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#Speeding

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí out in force to clamp down on speeding and drink driving Bank Holiday

Gardaí out in force to clamp down on speeding and drink driving

Gardai are warning drivers to never drink and drive.

From TheJournal.ie Someone was caught doing 71km/hr over the legal limit yesterday Operation Slow Down

Someone was caught doing 71km/hr over the legal limit yesterday

322 people were caught speeding in 24 hours.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of excessive speeders caught by gardaí on 'Slow Down Day' Drive Safe

Hundreds of excessive speeders caught by gardaí on 'Slow Down Day'

The enforcement operation will continue until tomorrow morning.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí are carrying out a national speed operation for the next 24 hours 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.

From TheJournal.ie Man (21) jailed for three months after being caught driving 208km per hour 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.

From TheJournal.ie A driver was clocked doing 176km/h on St Patrick's Day 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.

From TheJournal.ie Crackdown: Gardaí clocked these cars breaking speed limits by almost double Slow Down

Crackdown: Gardaí clocked these cars breaking speed limits by almost double

Officers are urging drivers to slow down.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí clocked a car doing 208km per hour last night Arrested

Gardaí clocked a car doing 208km per hour last night

The driver will now have to appear in Naas court in February.

From TheJournal.ie Jamie Foxx drags man to safety from burning truck Heroic Behaviour

Jamie Foxx drags man to safety from burning truck

The actor intervened after the car crashed outside the front of his home.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should wealthier drivers face higher speeding fines? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

From TheJournal.ie Boy who bought car with birthday money gets 16 months for killing friend in crash 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.

From TheJournal.ie Video shows last moments of two young men's lives as they sped to their deaths 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.

From TheJournal.ie Police arrest man caught speeding in Facebook video Caught In The Act

Police arrest man caught speeding in Facebook video

The video shows the speedometer at 184 kilometres an hour.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí clocked a car doing 169km per hour last night 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.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers take note... Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down Slow Down

Drivers take note... Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down

Gardaí have announced a 24-hour enforcement campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Where in Ireland gets the most penalty points? Speed Cameras

Where in Ireland gets the most penalty points?

We’ll give you three guesses…

From TheJournal.ie Driver caught at 137km an hour (and he wasn't the only one speeding yesterday) 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.

From TheJournal.ie You have been warned: Gardaí are having a speed gun frenzy today Clocked
From TheJournal.ie Almost 500 Irish drivers caught speeding in just 24 hours Slow Down

Almost 500 Irish drivers caught speeding in just 24 hours

Gardaí have checked more than 100,000 vehicles since yesterday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Minister: Speed vans aren't about making money, honest 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm doing something for my baby... I'm here for Jake' - heartbroken mum on her Dáil sleep out 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.

From TheJournal.ie Speeding tourists won't be able to escape penalties under new law 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'There is no hiding place for anyone who cancelled penalty points' Speeding

'There is no hiding place for anyone who cancelled penalty points'

A new report claims points are still being unfairly cancelled.

From TheJournal.ie Emergency penalty points legislation to be published TOMORROW Loophole

Emergency penalty points legislation to be published TOMORROW

A technical issue could see thousands of points quashed.

From TheJournal.ie Speed cameras to be reviewed as system 'clearly isn't working' Penalty Points Quashed

Speed cameras to be reviewed as system 'clearly isn't working'

The Oireachtas Transport Committee isn’t impressed.

From TheJournal.ie South Dublin County Council will NOT be charging for child safety signs 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.

From TheJournal.ie Speed van worker awarded €28k after petrol attack 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.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how many people gardaí caught speeding this morning 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.

From TheJournal.ie Reducing speed limits to 30 km/h in built-up areas – would you be in favour? Slow Down This post contains a poll

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.

From TheJournal.ie Penalty points are being increased for some offences in time for the bank holiday 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.

This Northern Irish speeding ad has gone viral because it’s just so horrific

The ad has now been banned from pre-watershed broadcast.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ignoring' the system gives speeders an 86% chance of avoiding punishment 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.

From TheJournal.ie Driver deaths are down, but "more vulnerable" road users are being killed 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.

From TheJournal.ie The highest speed detected by gardaí today was 30km per hour over the limit 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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should double penalty points be applied during bank holiday weekends? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should double penalty points be applied during bank holiday weekends?

A similar rule already applies in Australia.

From TheJournal.ie Speed cameras record more than 7,000 hours of driving each month GoSafe

Speed cameras record more than 7,000 hours of driving each month

There are 727 “speed enforcement zones” throughout the country.

From TheJournal.ie Why is it difficult for Gardaí to obtain speeding convictions? Oireachtas Agenda

Why is it difficult for Gardaí to obtain speeding convictions?

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

From TheJournal.ie How many drivers did Gardaí catch drink-driving or speeding this afternoon? 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.

From TheJournal.ie Operation Slowdown detects 364 drivers speeding over 24-hour period 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.

From TheJournal.ie A broken speedometer, a dying cow and a swarm of bees - how some people avoided penalty points 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.