A MOTORIST has been caught driving at reckless speeds of over 100km/hr outside a primary school in Ireland.
Gardaí in Co Clare apprehended the driver travelling at an astonishing speed of 106km/hr in what is supposed to be a 50km/hr zone.
They were apprehended by a speed detection checkpoint at the primary school in Ennis, Co Clare this past Thursday, February 27.
The motorist was issued with a fixed charge notice by Gardai.
Writing on Twitter, Gardai said:
“Clare Roads Policing Unit carrying out a speed detection checkpoint outside a primary school in Ennis yesterday clocked a driver speeding at 106kph in a 50kph zone.”
“Fixed charge notice issued. #slowdown”.
Clare Roads Policing Unit carrying out a speed detection checkpoint outside a primary school in Ennis yesterday clocked a driver speeding at 106kph in a 50kph zone. Fixed charge notice issued #slowdown pic.twitter.com/mzXsBluttG
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) February 27, 2020
In 2019, the Irish government introduced new harsher measures for speeding offences in Ireland.
Under the news rules, any motorists breaking the speed limit by 30km/hr faces an automatic court appearance.
In the event of them being convicted, speeding offences will carry fines of up to €2,000, as well as seven penalty points.