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From TheJournal.ie 'The system is too lenient': Speeding drivers could face a ban even on first offence 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.

From TheJournal.ie Judge says Fianna Fáil councillor 'wriggled like a worm at the end of a hook' and told 'a pack of lies' 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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How often do you break the speed limit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How often do you break the speed limit?

Gardaí checked the speed of over 140,000 vehicles yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you ever been caught speeding? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever been caught speeding?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

From TheJournal.ie A 24 hour Garda operation to get drivers to slow down is about to kick off 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.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists caught speeding at 170 kph and learner driver tests positive for cocaine and cannabis 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.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers have been acting the absolute goat on Ireland's roads in the last 24 hours 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.

From TheJournal.ie Driver to face court after gardaí clock car travelling at over 190 km/h 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.

From TheJournal.ie Port Tunnel: Gardaí catch same vehicle speeding 3 times in 19 day-period 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.

From TheJournal.ie Motorist charged for driving at 195 kph and testing positive for cocaine and cannabis 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.

From TheJournal.ie Speed cameras in Port Tunnel going live from midnight 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.

From TheJournal.ie Bus driver caught doing 20 km/h over the speed limit by unmarked garda car 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.

From TheJournal.ie '171km in 120 zone': Gardaí catch 226 drivers above the speed limit on national slow down day 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.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí will be out checking in force today as part of Operation Slow Down 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.

From TheJournal.ie Van caught breaking red lights and forcing cars into bus lane while speeding at 100kph in 60 zone 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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should fines for speeding be linked to how much you earn? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Should fines for speeding be linked to how much you earn?

Your daily bite-sized ballot break.

From TheJournal.ie Man (23) pleads guilty to dangerous driving that caused best friend's death 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.

From TheJournal.ie Car caught speeding at 104 km per hour in 60 kilometre zone overnight in heavy rain 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. 

From TheJournal.ie Drivers in Dublin and Cork most likely to have broken speed limits recently 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.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí caught a driver going 148kph on a foggy 100kph stretch of road this morning 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.

From TheJournal.ie Driver arrested after caught speeding at 187 km per hour in 120 zone on wet road 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.

From TheJournal.ie Cars seized and court ordered for drivers found speeding, texting and with no seat belts on children 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.

From TheJournal.ie Driver arrested after failing to stop for speeding and crashing into ditch Donegal

Driver arrested after failing to stop for speeding and crashing into ditch

The driver will appear in court at a later date.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists caught five times over drink driving limit and driving past checkpoints Court Dates

Motorists caught five times over drink driving limit and driving past checkpoints

The two drivers were detected by Naas Traffic Corps.

From TheJournal.ie Clamp down on speeding and drink driving with one motorist caught at 168 kph 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.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí out in force for Christmas enforcement campaign 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.

From TheJournal.ie 30km/h speed limit approved for some Dublin city roads 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.

From TheJournal.ie Driver caught doing 216km/hour in 100km zone N7

Driver caught doing 216km/hour in 100km zone

The driver was arrested and the car seized as it had no insurance.

From TheJournal.ie Daly accuses judge of singling her out and wasting garda time by issuing bench warrant 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.”

From TheJournal.ie Drunk driver arrested after cutting in front of patrol car while holding mobile phone 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.

From TheJournal.ie 341 drivers caught speeding in 24-hour garda crackdown 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.

From TheJournal.ie Breakdown: These are the speeds of drivers caught over the speed limit since 7am 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.

From TheJournal.ie Bench warrant issued for arrest of Clare Daly over speeding offence 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.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí arrest motorcyclist caught doing 218km/hour in Limerick Road Safety

Gardaí arrest motorcyclist caught doing 218km/hour in Limerick

The man will appear in court later this month.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí clamp down on speeding motorists with one driver caught at 172 kph Out In Force

Gardaí clamp down on speeding motorists with one driver caught at 172 kph

Gardaí were out in force last night.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí catch learner driver doing 159km/hour in Limerick 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.

From TheJournal.ie Unarmed deaf man shot dead after failing to stop for police officer 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.

From TheJournal.ie 21 people died on Irish roads last month 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.

From TheJournal.ie Speeding and drink driving: Gardaí out in force for bank holiday weekend 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm late, I'm late': Gardaí catch car speeding at 121 kph in 50 kilometre zone 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.