International Road Safety Conference on Speeding

Speeding is the major cause of casualties and deaths on Irish roads and was the central theme at the 2010 International Road Safety Conference.

The Conference brought together road safety experts from Ireland, the UK, Sweden and Belgium to promote awareness and understanding of the risks and consequences of speeding. They also looked at other European countries to see what we can learn from their road safety strategies.

Research has shown that a reduction in speed leads to a reduction in the number of collisions and as part of the Road Safety Strategy 2007-2012, safety cameras will be introduced on Irish roads to deter speeding.

The Conference got an overview of the safety camera strategy in Ireland and heard case studies on the effectiveness of safety cameras in the UK and Sweden. Speakers also emphasised the need for an integrated enforcement and education model for safety cameras to maximise the benefits of the system.

The RSA hopes has that the Conference can help it achieve its goal of improving road safety and reducing the number of people whose lives are devastated by the effects of speeding.

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