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Automated cameras to catch drivers running red lights at Luas lines

The system has been trialled over the past couple of years.

Minister Leo Varadkar
Minister Leo Varadkar
Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

AUTOMATED CAMERAS DESIGNED to catch drivers who break red lights at Luas junctions will be rolled out across Dublin.

However, gardaí will have to first sign off on the penalty.

After several trials of the system over the past few years, it has now received the approval of Transport Minister Leo Varadkar, and authorities are now looking implemented it at more locations.

The Railway Procurement Agency, Dublin City Council and the Gardaí were all involved in the project.

It is hoped it these will be in operation by later this year.

“The cameras will be able to send images of vehicles which break red lights at Luas junctions to the Gardaí, so that they can be processed as part of the fixed charge notice system,” a Department spokesperson said.

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