Updated: 27/05/17 : 07:03:03
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Speedster in Sligo caught at 121kmp

A motorist is Sligo driving at 121kmph was among 106 drivers caught speeding in national checkpoints by gardaí yesterday morning.

Garda checkpoints were in place from 7am on Friday morning and 34,000 vehicles were checked.

    65kmph in a 50kmph zone on the N80 Main Street, Stradbally, Laois
    82kmph in a 60kmph zone on the R563  at Faha East, Faha, Kerry
    65 kmph in a 50kmph zone on the Phibsborough Road, Dublin 7, Dublin
    109 kmph in a 80 kmph zone on the R513 at Ballyfauskeen, Ballylanders, Limerick
    100 kmph in a 60kmph zone on the R418 at Youngstown, Athy, Kildare
    95 kmph in a 60 kmph zone on the R463 at Gortatogher, Ardnacrusha, Clare
    94 kmph in a 60kmph zone on the N25 at Raheen, New Ross, Kilkenny
    121 in a 100 kmph zone on the N15 at Mount Temple, Grange, Sligo

Checkpoints were also in place yesterday evening between 5pm and 7pm.

With rain expected to move across the country over the weekend motorists are being urged to be aware that roads will be greasy following the fine weather.

"Expected rainfall will make road surfaces slippery and drivers need to reduce speed and drive to the conditions. Remember speed limits are the maximum permitted in perfect driving conditions.  Road weather and traffic conditions may requires you to reduce your speed further," gardaí said in a statement.

Independent.ie