Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (482)

Pádraig MacLochlainn


482. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he has commissioned any person within his Department to examine international best practice in policing methods that could be adopted that may reduce road traffic offences; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12856/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Garda Commissioner has responsibility for roads policing and works in conjunction with the Road Safety Authority and other relevant partner agencies and institutions in the development and implementation of the actions and initiatives as set out in the Road Safety Strategy. As the Deputy will be aware, the Road Safety Strategy is drawn up by the Road Safety Authority, following extensive consultation and informed by national and international experience and research in the field of road safety. I am further advised that the Garda authorities work closely with the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL) organisation, including with respect to that organisation's work in initiating and supporting road safety research. In this context I have no plans to commission separate advice on this subject.