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Speed cameras to be reviewed as system 'clearly isn't working'

The Oireachtas Transport Committee isn’t impressed.

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THE OIREACHTAS TRANSPORT Committee is set to review the use of GoSafe cameras after a number of speeding cases were recently dismissed.

Committee member Patrick O’Donovan said the current system clearly isn’t working.

“It is clear that the system is not working at the moment. There are questions around the issuing of notices, as well as the location of vans and I believe that these, and other issues, need to be discussed in detail,” the Fine Gael TD said.

Only last week, cases involving Go Safe vans in Cavan and Monaghan were dismissed and last month cases were also dismissed in Clare and in Limerick.

O’Donovan has asked for a full review of the GoSafe system.

“I proposed that this review should include the Departments of Justice and Transport, the Garda Síochána, the operators of the GoSafe vans, together with legal practitioners who will be invited to come before the Committee.

“I have asked that this would commence as soon as possible so as to make sure that confidence is restored in the system,” he stated.

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