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speeder lifted Motorcyclist with driving ban found doing 84kmh in 50kmh zone


(Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

(Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

NurPhoto via Getty Images

(Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

GARDAI stopped a motorcyclist doing 84kmh in a 50kmh zone and found out not only was he speeding but he had already been banned from driving.

Gardai used the new Garda Mobility App in Naas, Co Kildare, today to discover the speeder already had his licence disqualified for multiple previous driving offences.

He was arrested at the scene and his bike was seized.

The app allows gardai who stop a car to instantly check the driver’s details including if they are fully licensed, if they have a disqualification or penalty points as well as whether the car is taxed and has a valid NCT.

It also allows gardai to issue fixed charge penalties from the roadside cutting down on time spent on paperwork back at the station.

Gardai say the app puts an end to roadside “bluffing” by motorists.

The app started to roll out in small numbers at the end of last year but this year was rolled out nationwide this year with a significant number of successes in recent weeks.

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