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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Speeding

All time
# Road Safety
Penalty points are being increased for some offences in time for the bank holiday
Speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, or using a phone will now incur three points.
# classroom
This Northern Irish speeding ad has gone viral because it’s just so horrific
The ad has now been banned from pre-watershed broadcast.
# It Wasn't Me
'Ignoring' the system gives speeders an 86% chance of avoiding punishment
John O’Brien, the former head of the Garda Traffic Corps, told the PAC that GSOC failed to act on foot of a report he carried out on the penalty points system in 2008.
# Road Safety Authority
Driver deaths are down, but "more vulnerable" road users are being killed
The Public Accounts Committee was also told that about 130,000 more cars were taxed this year following an end to the practice where vehicles could be declared as “off-road” after the fact.
# slow down
The highest speed detected by gardaí today was 30km per hour over the limit
A vehicle in Sligo was found to be travelling 130km per hour in a 100 km per hour zone. Slow down everyone, it’s the weekend.
# Your Say
Poll: Should double penalty points be applied during bank holiday weekends?
A similar rule already applies in Australia.
# GoSafe
Speed cameras record more than 7,000 hours of driving each month
There are 727 “speed enforcement zones” throughout the country.
# Oireachtas agenda
Why is it difficult for Gardaí to obtain speeding convictions?
Everything happening in Leinster House today.
# Road Safety
How many drivers did Gardaí catch drink-driving or speeding this afternoon?
Three checkpoints were set up as part of their Christmas Enforcement Campaign.
# Speeding
Operation Slowdown detects 364 drivers speeding over 24-hour period
From 7am on Friday until 7am this morning, gardaí checked the speed of 96,838 vehicles.
# Penalty Points
A broken speedometer, a dying cow and a swarm of bees - how some people avoided penalty points
Nearly a quarter of penalty point notices in 2011 and 2012 were quashed, with some flimsy excuses being accepted.
# Too fast
Excessive speed 'an endemic habit of too many Irish drivers'
An AA survey also shows that male drivers are more likely to speed than women drivers.
# Road Deaths
Gardaí urge drivers to slow down as road deaths rise
Motorcyclists who have died in 2013 have already surpassed those killed in 2012.
# Train Crash
Spanish judge to question driver of train in deadly crash
Francisco Jose Garzon Amo has been discharged from hospital and will appear before a judge today.
# Operation Slowdown
'32,178 vehicles checked' in first 12 hours of Bank Holiday speed crackdown
Gardaí say they have detected 129 people driving above the speed limit in today’s crackdown.
# idiots
Hands down the stupidest thing you're going to see today
Guy speeds straight into a traffic jam.
# Road Safety
10 per cent of Irish drivers still don't buckle up
A new survey has revealed that drivers in Ireland are speeding, tailgating and forgetting to dim their lights like nobody’s business.
# United Kingdom
Disgraced former minister and ex-wife released from prison early
Former UK cabinet minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce were released from prison this morning and have to wear electronic tags.
# fast car
Sorry, m'lud! Benzema was only 116 kmph over the speed limit when caught
Pity he can’t move as quickly on the pitch…
# United Kingdom
Ex-UK minister faces jail after admitting to perverting course of justice
Chris Huhne made a last minute plea change in court this morning, admitted to perverting the court of justice over a speeding case ten years ago.
# top down
Topless driver's modesty leads to car chase
The topless speeder said she was on her way to surprise her boyfriend…
# Penalty Points
Changes to points system will see increased penalties for speeding, using phones
The planned changes could also cut the penalties for driving without a valid NCT – from five points down to three.
# Boy Racers
Video: Mayo County Council uses CCTV to catch 'boy racers'
Some residents say their lives are being made a misery by late night anti-social driving behaviour.
# Speed Cameras
New speed cameras collect €10million in fines
The cameras run by a private operator were introduced in November 2010.
# Roads
One in five young male drivers 'road race'
One fifth of young male drivers have admitted to racing on the roads, with those aged between 17 and 24 being five times more likely to be killed, the Road Safety Authority has reported.
# Irony
NASCAR driver loses driving licence for 45 days... for speeding
Kyle Busch, who currently leads the championship standings, was caught driving a borrowed car at 128mph in a 45mph zone.
# Roads
In numbers: Thousands more drivers caught speeding
Almost 100,000 drivers have been given penalty points so far this year after new speed cameras were introduced.
# Motoring
MEPs to vote on punishment for overseas driving offences
EU countries will be entitled to prosecute drivers using other countries’ cars, under a plan being voted on tomorrow.
# Poll
Poll: Are women more likely to use their mobile phones while driving?
Today we’re asking if women are more likely to have their eyes on their phones while behind the wheel, after a senior Garda said that young females are more likely to be texting while driving.
# Speed Limiters
Call for mandatory speed limiters for young drivers
A South Kerry coroner, speaking at the inquest into the deaths of four teenagers in a single vehicle collision last August, has called for speed limiters to be placed on cars driven by those under 25 years of age.
# easter
Tips for staying safe on the roads this Easter
Gardaí say there will be a crackdown on drink driving, speeding and the use of mobile phones.
# Australia
Judge acquits Lamborghini 95mph speeder… because he likes Top Gear
A Perth mechanic gets lucky when the magistrate taking his case identifies his car as Top Gear’s 2006 Car of the Year.
# Road Safety
L-drivers may get ‘speed limiters’
A number of strict new penalties for reckless drivers are being introduced by the Road Safety Authority.