Significant Drop In Speeding Convictions In Clare While Drink-Driving Remains Steady

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There’s been a significant drop in the number of Clare drivers who have received a conviction for speeding so far this year.

Figures released by the Justice Minister show that just 37 people across the three Garda divisions in the county have been convicted of these offences since January.

Drink-driving arrests, however, are on a par with previous years.


Data collected from the Courts Service of Ireland shows that a total of 37 people in Clare so far this year have received a conviction for a speeding offence.

Of that number, 35 were in areas covered by the Ennis Courthouse while the remaining two were in the Killaloe district.

This means 2019 is on track to see much lower numbers than previous years.

Last year saw a total of 130 such convictions, which itself was down from 193 in 2017.

However, arrests for drink-driving remain on a par with previous years, with 43 so far in 2019.

The total for last year was 92, which was a jump of 13 on the 2017 figure, meaning these instances appear to be on an upward trajectory.

In each of the past four years, the Ennis area accounts for the vast majority of drink-driving convictions, with both the Kilrush and Killaloe divisions in single figures.