A heavy goods vehicle (HGV) was apprehended travelling at 75 km/h on the Main Street in Rathcormac Co. Cork earlier this morning.
In a Facebook Post by the Garda Síochána, Cork, Kerry and Limerick Southern Region Page, the Gardaí made a plea to the general public to remember to be safe and always obey the speed limit, regardless of how quiet the road might be.
“Remember, just because the streets may be quieter at this hour, you don't know what, or who, is around the next corner. Road users share the streets 24/7/365, so we all have to look out for each other.”
The appeal was accompanied by a picture of the speed gun, recording 75km/h.
National speed limits in Ireland dictate that town and city speed limits are 50 km/h.
A speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour is in place in built-up areas (other than motorways or special speed limit zones).
The Facebook also referenced the Road Safety Authority’s ongoing campaign, ‘Arrive Alive’, which urges road users to practise safe driving and always obey the speed limit.
The number of recorded traffic fatalities so far this year is 103 people (as of September 6)