Motorists are being advised about a new speed camera which will come into operation next week.
A 'Motorway Average Speed Safety Camera' will be in place in Co. Tipperary which will monitor the average speed of a vehicle between two points, with an €80 fine and 3 penalty points for those exceeding the limit.
Although there's been a similar camera in place in the Dublin Port Tunnel, it's the first time one will be deployed on an Irish motorway.
Motoring and Transport Commentator Conor Faughnan isn't sure it will work:
"To my mind, the port tunnel was always a pretty good location in which to put an average speed camera."
"Putting them out on the motorway itself [hmmmm] I'm not entirely convinced."
"It will do no harm, but motorways are the safest roads that we have, by a distance anyway, so I don't think there's likely to be a road safety dividend from it."