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Irish safety camera programme saves 71 lives in three years

  • September 6, 2014

Safety cameras on Irish roads have saved 71 lives over the past three years, according to research by the Irish government.

Irish Department of Transport economist Derek Rafferty said a significant number of injuries had also been prevented during the same period, and the cameras yielded an overall net benefit of some €70 million annually.

Mr Rafferty, who was speaking at the 11th Irish Society of New Economists conference in Galway in September said the research was based upon a comprehensive controlled study. It compared deaths and injuries at sites where safety cameras were positioned against locations that did not have a camera present.

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