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					    L.A.M.A. Conference
       - Road Safety -
Wednesday 26th November 2008

 Inspector Michael Murray,
    An Garda Siochana,
       Traffic Corps,
         Castlebar.
         Traffic Watch - 1890 205 805
    An Garda Siochana Policing Plan
                 2008.
•   Goal 1 – National & International Security.
•   Goal 2 – Crime.
•   Goal 3 – Traffic.
•   Goal 4 – Public Order.
•   Goal 5 – Ethnic and Cultural Diversity.
•   Goal 6 – Community Engagement.


                  Traffic Watch - 1890 205 805
     Goal 3 – Traffic.

    “To significantly reduce the
   incidence of fatal and serious
injuries and improve road safety”.




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     Policing Plan 2008 Goal 3 – Traffic.
               Six key actions.
• Target enforcement of road traffic and road transport
    legislation.
•   Targeted intelligence-led operations against offending
    young drivers.
•   Increase organisational capability in Traffic Policing.
•   Utilise automated technology to enhance traffic operations.
•   Promote Road Safety.
•   Engage with R.S.A. and other relevant stakeholders in
    implementing Road Safety Strategy.


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    Traffic Corps - Rank Structure.
•  Commissioner E. Rock G.N.T.B.
•  Chief Supt. and Superintendent,
•  Chief Supt. A.C.McNamara, - Mayo Division.
•  Regional Traffic Superintendents,
  (Western Region - Mayo, Galway, Roscommon and
   Clare).
• Divisional Traffic Inspectors.
• Sergeants, Gardai and Clerical staff.
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  Traffic Corps strength – Mayo.

• One Inspector

• Five Sergeants

• 24 Gardai

• One Clerical officer
                   Traffic Watch - 1890 205 805
Road Fatalities – Mayo Garda Division
             2004 – 2008.
     16
     14
     12

     10

      8
                                              Fatalities
      6
      4

      2
      0
          2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
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                Fatalities
             Fatalities on Irish Roads
                     2006 -2008

400

350   365
                             339
300

250
                         2                    259
200

150

100

50

 0
      2006                   2007             2008


                       (as of 25.11.2008)

               Traffic Watch - 1890 205 805
Serious Injury Collisions On Irish
        Roads 2006 - 2008
                                Serious Injury Collisions - 2006 to 2008

                   800
                   700
                   600        698
                                                         643
 C o llis io n s




                   500
                   400                                                           477
                   300
                   200
                   100
                     0
                         Jan to Dec 2006            Jan to Dec 2007        Jan to Sept 2008


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Collision Trends on Irish Roads
           2006 - 2008
                            Serious And Fatal Collisions
                                    2006 to 2008

             800
                                                -55 from 2006
             700
             600                                                        -62 from 2006
Collisions




             500
             400                               -12 from 2006
             300                                                        -47 from 2006
             200
             100
               0
                   Jan to Dec 2006           Jan to Dec 2007           Jan to Sept 2008

                                             Serious Injury    Fatal
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                            Speeding Detections
                                2006 - 2008
                                   Speeding Detections - 2006 to 2008

               250,000

               200,000
                                                            198,731
D e t e c t io n




               150,000          180,712

                                                                                 134,338
               100,000

                   50,000

                       0
                            Jan to Dec 2006             Jan to Dec 2007      Jan to Sept 2008

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  Enforcement Levels For Speeding
          Detections 2008
Speed Zone   10kmph over          10 to 20kmph over   >20kmph over

              51 - 60 kmph           61 - 70 kmph      71+ kmph
 50 kmph          0.13%                 17.29%          82.58%

              61 - 70 kmph           71 - 80 kmph      81+ kmph
 60 kmph          0.48%                 34.58%          64.94%

              81 - 90 kmph          91 - 100 kmph      101+ kmph
 80 kmph          0.18%                 38.44%           61.38%

             101 - 110 kmph         111 - 120 kmph     121+ kmph
100 kmph          1.04%                  9.32%           89.64%

