Road Safety Partnership
The Northern Ireland Road Safety Partnership aims to change attitudes towards speeding and to reduce the number of road traffic casualties through targeted speed detection at locations with a history of crashes and teaching people about road safety.
Safety cameras - why not just call them speed cameras?
The partnership includes both mobile and fixed speed cameras (which record vehicles passing in excess of a pre-defined speed) and red light cameras (which record vehicles that pass through red traffic lights) - hence the collective term ‘safety’ cameras.
Speed is a significant contributory factor to crashes in Northern Ireland. At least 25 per cent of all fatal collisions in Northern Ireland are caused by excessive speed and not having due regard to road conditions.
Research has shown that for every one mile per hour reduction in average speed there is a five per cent reduction in the number of collisions.
Relative to other areas in the UK, Northern Ireland has:
- the highest number of road traffic injury collisions per 100,000 population – approximately 35 per cent more than the best performing region (Scotland)
- the highest number of road traffic injury collisions per 10,000 registered vehicles - approximately 70 per cent more than the best performing region (Wales)
- more injury collisions, per 1m vehicle kilometres driven, compared to Great Britain
The Road Safety Partnership and safety cameras
You can read more about speed limits, the types of safety cameras in operation, the locations of these and the role of the Road Safety Partnership on these pages: