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388. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality her views on the current collaborative measures between An Garda Síochána, the Courts Service of Ireland and the Road Safety Authority in enforcing road safety laws; if any performance analysis or appraisal has taken place; the improvement measures being put in place; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12975/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): An Garda Síochána and the Courts Service work in conjunction with the Road Safety Authority and other relevant partner agencies and institutions in the development and implementation of the actions and initiatives as set out in the Road Safety Strategy 2013-2020. There is ongoing monitoring of actions and measurement of outcomes as part of this Strategy.
I can, however, inform the Deputy that An Garda Síochána's Strategy Statement for 2013 - 2015 incorporates road safety as one of its key objectives through the use of targeted hi-visibility enforcement measures based on intelligence and analysis, as well as education and prevention programmes. Performance against these objectives, as with other areas of policing activity, is managed and assessed on an ongoing basis by the Garda authorities and publicly reported on in the Garda Síochána Annual Report including with regard to specific Garda enforcement and prevention operations.