Gardaí have issued a stringent warning to the public that “lighter traffic on our roads is no excuse to increase speed” after a number of motorists were apprehended travelling at speeds well in excess of the limits over the last few days.
Yesterday Fermoy Roads Policing Unit detected a motorist travelling at 183km/h on the M8. The driver now faces a day in court. In a statement, Gardaí warned the public about the dangers of speeding, highlighting that the consequences could be fatal.
“In most cases a fine on the spot would be issued, but this driver may now be prosecuted for dangerous driving. Why risk your licence, your job or people's lives to shave a minute or two off your journey? Please mind your speed - we don't want to have to knock on your family's door to give them that news. Our message never changes - arrive alive,” they stated.
Earlier this week, Cork City Road Policing Unit caught a motorist travelling at 123kph in 100 kilometre zone. “Lighter traffic on our roads is no excuse to increase our speed,” Gardaí warned.