There will be a major shake up in Dublin’s Port Tunnel over the coming months as the Department of Transport have agreed to introduce new anti-speeding that will actively measure a drivers speed as they enter and leave the tunnel.
It is understood the new system the first ever to be introduced south of the border will reportedly reduce collisions in the tunnel as it will automatically calculate a motorists average speed whilst traveling from one end to the other.
According to Transport Infrastructure Ireland the new cameras will photograph motorists as they enter the tunnel and again when they leave it, before their distance will be divided by the time taken in a calculation to establish the average speed of the vehicle as it travelled between the two cameras.
If the new system discovers a motorists speed is in excess of the standard 80km/h, the driver will receive fixed a speeding fine along with possibility of penalty points.
The new system has been welcomed by Michael Nolan, thee chief executive of Transport Infrastructure Ireland, who stated the switch was needed as traffic in the tunnel has increased by 40% over the past five years.
Mr Nolan said: “As a result there is statistically an increase in the potential for collisions and accidents.”