REVEALED: €1M-A-YEAR COST TO YOU FOR DONEGAL SPEED CAMERAS

first_imgTAXPAYERS in Co Donegal subsidise 63 speed detection cameras in the county to the tune of €1,080,000 every year, donegaldaily.com can reveal.The figure – a breakdown for our county – follows a national figure of more than €16.2M released by Fianna Fail to the Sunday Independent today.However donegaldaily.com can reveal that we pay more in Co Donegal to subsidise the use of the cameras than any other county – because we have more cameras than any other county. The massive cost has been criticised by Fianna Fail who are urging the Government to seek a cut from the private company which operates the cameras GoSafe.Donegal has 63 camera sites in 52 designated zones; Cork has 62 sites in 48 zones; Meath has 52 sites in 30 zones and Dublin has 19 sites in 37 zones. In total, there are 750 camera sites and 518 zones.“At a time when we need to make cuts of €3.8bn, costs like these are extraordinary. Surely the Government must look at seeking to renegotiate the charges being incurred,” TD Dara Calleary said.“We must look at how these costs compare internationally. I am to seek a full review of these numbers,” he told the Sunday Independent. There is no suggestion from the Opposition that the cameras should be scrapped. They have helped to reduce deaths on our roads since their introduction more than a year ago.But the money being made by the private GoSafe consortium is being criticised.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedFollow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comREVEALED: €1M-A-YEAR COST TO YOU FOR DONEGAL SPEED CAMERAS was last modified: November 6th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:speed camera costs in Co Donegallast_img read more

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