Motorists Daily Receiving Fines On M7 Motorway In Tipperary.

On average some 47 motorists, each day, are receiving speeding fines on the M7 motorway, in an area where new average speed safety cameras have been recently installed.

Figures provided by An Garda Síochána indicate that a daily average of 47 motorists have been caught driving at average speeds in excess of 120km/h over the distance between Junction 26 [Nenagh West, North Co. Tipperary] and Junction 27 [Birdhill, North Co. Tipperary].

These figures indicate that regrettably the speed by motorists has increased significantly on this 15km-stretch of the M7 motorway, since the safety cameras were first introduced in late April of this year.

It should be noted that, motorists found driving at speeds in excess of 120km/h, between Junction 26 and Junction 27 on the M7 in Co. Tipperary are liable, as at the moment, for a fine of €80, combined with three penalty points on their licence.

The Road Safety Authority has confirmed it has decided to now fast-track a review of penalties for serious road traffic offences, in response to the major increase in road fatalities so far in the current year.
To date, sadly a total of 83 people have lost their lives on roads, here in the Republic of Ireland; an increase of 30 persons over the corresponding period of last year.

This review of penalties, by the Road Safety Authority, which will include the offences of speeding, mobile phone use, drink and drug driving and the non-wearing of seat belts, was initially due to be completed by the end of 2024, however the review is now being re-prioritised, to possibly be completed within the current year, together with new media public awareness publicity campaign.


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