Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (194)

Dessie Ellis

Question:

197 Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the rationale for the Garda Commissioner to release the collision prevention programme in relation to persons (details supplied). [32544/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice and Equality)

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the Collision Prevention Programme referred to has been supplied to the family in question. The function of this programme is to identify collision prone locations based on an ongoing analysis of the history of collisions, local knowledge, and road management and engineering involving An Garda Síochána, local authorities and the National Roads Authority. This is an ongoing process which is subject to review and it is used to establish if there are remedial engineering or structural work and/or enforcement action which can be taken at areas which have been identified as having a history of collisions with the overall objective of preventing or reducing such incidents.

I further understand that the Gardaí have met with the family and provided details concerning the traffic investigation arising from this fatal collision, together with supporting documents and other material concerning the case.