PIC: Gardaí stop motorist going almost twice the speed limit in Longford 3 months ago

PIC: Gardaí stop motorist going almost twice the speed limit in Longford

Almost double the speed limit.

An Garda Síochána has been cracking down on offences like speeding by increasing the presence of speed vans and speed cameras on the side of the road since the turn of the year.

On Saturday, Gardaí in Longford stopped a driver who was going almost twice the speed limit — driving at 108km per hour is 60km per hour zone.

A tweet on the official Twitter page for An Garda Síochána confirmed that a fixed charge notice was issued to the driver. Citizens have a maximum of 56 days within which to pay this fine.

The description of the offence read: "Longford Roads Policing Unit detected an motorist travelling at 108kph in a 60 kph zone at Derrahaun, Co Longford."