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Monday 20 November 2017

Gardai in Easter speeding crackdown

Fiona Ellis and Paul Melia

SEVEN and a half thousand motorists a week have been caught speeding so far this year, new figures reveal.

The news comes as gardai announce a major crackdown on speeding this bank holiday weekend.

According to the latest figures released by the Road Safety Authority, 67,217 motorists have been caught speeding already this year.

Around one-third of road deaths are caused by excessive speed.

John Twomey, Assistant Commissioner for Traffic urged people to stop the carnage.

"Forty-six people were killed or seriously injured over the Easter and May bank holiday last year," he said. He warned motorists that this weekend gardai would be out in force.

Minister for Transport, Sport and Tourism Leo Varadkar called on all road users to act responsibly as they use the roads.

Irish Independent

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