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Roads Policing Unit

The main objective of the Garda National Roads Policing Bureau (GNRPB) is to increase public confidence in safety on Irish roads by:

  • Reducing the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads,
  • Improving driver behaviour and attitudes through education and awareness campaigns, and
  • Denying criminals use of the Irish road network.

An Garda Síochána is dedicated to supporting the Government’s Road Safety Strategy for 2021 – 2030, to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on Irish roads by 50% over these10 years, and beyond.

Assistant Commissioner Hilman, Roads Policing and Community Engagement has responsibility for Roads Policing within An Garda Síochána. This includes a responsibility for the Garda National Roads Policing Bureau. A key element of the work of the Garda National Roads Policing Bureau is to analyse observed trends to identify and implement Roads Policing operations. A focus of these operations is:

  • Lifesaver Offences: Speeding, Seatbelts, Mobile Phones and Driving while Intoxicated, and
  • Crime detection and prevention, and to denying criminals the use of Irish Roads.

In each Garda Division, there are dedicated Roads Policing Units with the responsibility of enforcing Road Traffic legislation. These Roads Policing Units are supported by every member of An Garda Síochána who also have this responsibility to enforce all road traffic legislation.Road Safety landing page top right