Tuesday December 1, 2020

How to put the brakes on speed merchants

If Shane Ross wants to bring in tougher penalties for dangerous speeding, he should first make sure the limits are appropriate

12th August, 2018
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

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...

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