Dozens of drivers caught speeding on Limerick road during garda clampdown

David Hurley


David Hurley


Dozens of drivers caught speeding on Limerick road during garda clampdown

DOZENS of motorists were caught speeding on the main Limerick to Adare road during a garda operation earlier this week.

Members of the divisional Roads Policing Unit, have revealed that 36 vehicles were detected travelling at speeds in excess of 100km/h on Monday afternoon.

While some motorists were travelling slightly over the limit, a number of vehicles were clocked travelling at speeds in excess of 130km/h.

Those caught were issued with fixed charged penalty notices and the drivers will receive penalty points if they pay the fine or are convicted in court.

A new state-of-the art speed camera, which was recently rolled out in the Limerick division, was used during the operation which focused on a stretch of the N21 between Patrickswell and Adare village – after the end point of the M20 motorway. 

The new digital camera is capable of tracking vehicles as they are travelling and a colour image of both the vehicle and the driver is generated in cases where a speeding offence is detected.

There are just a handful of the cameras being used across the country with one allocated to the Limerick division.

Gardai say one motorist who was detected travelling at 145km/h on Monday was transporting a three-year-old child who was not properly strapped in. According to a post on social media, the child was not strapped into their child seat while the seat was also not secured properly.

The driver was given a lesson on how to correctly fit a child's car seat.