Saturday 3 December 2016

Speed limits are just ridiculous

Published 29/01/2010 | 05:00

I suspect that I, along with thousands of other motorists and taxpayers, will be issued with a €80 fine and penalty points this morning in the course of getting to work.

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Our crime? A ridiculous 50kmh (31mph) speed limit on the M1 -- compounded by a strategically hidden garda van equipped with cameras to catch unsuspecting motorists who struggle to keep their car at even 60kmh on this stretch of open, first-class road.

I live on a 50kmh stretch of road in a rural village and not once have I seen the gardai attempt to catch motorists -- who regularly open up the throttle to speeds well exceeding 80kmh -- on that stretch.

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