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Revealed: the country’s worst road for speeding tickets


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

Revealed: the country’s worst road for speeding tickets

From this week’s Galway City Tribune – More speeding tickets were issued to motorists on Bóthar na dTreabh than any other route in the entire country last year.

New figures released by the Department of Justice show that over €326,000 in fines were sent out after GoSafe vans nabbed drivers exceeding the 50km/h limit on the road – almost €100,000 more than the next worst location in Newcastle, County Wicklow.

Fines were doubled to €160 in October 2022, meaning that a minimum of over 2,000 fines were issued on the route, but the figure is likely to be far greater as most of the year was at the lower amount of €80. The figures were released to the Co-Leader of the Social Democrats, Catherine Murphy, following a parliamentary question.

Local area councillor Frank Fahy (FG) said Bóthar na dTreabh had been a ‘cash cow’ for far too long and welcomed that the limit was due to increase to 80km/h following the completion of the ongoing speed limit review.

“It has been a cash cow for the GoSafe vans. They won’t know what to do when the limit goes up.

“It’s actually difficult to stick to the limit on that road – people are having to break severely coming onto it at Fleming’s. It’s a wide dual carriageway with good pedestrian facilities, cycle lanes and lighting and I think some of these fines are very unfair to people,” said Cllr Fahy.

(Photo: a GoSafe van on Bothar na dTreabh)
This is a shortened preview version of this story. To read the rest of the article, see the February 10 edition of the Galway City Tribune. You can buy a digital edition HERE.

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