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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Speeding

All time
# Penalty Points
Driver caught doing 156kph in 80kph zone
The motorist was caught by gardaí in Dublin today.
# Penalty Points
The more you break the speed limit the more you'll be punished under new law
Transport Minister Shane Ross said he hopes to have a general scheme for the legislation ready by Christmas.
# Enforcement
Some 211 vehicles caught speeding in 24-hour national slow down operation
Gardaí and GoSafe checked 132,188 vehicles for speeding.
# snapshot
Doing 139kmph in a 50-zone in Tipperary: Figures on speeding in Ireland
One road safety report found that excessive speed was a contributory factor in one-third of all fatal collisions.
# M9
Driver in Carlow caught doing 176kmph, with no insurance and tests positive for cocaine
Gardaí were patrolling the roads in Kerry, Limerick, Wexford and Kildare over the weekend.
# Gardaí
Cannabis worth €38k found after driver stopped in Tipperary for speeding
Gardaí stopped the 39-year-old driver who was travelling along the M8 yesterday after 3pm.
# Gardaí
Learner driver (18) arrested in Naas for doing 180km/h
The teenager was travelling along the M9 this morning when Gardaí stopped him.
# Speeding
All young drivers 'should have tracking devices installed to reduce car insurance costs'
Junior Minister Michael D’Arcy said young people are choosing to pay higher premiums rather than have the devices installed in their cars.
# speed
Gardaí aren't replacing their 'robot' speed vans - meaning fewer checks on Irish roads
It follows a recommendation from the Garda Inspectorate that the vehicles should not be replaced.
# Clare
Councillor who falsely nominated another driver in speeding case has driving ban lifted
Ennis Circuit Court was told the ban would put Alan O’Callaghan’s fuel enterprise out of business.
# Speeding
Car caught speeding twice in less than half an hour in two different Clare towns
Gardaí said that the driver was fined for both offences.
# Shane Ross
'The system is too lenient': Speeding drivers could face a ban even on first offence
Shane Ross said he wants a sliding scale to be brought in.
# Fixed charge notice
Judge says Fianna Fáil councillor 'wriggled like a worm at the end of a hook' and told 'a pack of lies'
Alan O’Callaghan was faced with a fixed charge penalty notice prosecution.
# Your Say
Poll: How often do you break the speed limit?
Gardaí checked the speed of over 140,000 vehicles yesterday.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Have you ever been caught speeding?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# national slowdown day
A 24 hour Garda operation to get drivers to slow down is about to kick off
The operation will take place as Met Éireann has issued status red and yellow wind and rain warnings for areas across the country.
# crackdown
Motorists caught speeding at 170 kph and learner driver tests positive for cocaine and cannabis
Gardaí also found vehicles with no insurance or tax and in one instance – the NCT was expired by seven years.
# fake disabled pass
Drivers have been acting the absolute goat on Ireland's roads in the last 24 hours
Faked insurance discs, a doctored disabled pass, and rampant speeding are just some of the offences the road traffic corps have been battling.
# slow down
Driver to face court after gardaí clock car travelling at over 190 km/h
Traffic officers also dealt with a souped-up motorbike in Wicklow this afternoon.
# fast lane
Port Tunnel: Gardaí catch same vehicle speeding 3 times in 19 day-period
The highest speed recorded by the Port Tunnel’s new speed cameras is 132 km/h.
# limits
Motorist charged for driving at 195 kph and testing positive for cocaine and cannabis
The bike the motorist was driving had no licence and the driver was not insured.
# Speeding
Speed cameras in Port Tunnel going live from midnight
The fixed charge penalty for speeding currently is an €80 fine and three penalty points.
# caught rapid
Bus driver caught doing 20 km/h over the speed limit by unmarked garda car
National Slow Down Day was held on Friday to encourage drivers to slow down.
# push it to the limit
'171km in 120 zone': Gardaí catch 226 drivers above the speed limit on national slow down day
The vast majority of motorists checked respected the speed limit for national slow down day.
# Speeding
Gardaí will be out checking in force today as part of Operation Slow Down
The initiative last year saw 927 people caught for speeding.
# Dublin
Van caught breaking red lights and forcing cars into bus lane while speeding at 100kph in 60 zone
It happened on Sarsfield Quay area of Dublin 7 in the early hours of this morning.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Should fines for speeding be linked to how much you earn?
Your daily bite-sized ballot break.
# Speeding
Man (23) pleads guilty to dangerous driving that caused best friend's death
The Dublin driver was travelling at up to twice the legal speed limit, the court heard today.
# Buncrana
Car caught speeding at 104 km per hour in 60 kilometre zone overnight in heavy rain
Gardaí are warning drivers to slow down and be safe this St Patrick’s Day. 
# slow down
Drivers in Dublin and Cork most likely to have broken speed limits recently
According to a survey by TheAA, Dublin and Cork had the highest number of drivers who broke the speed limit in the past month.
# slow down
Gardaí caught a driver going 148kph on a foggy 100kph stretch of road this morning
Gardaí in Naas also caught a motorist driving at 185kph.
# Speeding
Driver arrested after caught speeding at 187 km per hour in 120 zone on wet road
Meanwhile, a driver in Newbridge was found travelling at almost twice the speed limit.
# out in force
Cars seized and court ordered for drivers found speeding, texting and with no seat belts on children
One driver was found texting on their mobile while driving at 157km in a 100km zone.
# Donegal
Driver arrested after failing to stop for speeding and crashing into ditch
The driver will appear in court at a later date.
# court dates
Motorists caught five times over drink driving limit and driving past checkpoints
The two drivers were detected by Naas Traffic Corps.
# out in force
Clamp down on speeding and drink driving with one motorist caught at 168 kph
Gardaí have also arrested a number of drink drivers.
# drink driving
Gardaí out in force for Christmas enforcement campaign
Christmas trees and presents – gardaí have all sorts of advice at this time of the year.
# slow down
30km/h speed limit approved for some Dublin city roads
Councillor Ciaran Cuffe said there is strong academic evidence that this move can save lives.
# N7
Driver caught doing 216km/hour in 100km zone
The driver was arrested and the car seized as it had no insurance.
# Dáil privilege
Daly accuses judge of singling her out and wasting garda time by issuing bench warrant
“A sergeant had to leave his post in Newbridge, drive in a squad car to Swords and spend the day there vacating the order at enormous expense to the State.”