High speed learner driver on Laois motorway arrested on dangerous driving charge on Slow Down Day

Conor Ganly

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Garda stopped car on Dublin Cork Limerick M7 motorway

An unaccompanied  learner driver was arrested by Laois gardai on the motorway after driving at high speed in rush hour during bad weather on Slow Down Day.

Gardai say the Laois Roads Policing Unit conducted a speed check on the M7 on Friday evening when they detected a vehicle travelling at 170kph in heavy traffic and wet weather conditions.

Gardai say the vehicle was stopped and the driver was discovered to be a Learner driving permit holder who was also driving unaccompanied.

Gardai say they arrested the driver and charged the person with Dangerous Driving. The car was seized.

Other motorists were also caught speeding on or close to the M7 near Portlaoise on Slow Down Day.

A driver was detected travelling at 142km/h in the 120km/h zone on the M7 at Meelick, Portlaoise.

Another person was clocked at 122km/h in a 100km/h zone on the N77 old Cork road at Clonaddadoran, Portlaoise not far from the busy Togher roundabout.

 

 

National Slow Down Day, 11th - 12th December, 2020.

During the first 12 hours of National "Slow Down Day”, An Garda Síochána and GoSafe have checked the speed of 154,869 vehicles and detected 653 vehicles travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.

Notable speeds include:

• 97km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R680 Cork Road Waterford Waterford
• 94km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N20 Commons Road Cork Cork
• 91km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N20 Kilknockan Mallow Cork
• 83km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N6 Baile An Phoill Gaillimh Gaillimh
• 99km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N11 Wingfield Bray Wicklow
• 76km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Ballinacurra Road Limerick Limerick
• 74km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R352 Cloghleagh Ennis Clare
• 88km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N25 Lemybrien Lemybrien Waterford
• 73km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Amiens Street Dublin1 Dublin
• 72km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R600 Corruragh Riverstick Cork
• 114km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N55 Ballykeeran Athlone Westmeath
• 71km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R162 Lisanisky Kingscourt Cavan
• 71km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R683 Knockboy Waterford Waterford
• 71km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R612 Knocknagore Crosshaven Cork
• 70km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N52 Ballycollin Lower Kilcormac Offaly
• 137km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N7 Brownsbarn Dublin22 Dublin
• 82km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N24 Powerstown Demesne Clonmel Tipperary
• 68km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R527 Ballysimon Road Limerick Limerick
• 67km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N69 Cloonalour Tralee Kerry
• 66km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Boreenmanna Road Cork Cork
• 132km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N4 Clongawny Mullingar Westmeath
• 132km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N18 Clonmoney North Bunratty Clare
• 65km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R707 Burgagery Lands East Clonmel Tipperary
• 65km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R446 Bunnavally Athlone Westmeath
• 65km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R522 Appletown Feohanagh Limerick
• 77km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N20 Ballyfookeen Bruree Limerick
• 64km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R336 Baile Na Habhann Na Forbacha Gaillimh
• 102km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N4 Palmerston Upper Dublin22 Dublin
• 126km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N71 Ballinvrinsig Waterfall Cork
• 125km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the R238 Elaghbeg Burnfoot Donegal
• 150km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M1 Lisdornan Julianstown Meath
• 62km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N78 Drumgoole Castlecomer Kilkenny
• 62km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R510 Dock Road Limerick Limerick
• 62km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Douglas Road Cork Cork
• 123km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N3 Lavey Stradone Cavan
• 98km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R284 Drumaskibbole Ballisodare Sligo
• 61km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R417 Paudeenourstown Athy Kildare
• 122km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N71 Ballynagrumoolia Waterfall Cork
• 122km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the M50 Newtown Dublin16 Dublin
• 122km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N77 Clonaddadoran Portlaoise Laois
• 60km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N24 Knocknaconnery Carrick-On-Suir Tipperary
• 72km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R750 Merrymeeting Rathnew Wicklow
• 72km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N76 Margarets Field Kilkenny Kilkenny
• 96km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R157 Bennetstown Dunboyne Meath
• 119km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N56 Ellistrin Little Letterkenny Donegal
• 71km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the L2228 Loughsallagh Clonee Meath
• 142km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M7 Meelick Portlaoise Laois
• 118km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N5 Cloonlara Swinford Mayo

An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) continues to appeal to drivers to increase compliance with speed limits in order to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.