The number of speeding fines paid by drivers across the country increased by 9% last year including Donegal.
The number of speeding fines paid by Donegal motorists last year increased by 550 to 2,720 fines.
The overall revenue paid by motorists in Donegal came to €425,000 during 2018 and 2019.
According to freedom of information figures, more than €20m worth of penalties were settled in 2018 and 2019.
If you drive over the speed limit, you get three penalty points and a fixed-charge fine of €80, which increases to €120 if you don’t pay within 28 days.
Just over 110,000 speeding fines were paid in 2018 – coming to more than €9.6m.
But both figures rose sharply last year, when almost 120,000 fines were paid, with the gardaí collecting over €10.5m as a result.
Of last year’s fines, 17% were in the six Garda divisions in Dublin.
Penalty points are issued with every speeding fine, and there was a similar increase last year.
123,000 penalty point notices were issued for these offences in 2019 – over 10,000 more than in 2018.