Ireland: Motorists breaking speed limits by 30km/h may face €2,000 fine

Motorists caught exceeding a speed limit by more than 30km/h would face prosecution in the courts and a €2,000 fine under a proposed law.

Minister for Transport Shane Ross is to ask the Cabinet to approve revised plans to introduce graduated speeding penalties. He was met with opposition from Fine Gael colleagues and concerns from the Attorney General when he previously proposed tougher sanctions for speeding last year.

A person caught speeding at present receives three penalty points and an €80 fine, irrespective of how much they exceed the limit by.