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One of the country’s highest speeding infringements recorded in Ballinasloe

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – One of the country’s top speeding detections in the most recent campaign by Gardaí has been made in Ballinasloe.
As part of the Christmas and New Year road safety campaign just under 102 thousand vehicles were monitored by the Garda safety cameras yesterday.
476 vehicles were detected driving in excess of the speed limit, with one of the highest breaches recorded in Ballinasloe.
Gardaí recorded a speed of 116 kilometres an hour in an 80 zone on the R446 in Ballinasloe.
The highest speed recorded over the course of yesterday was in Westport in Mayo where a motorcylist was caught doing just under 200 kilometres an hour in a 100 zone on the N5 at Drummindoo.
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8,039 new cases of COVID-19

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From the Galway Bay FM newsroom:

A further 8,039 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed by the Department of Health.

3,692 are PCR while a further 4,347 positive antigen tests have been registered through the HSE portal.

885 people are in hospital with the virus – 76 of them are in ICU.

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Women in Galway city encouraged to highlight areas along their daily walk where they don’t feel safe

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- Women across Galway city are being encouraged to highlight areas along their daily walk where they don’t feel safe, that can be improved by the local authority.

City Councillor Owen Hanley says he has been contacted by numerous people who have flagged areas across the city which women in particular felt weren’t safe enough.

Issues highlighted include hedges that are too high, blind spots or lights which are not in operation.

Councillor Hanley says he is planning to bring such issues to the attention of Galway City Council,who can do more to ensure walkers feel safe.

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Over €23m for active travel projects across Galway

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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- More than €23m in funding is on the way to connect communities across Galway and make walking and cycling a safe transport alternative

The Government’s Active Travel Investment Programme will fund 64 projects across Galway city and county.

This will include cycling and footpath infrastructure, pedestrian crossings, public transport measures, investment in the Safe to Schools programme and the development of local greenways.

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