One motorists was detected travelling at a speed of 190 km/h in a 100 km/h
A LIMERICK motorist is facing possible prosecution after they were detected travelling at almost twice the speed limit during a Christmas crackdown.
According to gardai, the driver was caught travelling at 190km/h on the N21 near Rathkeale when encountered by gardai – the limit is 100km/h.
As part of Christmas and New Year road safety campaign, the following speeding detections were recorded on 23rd December.— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) December 24, 2018
Of 89,214 vehicles monitored, 213 vehicles were in excess of the speed limit e.g. 85 km/h in a 50 km/h zone, N80 Carrickduff, Bunclody 1/2
2/2 ...116 km/h in a 60 km/h zone R183 Castleblaney— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) December 24, 2018
123 km/h in an 80 km/h zone R352 Tulla
190 km/h in a 100 km/ zone N21 Rathkeale.
Speeding is a major factor in fatal road traffic collisions. Please slow down to save lives ...
As part of the crackdown on December 23, the speed of almost 90,000 vehicles was checked across the country.
Of the 213 detections, the detection near Rathkeale was one of the most significant breaches of the speeding laws.
“Speeding is a major factor in fatal road traffic collisions. Please slow down to save lives,” said a garda spokesperson.