Cork Gardaí catch motorist travelling 40km/h over the speed limit

Cork Gardaí catch motorist travelling 40km/h over the speed limit
Motorist caught travelling at 160km/h in a 120km/h zone.

Cork City Roads Policing Unit were conducting speed checks yesterday and detected a driver travelling at a speed well in excess of the limit on the Ballincollig bypass.

The motorist in question was caught doing 160km/h in a 120km/h zone.

Speed checkpoints elsewhere in the city caught another motorist doing 122km/h in an 80km/h zone and another driver travelling at 90km/h in a 50km/h zone.

"Cork City RPU conducted numerous speed checkpoints around the city yesterday. 

"This car was stopped on the Ballincollig Bypass. 

"Other notable speeds: 122km/h in 80km/h, 90km/h in 50km/h.

Motorist caught travelling at 160km/h in a 120km/h zone.
Motorist caught travelling at 160km/h in a 120km/h zone.

"Proceedings to follow for all detections," Gardaí said.

Gardaí recently stated that they will continue to focus "enforcement activities on non-compliant motorists" following National Slow Down Day last month. 

National Slow Down Day was held over a 24 hour period from 7am Friday, May 22 and 7am Saturday, May 23.

In total, An Garda Síochána and GoSafe checked 126,001 vehicles and detected 1,072 vehicles travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.

"While the vast majority of motorists were found to be travelling safely and well within the speed limits, there are still those who continue to drive at excessive and inappropriate speeds. 

"We will continue to focus our enforcement activities on non-compliant motorists as we strive to reduce the number of fatal and serious injury collisions across our roads network," said Chief Superintendent Paul Cleary, of the Roads Policing Bureau.

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