Gardai nab driver with 'kids late for school' doing 45kph over speed limit
The garda speed cameras have been out in force in recent days, and they have caught some really shocking examples of speeding.
The most troubling example was a driver in Cork who was caught doing 145kph in a 100kph zone.
That was bad enough but the excuse they offered to gardai was even worse.
Speed check on N71 near Cork City. Highest speed of 145kph in 100kph zone. Excuse -kids late for school! pic.twitter.com/BizhKaeQRM— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) October 28, 2016
Another example posted by gardai today showed a driver doing a ridiculous 167kph in a 100kph area on the N2.
Carrickmacross traffic unit detected a car driving 167 km in 100 zone on the N2 yesterday. Driver arrested, court to follow pic.twitter.com/rS7Ux0SmJq— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) October 28, 2016
Sadly, these sorts of speeds still happen on our roads.
Last Friday was National Slow Down day yet the Gardai, who blitzed the country's roads that day, spotted some outrageous speeds.
The figures published after the nationwide anti-speeding campaign revealed that of the 135,010 vehicles checked in the 24-hour period, just 341 were found to be speeding.
That is around a quarter of one per cent, showing that only a tiny fraction of Irish motorists speed.
But, those that do posted some shocking figures last Friday.
• 138 km/h in an 80km/h zone on the Belgard Road Tallaght Dublin24 Dublin
• 91 km/h in a 60km/h zone on the N21 at Croagh Rathkeale Limerick
• 75 km/h in a 50km/h zone on the R445 at Ballymany Newbridge Kildare
• 107 km/h in an 80km/h zone on the R498 at Fishmoyne Borrisoleigh Tipperary
• 139 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N5 at Drummindoo Westport Mayo
• 130 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N25 at Loughaderry Midleton Cork
• 129 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N13 Treantaboy Drumkeen Donegal
• 83 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the N69 Billeragh Listowel Kerry
• 69 km/h on a 50 km/h zone on the R712 Pennefatherslot Kilkenny Kilkenny
• 107 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the R498 Fishmoyne Borrisoleigh Tipperary
• 89 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the L3042 Fortyacres Piercetown Wexford
• 88 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the R586 Murragh Enniskeane Cork
• 65km/h in a 50km/h zone on the N80 Newtownbarry Bunclody Wexford
• 62 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on the R245 at Ballyraine Letterkenny Donegal
• 108 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the R458 at Ballyconneely Newmarket On Fergus Clare
• 139 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N24 at Whitehall Limerick Limerick
• 130 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N25 at Ballyadam Cork Cork