"Just because there is less traffic on the roads does not mean we can increase our speed" - that is the warning from Gardaí in Cork after a motorist was caught travelling at 162km/h.
Cork City Road Policing Unit were conducting speed checks yesterday and detected the driver travelling at a speed well in excess of the limit on the Ballincollig bypass.
The incident comes after a Bank Holiday weekend with very few reports of people flouting the Covid-19 travel restrictions.
There was an increase in checkpoints from 7am on Tuesday, April 28 until the end of the May Bank Holiday weekend yesterday night as part of Operation Fanacht.
The Operation saw large-scale checkpoints on many main routes and thousands of mobile checkpoints on secondary routes and in towns and villages.
Gardaí also conducted high visibility patrols at major tourist locations, parks and areas of natural scenic beauty to ensure compliance with restrictions.