Number Of Notices Given For Speeding In Clare Drop By 13% Since 2016

Images (c) Pat Flynn

The number of fixed charged notices given to motorists in Clare for speeding has dropped by 13 percent in the past five years.

More than 30,000 notices have been issued by Gardai in this county for the offence since 2016.

CONTINUE READING BELOW

As of now, speeding offences mean a motorist caught over the limit pays a fine of 80 euro and receives three penalty points on their license.

Figures released to the Oireachtas show there were 4,992 instances of Gardai in the Clare division handing out fixed penalty notices for speeding in 2021.

That’s around the same number as was handed out in 2020, though is a 10 percent jump on 2019 levels, before traffic levels dropped as a result of the pandemic.

However, the overall number has decreased markedly since 2016, when 5,752 notices were handed out for the same offence.

Clare’s figures since then buck the national trend, which has seen a near 5 percent increase in the same timeframe.

31,338 notices have been rubber stamped by Gardai in this county between 2016 and 2021.

There have been 606 notices handed out in Clare so far this year, suggesting that overall figures may drop once again in 2022.