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Drivers in Kerry paid over €300,000 in speeding fines last year

Jun 23, 2020 13:06 By radiokerrynews
Drivers in Kerry paid over €300,000 in speeding fines last year Drivers in Kerry paid over €300,000 in speeding fines last year
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Drivers in Kerry paid over €300,000 in speeding fines last year. Nationally, more than €20 million in speeding fines have been collected by An

Drivers in Kerry paid over €300,000 in speeding fines last year.

Nationally, more than €20 million in speeding fines have been collected by An Garda Siochana over the past two years.

The data was released following a Freedom of Information Act Request.

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Speeding fines range from €80 to €120.

There were 3,400 speeding offences recorded in the Kerry Garda Division last year, an increase of 600 – or 20% - on 2018’s total.

Drivers in Kerry paid €300,000 in speeding fines in 2019, which was €56,000 more than during the previous year.

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Brian Farrell from the Road Safety Authority says last year's increase is a concern.

 

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However, Kerry Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae says people are being treated like criminals.

He believes speed vans are being put in "sneaky locations".

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