Gardaí are urging road users to slow down and avoid any tragedy on the roads this weekend.
Incidents of extreme speeding were detected overnight. One motorist was arrested and charged for travelling at a speed of 167KPH in a 100KPH zone.
High volumes of traffic have been reported in the Letterkenny and Buncrana districts yesterday and today, as a large number of car enthusiasts visit the area.
This weekend is traditionally the weekend of the Donegal International Rally, but the crowds are not associated with the official event, which is not taking place this year due to the pandemic.
A high visibility policing operation is underway and gardaí are mounting patrols, speed checks and checkpoints in the area. Car inspections are being carried out in conjunction with the Road Safety Authority.
During speed checks yesterday evening and overnight, another motorist was penalized with three penalty points and an €80 fine for travelling at 137KPH in a 100KPH zone.
Gardaí are pleading with the public to slow down and not put lives at risk.
“We are out on the roads again today and for the duration of the weekend,” a spokesperson said.
“Please ensure that your car is in a roadworthy condition and ensure that you abide by the rules of the road.
“We do not want a tragedy on the roads this weekend or any weekend. Slow down.”