The Operation Freeflow traffic management plan for Dublin will swing into force on Monday, it emerged tonight.
Traffic gardai will be backed by extra 163 student gardaí from Templemore College in the Christmas and New Year initiative.
Key areas such as Quality Bus Corridors, Luas junctions, major traffic junctions and Nitelink services will be targeted for special attention by officers.
Deputy Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy today briefed Garda members on the operation and promised that rigorous enforcement of the Road Traffic Act will be used to ensure that traffic disruption is be kept to a minimum for both users of both public and private transport.
Specialist Garda services being deployed include the Air Support Unit, the Garda Mountain Bike Unit, the Garda Regional Traffic Division, the Garda Mounted Unit and Garda Communications.
“Gardai on motorcycle, car and on foot patrol will also have specific duties to target and tackle any problems that may arise,” Mr Murphy said.
Further information is available www.freeflow.ie and on Live Drive 103.2 FM.