             121 - 130 kmph         131 - 140 kmph     141+ kmph
120 kmph          3.05%                 21.36%           75.59%
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                         Drink Driving Detections
                               2006 - 2008
                                Drink Driving Detections - 2006 to 2008

                 20,000

                                 17,868                       18,212
                 15,000
D e t e c t io n s




                                                                                  13,708
                 10,000

                     5,000

                        0
                             Jan to Dec 2006              Jan to Dec 2007     Jan to Sept 2008

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               Mobile Phone While Driving
                 Detections 2006 - 2008
                                 Mobile Phone Detections - 2006 to 2008

                    35,000
                    30,000                                     32,642
                                                                                   30,819
                    25,000
D e te c ti o n s




                    20,000
                    15,000
                    10,000
                     5,000
                                  6,157
                        0
                             Sept to Dec 2006              Jan to Dec 2007     Jan to Sept 2008


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            Detection Trends for Driving
                Offences 2006 - 2008
                                        Detection Trends
                                           2006 - 2008

            50000

            40000
Detection




            30000

            20000
            10000

               0
                    Jan to Dec 2006                 Jan to Dec 2007         Jan to Dec 2008 (Estimate)

                                      Seatbelt    Mobile Phone        Drink Driving

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                             No Seatbelt / Restraint
                             Detections 2006 - 2008
                                      Seatbelt Detections - 2006 to 2008
                    35,000
                    30,000
                                                              30,417
                    25,000       26,697
D e te c ti o n s




                    20,000                                                        23,328
                    15,000
                    10,000
                     5,000
                        0
                             Jan to Dec 2006              Jan to Dec 2007     Jan to Sept 2008


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                               2. Forensic
                                Collision
                                Capacity
       1. Automatic                              3.Privatisation
          Number                                       of
           Plate                                     Safety
       Recognition                                  Cameras




  8. Fixed
                                ROAD                         4. Collision
  Charge
                               SAFETY                           Prone
Processing
                              STRATEGY                          Zones
  System




       7. Mandatory                                   5. Health
          Alcohol                                        and
          Testing                                      Safety
        Guidelines                                   Equipment
                              6 Information
                               Technology




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      How do we go about doing our
                work?
• Lifesaver offences (Speed, Seatbelts, • Fixed Charge Processing
  Drunken Driving, Dangerous Driving).
                                                             System (F.C.P.S.).
• Collision Prone Zones.                                 •   Special Operations; Bus,
 (C.P.Z.’s).                                                 Truck, Child, H.G.V.,
• Intercept/Non Intercept                                    Lighting, Drugs and
  Speed Detections.                                          Surround.
• Mandatory Alcohol                                      •   Mayo County Council.
  Testing (M.A.T.’s)
• Multi-agency checkpoints.                              • The four ‘E’s.
• TISPOL.

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               The Four ‘E’s.

• Education.

• Engineering.

• Enforcement.

• Evaluation.
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           Mayo County Council.
• ‘Road Safety Together’              • Mr. Des Mahon, Mayo
    Group. ‘Stay Alert Stay               County Manager
    Alive’ Policy.                    •   Mr. Noel Gibbons, Road
•   Weighbridges.                         Safety Officer.
•   High Viz Jackets.                 •   Mr. Michael Mongan,
•   Ballinrobe (Young                     Senior Executive Engineer
    Drivers).                             (S.E.E.).
•   European Night without            •   Ms. Anne Sweeney,
    Accidents (18.10.2008).               Executive Engineer.
•   Diversion Routes.                     (E.E.)

                      Traffic Watch - 1890 205 805
       Road Safety Together Group
               members;

•   An Garda Siochana,
•   Mayo County Council,
•   Road Safety Authority,
•   H.S.E. West,
•   N.R.A.


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     What can you do to assist in this
      drive towards Safer Roads?

• Slow down – Practice observing the speed limits,
• Never move your vehicle before ensuring that
    every passenger is wearing their safety belt,
•   Don’t Drink and drive,
•   Remember, the most aggressive driving you will
    ever engage in is overtaking, do it carefully,
•   Spread the road safety message.


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