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Driver Fined For Speeding Immediately Speeds Away And Is Fined Again

Driver Fined For Speeding Immediately Speeds Away And Is Fined Again

The motorist was caught going well over the limit by traffic cops

Dominic Smithers

Dominic Smithers

A man was fined for speeding moments after being stopped for going 30kph over the limit..

The driver was stopped by police in Waterford, Ireland, this week after being caught racing along at 112kph in an 80kph zone.

After being given a telling off and penalty notice for going way over the limit, the hapless motorist went on their merry way.

But while you might think someone in their position would be fairly cautious about their driving after being stopped by the police, this joker decided to put their foot down, this time going off at just the 101kph

And, unsurprisingly, they were immediately stopped once again and handed another fine. Oh dear.

Following the incident, local traffic police issued a statement on Twitter.

It read: "Waterford Roads Policing Unit were conducting speed checks when the found this motorist travelling at 112kph in a 80kph zone and were issued a FCPN.

"They then were found speeding again, this time at 101kph as they left the traffic stop. They were stopped & another FCPN was issued."

According to reports, the stop came after police introduced a day-long operation to curb speeding on the country's roads.

Over the course of the operation, 419 vehicles were caught going over the speed limit.

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Superintendent Tom Murphy of the Garda National Roads Policing Bureau said: "Speed is the main contributing factor in many of the crashes on our roads, which all too often devastatingly result in the loss of lives of our neighbours, friends, members of our communities and our loved ones.

"This needless loss must stop. Unfortunately, there are still a number who continue to break the law and drive excessively.

"An Garda Síochána will continue to focus our enforcement efforts on these motorists as we strive to reduce the number of serious injuries and deaths on our roads."

Last month, a speed camera operator opened up about his job and helped separate the facts from the fiction when it comes to speeding.

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Gareth Thomas, who is a Go Safe speed reduction officer in North Wales, has shared how the cameras work, what sets them off and exactly how fast you can go without being flashed.

Speaking to the Daily Post Wales, he said: "The aim of cameras is to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads.

"Go Safe prefers to educate drivers rather than punish them with fines and penalty points."

Adding: "You will not get a ticket provided your speed does not exceed the limit by more than 10 percent, plus 1mph on North Wales roads.

"So for example, travelling at 35mph or above in a 30mph zone will be recorded as a speeding offence."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@GardaTraffic

Topics: Police, Ireland, Speeding, Driver