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2,623 drivers were detected for speeding over the Bank Holiday weekend
A motorist in Kildare was clocked driving at 188km/h in a 80km/h zone on the R403 Barberstown, Straffan over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Throughout the June Bank Holiday weekend, a Garda Roads Policing operation was in place between 7am on Thursday, 1st June 2023 and 7am on Tuesday, 6th June 2023.
Of the 693,019 vehicles checked for speeding by Go-Safe nationwide, 2,623 drivers were detected for speeding.
There was one fatal collision on our roads during this period and 12 serious collisions took place that resulted in 12 serious and life-threatening injuries.
To date this year,*78 persons have died on Irish roads in 2023, that is eight more lives lost than this time last year.
Over the Bank Holiday period, An Garda Síochána carried out 1,075 Mandatory Intoxicant Testing (MIT) checkpoints.
Some 5,119 roadside drug and alcohol tests were conducted which led to 160 arrests for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.
Throughout the weekend, Garda Roads Policing Units were out detecting those speeding and issued over 930 on the spot Fixed Charge Penalty Notices for speeding offences.
Notable top speeds detected in each speed zone include:
• 138km/h in a 50km/h zone on the R510 Dock Road, Limerick
• 129km/h in a 50km/h zone on the N3 Stramatt, Virginia, Co. Cavan
• 111km/h in a 50km/h zone on the N6 Baile An Phoill, Go. Galway
• 114km/h in a 60km/h zone on the N25 Lemybrien, Waterford
• 116km/h in a 60km/h zone on the N11 Ferrycarrig, Wexford
• 116km/h in a 80km/h zone on the N2 Knockronaghan, Emyvale Co. Monaghan
Fixed Charge Offences for other road offences during this period included:
• Using Mobile Phones – 255
• Unaccompanied learner drivers – 100
• No Seatbelts – 75
In addition, 328 vehicles were detained under Section 41 of the Road Traffic Act for offences such as Unaccompanied Learner Driver (87), no Insurance (117) and no Tax (124).