Ireland’s fastest driver caught during a major crackdown on speeding was detected on main Derry to Buncrana road, Gardai have revealed.
During Operation Slowdown – the 24-hour crackdown on speeding drivers which took place from 7.00am yesterday to 7.00am this morning – 124,818 vehicles were checked throughout the Republic, 974 of which were detected speeding.
The highest speed recorded was 147kph in a 80kph (91mph in 50mph zone) on the Derry-Buncrana R238 road at Lisfannon outside Buncrana.
Gardai also detected:
90 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the N11 at Stillorgan Dublin Dublin
91km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the N52 at Woodfield Birr Offaly
78km/h in a 50 km/h zone on the N59 at Bushy Park Galway Galway
76 in a 50 on the N20 at Creggane Buttevant Cork
74 in a 50 on the R742 at Ballinatray Lower Courtown Wexford
Assistant Commissioner John Twomey, the head of Garda Traffic, said: “We would like to thank all those motorists who complied with the law and remind road users that Gardaí will continue to rigorously enforce road traffic legislation”.