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Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Robert Troy says he is shocked and appalled by new information which shows that there has been a 30 per cent drop in the number of Gardaí assigned to the Traffic Corps since 2011.
New research conducted by AIG has revealed that the majority of Irish drivers do not believe there is enough of a Garda presence on our roads to tackle both drink driving and speeding.
Gardaí at Mullingar continue to investigate a three-vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred at Hiskinstown, Delvin, Co Westmeath on October 8, involving two cars and a truck.
Reducing the size of the Garda Traffic Corps “is a short-sighted and retrograde step” that will have a “detrimental effect on policing across the country”.
Jim Higgins MEP for Ireland North West has warned that unless there are increased numbers of gardaí patrolling roads, the record low number of deaths recorded for 2011 will not be achieved again in 2012.
Since the Road Safety Strategy 2007 to 2012 was introduced in 2007, road deaths have dropped by 50 per cent. When compared to the year before the introduction of the first ever road safety strategy in 1998, deaths have fallen by 59 per cent.
Monday’s emergency Galway City Council meeting to tackle traffic congestion had a lot in common with the gridlock that it aspired to solve - it was stop-start, slow-moving, tempers became frayed, and after four hours you realised that you hadn’t actually got anywhere.
Sinn Féin councillor Gerry Murray this week called for the Garda traffic corps to be disbanded, asking that ordinary members of the Gardaí deal with traffic duties so that more gardaí could be deployed in the towns around the county. Cllr Murray told the July meeting of Mayo County Council: “The ordinary Gardaí in the county are trained to carry out all the functions of the traffic corps and they can carry out these duties as part of their ordinary work. If this happened it would free up members who are solely on traffic duty to come back into the community and give extra bodies to police in the locality around the county”.
Learning to operate and run farm machinery properly and safely is an important part of life for young people in rural areas, and last weekend saw Foróige provide just such skills to Gort youths.
The people of Mayo are not getting the message when it comes to drink driving, according to local gardaí. Detections for drink driving have increased dramatically this week leaving gardaí to ponder are their messages and warnings falling on deaf ears.