Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2411, 2412)

Marc MacSharry

Question:

2411. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has considered introducing additional measures to reduce the number of drivers who illegally drive through red lights. [33056/19]

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Marc MacSharry

Question:

2412. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the significant incidence of drivers driving through red lights in the Stillorgan and Foxrock areas; and if he has considered introducing additional enforcement measures in the areas. [33057/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 2411 and 2412 together.

My attention has not been drawn to what is essentially an enforcement matter for An Garda Síochána. Failure to obey traffic lights is an offence under the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997, as amended, and a driver caught engaging in this behaviour faces a minimum fine of €80 as well as 3 penalty points. Furthermore, section 81 of the Road Traffic Act 2010 provides for the use of cameras, if so required, by the Gardaí to assist in the detection of such offences for enforcement purposes.