More than 900 new safety camera zones are to be introduced in the Republic of Ireland as part of an expansion scheme.

The move comes into force on Monday, 17 February 2020 following a review and will bring the total number of camera zones to 1,322 nationwide.

Safety cameras operate in areas where there is a history of speed related collisions, known as speed enforcement zones, using a fleet of marked vehicles.

There will also be 575 zones removed at sites where the review shows compliance levels have increased and fatal and serious injuries have significantly reduced.

“We now have an increased number of safety camera zones with the introduction of 903 new zones,” said Superintendent Tony Lonergan of the Garda National Roads Policing Bureau.

“The safety cameras are proven life savers and only operate in areas which have a speed related collision history where fatal, serious injury and now minor injury collisions occur. By identifying and targeting these high risk areas our aim is to continue to reduce the number and severity of collisions, thus save more lives and prevent more injuries from occurring. This makes the roads safer for every road user.”