Driver recorded at 228km/hr in 120 zone over bank holiday weekend

Driver Recorded At 228Km/Hr In 120 Zone Over Bank Holiday Weekend
There were two road fatalities from February 1st to 6th. Photo: PA Images
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Michael Bolton

Almost 3,000 drivers were caught speeding over the St Brigid's bank holiday weekend, with one driver caught driving 228km/hr in a 120 zone.

The incident in which the driver was travelling at more than 100km/hr above the speed limit happened on the M1 in Balgatheran, Drogheda, Co Louth.


There were two road fatalities during the period of the road safety enforcement operation, from February 1st to 6th, and 11 serious collisions took place, resulting in 12 people sustaining serious and/or life-threatening injuries.

More than 4,780 roadside drug and alcohol tests were conducted by gardaí, leading to 161 arrests for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

Over 15 per cent of the arrests occurred between 6am and 2pm.

More than 110 people were also caught using their mobile phone while driving over the six-day period.

Gardaí said 215 learner drivers were found to be driving unaccompanied, resulting in the seizure of over 100 vehicles.

Over 420 vehicles were also seized for having no tax or insurance, gardaí said.

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