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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Speeding

This year
No deadline in place for lowering of speed limits, says McEntee
Minister of State at the Department of Transport Jack Chambers, said that he will bring proposals to Government to lower some speed limits by 20km/h.
Dangerous driving 'deeply ingrained' in Irish society, TD says amid speed limit review
The limits are set to be reduced by as much as 20km on some roads – but there are concerns this won’t be enough to reduce deaths.
Ministers discuss changes to penalty points at meeting this evening
Jack Chambers said the “anomaly” where drivers who commit multiple offences only receive penalty points for the most serious offence must be addressed.
127 vehicles found to be speeding in first five hours of National Slow Down Day
Gardaí said today’s awareness initiative has heightened ‘urgency and relevance’ following several tragic crashes in recent weeks.
211 vehicles found breaking the speed limit over 24 hours
A total of 140,720 vehicles were checked as part of the operation.
'117km/h in a 50km/h zone': More than 600 drivers caught speeding by Gardaí in past 24 hours
628 vehicles were detected travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit during the 24 hour period.
Last year
Motorist caught driving 135km/h in 80km/h zone on National Slow Down Day
In the first five hours of National Slow Down Day, 270 drivers were caught speeding.
Fines for range of road offences have doubled since midnight
The death toll on Irish roads this year stands at 122 people.
Teen charged with endangering two Gardaí by allegedly speeding a car at them
The boy made no reply to the charges.
More than 1,000 drivers caught speeding on Irish roads over the weekend
Speeds of up to 170 km/h were detected in recent days.
Fines for speeding and using phone while driving set to double
More than 88,000 drivers were caught speeding so far this year.
Gardaí arrested 914 people for driving while intoxicated during Christmas period
914 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated as part of a Garda road safety campaign between the 26th of November and the 4th of January 2022.
All time
Driver fined for speeding as he drove away from Garda speeding checkpoint
The Waterford Roads Policing Unit detected a motorist travelling at 112km/h in an 80km/h zone.
Gardaí catch 532 motorists speeding during first nine hours of National Slow Down Day
The detection was made as part of National Slow Down Day.
Seven Pomeranian puppies rescued from car boot after gardaí apprehend speeding motorist
The puppies have been transferred to the care of the Kildare & West Wicklow SPCA.
RSA chair: 'I think everybody in public life should obey the law'
Liz O’Donnell said recent events have demonstrated the ‘huge change in public non-acceptance of drink driving’.
Over 900 new speed camera zones come into operation today
The new zones include areas where fatal and serious collisions have previously occurred.
Independent watchdog criticises continuing failure of gardaí to provide specific details over requests to cancel penalty points
Gardaí must prove they were exceeding the speed limit as they carried out their duty.
Here's how many times motorists got caught speeding last year - and how many got disqualified
By far, the most common offence detected and which led to a driver being disqualified is speeding.
Not happy with a speed limit in your area? Plans underway to allow members of the public to appeal for changes
A national speed limit audit is currently near completion.
'I am not privy to the plot': Shane Ross doesn't anticipate 'going to war' over new speeding laws
Under the new system, drivers who speed excessively will be hit with heavier penalties.
Poll: Should penalty points and fines be based on how far above the speed limit drivers are caught?
Shane Ross is bringing the proposals to Cabinet, but he faces opposition to get it over the line.
Gardaí apologise for tweeting out speeding meme just hours after fatal collision
A male cyclist was killed in a collision on the South Circular Road in Dublin yesterday morning.
Man arrested on suspicion of drink driving after flashing lights at unmarked garda car
The man overtook the garda car at 130km per hour in an 80km per hour zone.
'Lowering speed is crucial': Gardaí detect motorist driving 138km/h in an 80km/h zone
The driver was detected speeding during An Garda Síochána’s National Slow Down Day today.
Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead
Regulating rickshaws, IVF and speeding – just some of the issues the government plan to tackle.
Motorist arrested after being caught driving 173km/h in 80km/h zone
The motorist was driving through an area of road works on the N7 when caught by gardaí.
Garda helicopter 'struggled to keep up' with boy driving up to 240km/h, court hears
The drive ended when the car collided with Garda armed response unit on the N7.
Driver arrested in Clare after 'dangerously' forcing vehicles out of the way
The driver was travelling at 176km in a 120km-zone.
Spanish police confirm Jose Antonio Reyes's car was speeding at more than 136mph
The former Arsenal and Sevilla winger was involved in a fatal crash on Saturday.
'154km/h in 100 zone': Gardaí catch 304 drivers above speed limit on national slow down day
Over the 24-hour period, gardaí and GoSafe checked a total of 195,768 vehicles.
Motorcyclist caught speeding at 181km/h in an 80km/h zone in Waterford
Research indicated that speed was a factor in 49% of fatal motorcyclists collisions.
Explainer: All you need to know about the EU's new road safety technology proposals
The EU yesterday announced a string of new measures proposed by the EU to help improve road safety.
Motorist arrested for driving 'erratically' and testing positive for cocaine and cannabis
Gardaí said the driver was an unaccompanied learner with no insurance or NCT.
Man arrested after gardaí catch him driving at 200km/h in 100km/h zone
He was arrested at the scene for dangerous driving and charged for court.
Unaccompanied learner driver with no L-plates arrested after driving 115km/h in 50km/h zone
Naas Roads Policing was conducting a checkpoint last night when the driver was caught, according to gardaí.
Poll: How often do you break the speed limit?
Gardaí carried out a number of checks on Thursday and encouraged people to slow down.
Motorcyclist speeding at 198km/h among hundreds of drivers caught by gardaí yesterday
The biker was one of 476 motorists found driving over the speed limit yesterday.
More than 400 drivers caught speeding on St Stephen's Day
Gardaí had asked drivers to slow down as speeding is a major factor in fatal collisions.
Details revealed of how drivers face higher fines and penalty points the more they break the speed limit
A graduated penalty system for speeding will be introduced where the speed limit is exceeded by 30kph.