Offaly include Coolnahiley, Tober, Clara, Cloghan, Pallas, Mucklagh, Annaghharvey, Ballina Cross, Leabeg, Ballybruncullin, Kinabin, Daingean, Rathvillan, Derries, Derryclure, Ardan Road, Blueball, Killooley, Gormagh, Ballybought, Fivealley, Kennedy Cross, Harbour road Banagher, Rathvilla, and Crinkill.

Anyone wishing to check the locations for themselves can do so by logging onto offaly.htm