How to put the brakes on speed merchants

How to put the brakes on speed merchants
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If Shane Ross wants to bring in tougher penalties for dangerous speeding, he should first make sure the limits are appropriate

Only a generation or so ago, the average person saw speeding above the legal limit as something they didn’t want to get caught for, rather than a road safety issue. Much like drink-driving, actually. From somewhere in the depths of my memory, I remember listening in to a pub conversation (aptly) between my dad and his buddies, where someone relayed a fictional interaction with a garda who had just stopped someone speeding. The garda: “I’ve been waiting all day for someone like you to come along.” The motorist: “Well, guard, I got here as quickly as I could.” Cue gales of laughter.

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