NOTE: GARDA Website currently having difficulties with large amount of traffic!!
View Interactive Google Map at http://cdn.thejournal.ie/data/speed.html instead!

There was much talk on the airwaves this morning about a new website that shows you the locations of all speed cameras in Ireland. However… when I visited this morning, the site simply showed a “Service Unavailable” error. www.irishspeedtraps.com

I can’t to see this site and obviously either can anyone else! The site being down is most likely due to an unexpected level of traffic to the website.

A lot people see this site as a bad thing, but I personally think it will be a good thing. According to the Gardai, the locations of speed traps and cameras are chosen based on the number of accidents in that vicinity. So if that is true, it should make people slow down in these areas and hopefully as a knock on effect, reduce accidents too.

I’ll give a proper review of the site when it’s live again.

EDIT:
Just listening to the main guy behind the website on NewsTalk 106 right now and he is saying that the cameras are actually more focused on dual carraigeways and motorways, where in fact the accident rate is much lower…. more to come…

OH AND! Gardai have released the new list of Speed Camera locations –GARDA SPEED CAMERA LOCATIONS

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