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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Speeding

All time
# Limerick
Drunk driver arrested after cutting in front of patrol car while holding mobile phone
The car had no tax or insurance and gardaí found empty alcohol bottles and cans in it.
# slow down
341 drivers caught speeding in 24-hour garda crackdown
Gardaí have thanked the tens of thousands of drivers on Irish roads who were found to be compliant.
# out in force
Breakdown: These are the speeds of drivers caught over the speed limit since 7am
The most notable detections were in Mayo, Cork, Donegal, Kerry, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Wexford, Clare and Limerick.
# Bench Warrant
Bench warrant issued for arrest of Clare Daly over speeding offence
A Kildare judge issued it today after the TD failed to remain in court for hearing.
# Road Safety
Gardaí arrest motorcyclist caught doing 218km/hour in Limerick
The man will appear in court later this month.
# out in force
Gardaí clamp down on speeding motorists with one driver caught at 172 kph
Gardaí were out in force last night.
# no insurance or tax
Gardaí catch learner driver doing 159km/hour in Limerick
The driver was unaccompanied, not displaying L-plates, and had no tax or insurance.
# North Carolina
Unarmed deaf man shot dead after failing to stop for police officer
A neighbour claimed the man didn’t understand what was happening as he couldn’t hear the siren.
# checkpoints
21 people died on Irish roads last month
165 people were caught drink-driving in July – up 18% compared to the same period last year.
# checkpoints
Speeding and drink driving: Gardaí out in force for bank holiday weekend
Drivers are being urged to slow down and never drink and drive.
# warning
'I'm late, I'm late': Gardaí catch car speeding at 121 kph in 50 kilometre zone
Officers are warning drivers to slow down.
# Bank Holiday
Gardaí out in force to clamp down on speeding and drink driving
Gardai are warning drivers to never drink and drive.
# operation slow down
Someone was caught doing 71km/hr over the legal limit yesterday
322 people were caught speeding in 24 hours.
# drive safe
Hundreds of excessive speeders caught by gardaí on 'Slow Down Day'
The enforcement operation will continue until tomorrow morning.
# slow down
Gardaí are carrying out a national speed operation for the next 24 hours
High visibility speed enforcement will be carried out in all 1,031 speed enforcement zones.
# Naas
Man (21) jailed for three months after being caught driving 208km per hour
He was also fined €1,000 and disqualified from driving for four years.
# crackdown
A driver was clocked doing 176km/h on St Patrick's Day
Gardaí were out in force staging their usual clampdown on speeding, drink-driving and other driving offences.
# slow down
Crackdown: Gardaí clocked these cars breaking speed limits by almost double
Officers are urging drivers to slow down.
# Arrested
Gardaí clocked a car doing 208km per hour last night
The driver will now have to appear in Naas court in February.
# heroic behaviour
Jamie Foxx drags man to safety from burning truck
The actor intervened after the car crashed outside the front of his home.
# Your Say
Poll: Should wealthier drivers face higher speeding fines?
Countries such as Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland all have versions of “sliding scale” fines.
# Clondalkin
Boy who bought car with birthday money gets 16 months for killing friend in crash
The boy was 15 at the time and cannot be named.
# Footage
Video shows last moments of two young men's lives as they sped to their deaths
The video shows that the men were driving above 90 mph while driving along a quiet country road.
# caught in the act
Police arrest man caught speeding in Facebook video
The video shows the speedometer at 184 kilometres an hour.
# Operation Slowdown
Gardaí clocked a car doing 169km per hour last night
A 24-hour speeding clamp-down ‘Operation Slow Down’ ended at 7am this morning.
# slow down
Drivers take note... Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down
Gardaí have announced a 24-hour enforcement campaign.
# Speed Cameras
Where in Ireland gets the most penalty points?
We’ll give you three guesses…
# on the look out
Driver caught at 137km an hour (and he wasn't the only one speeding yesterday)
The gardaí were on the look out – everywhere – for speeding yesterday.
# Clocked
You have been warned: Gardaí are having a speed gun frenzy today
No excuse.
# slow down
Almost 500 Irish drivers caught speeding in just 24 hours
Gardaí have checked more than 100,000 vehicles since yesterday morning.
# saving lives
Minister: Speed vans aren't about making money, honest
Dara Murphy denied the cameras are strategically located in areas where speed limits increase.
# Reduce your speed
'I'm doing something for my baby... I'm here for Jake' - heartbroken mum on her Dáil sleep out
Six-year-old Jake Brennan was knocked down outside his home last year. Now his mother hopes her three-night sleep out can help make sure others don’t suffer a parent’s worst nightmare.
# slow down
Speeding tourists won't be able to escape penalties under new law
The European Parliament has passed legislation to allow police forces in different Member States to share data.
# Speeding
'There is no hiding place for anyone who cancelled penalty points'
A new report claims points are still being unfairly cancelled.
# Loophole
Emergency penalty points legislation to be published TOMORROW
A technical issue could see thousands of points quashed.
# penalty points quashed
Speed cameras to be reviewed as system 'clearly isn't working'
The Oireachtas Transport Committee isn’t impressed.
# Poleaxed
South Dublin County Council will NOT be charging for child safety signs
Previously residents were required to pay €200 for a sign and pole and €120 for just the sign.
# Go Safe
Speed van worker awarded €28k after petrol attack
John McDonald was dismissed from the Go Safe without first being consulted on alternative work within the company.
# arrive alive
Here's how many people gardaí caught speeding this morning
There’ll be an increased Garda presence on the roads until 7am tomorrow.
# slow down
Reducing speed limits to 30 km/h in built-up areas – would you be in favour?
The Institute of Public Health said lowering the speed limit will benefit public health.