In 2011 the Republic of Ireland introduced mobile safety cameras on dangerous roads which have, according to the country’s first cost-benefit analysis of the technology, saved an average of 23 lives a year.
A study by the Department of Economics at Trinity College,
Dublin, carried out for the Irish Department of Transport, has also
found that benefits outweighed costs by more than five to one.
the first year of operation, the monetary value of the benefits
delivered far exceeded their costs. The benefits were mostly societal,
with almost 92% being delivered in the form of reduced accident levels.
(original link: http://rsa.ie/Documents/Road%20Safety/Crash%20Stats/Safety%20Cameras%20in%20Ireland.pdf)
Chartered Civil Engineer specialised in Transportation
Ingeniero de Caminos especialista en Transporte