Two high definition CCTV cameras have been installed at a location on the upgrade of the N60 at Lagnamuck, Balla, in a bid to crack down on motorists breaking traffic lights and speeding through the roadworks site.
Mayo County Council announced last week a working partnership with P&D Lydon Civil Engineering contractors and An Garda Siochana that included the installation of a new CCTV system at this site to assist gardai in identifying and apprehending offenders. Gardai will also have presence at the roadworks site to monitor driver behaviour and to enforce the lower roadworks speed limit.
Over the course of the ongoing works the footage will be fed back to gardai who will review it and then issue fixed charge penalty notices to any drivers found to be speeding or breaking the traffic lights.
The purpose of this campaign is to remind drivers that the most important things they can do to keep roadside workers safe are slow down, and pay attention to instructions from traffic control personnel, temporary road signs, and traffic control devices.