Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (446)

Robert Troy

Question:

446. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if consideration will be given to bringing forward legislation to permit the use of cameras to enforce legislation with regard to the use of bus and cycle lanes. [51828/18]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

For the purposes of enforcing road traffic legislative requirements, there is already provision in the Road Traffic Acts for the use of cameras as an aid to such enforcement.  Under section 81 of the Road Traffic Act 2010, electronic apparatus, including cameras, may be used to provide evidence in relation to offences under a number of the provisions of the Road Traffic Acts.  Section 35 of the Road Traffic Act 1994 is one such provision, under which the Traffic and Parking Regulations are made and which set out the requirements governing use of bus lanes and cycle tracks. Section 81 provides the vires for the use of cameras and other electronic apparatus to be used to provide evidence in relation to these offences.