The driver faces a ”hefty fine and possible disqualification” from driving.

Gardaí have clocked a motorist travelling at over 200km/h on the M50 today, on what is National Slow Down Day.

They tweeted a picture of the speed of the driver, writing: ”Motorist detected travelling at 202km on the M50 this morning now faces a hefty fine and possible disqualification from driving. Excessive speed contributes to serious injuries and fatalities.”

In total ore then 300 motorists have been caught by Gardaí for breaking the speed limits today out of the 44,105 vehicles that have been checked.

Despite the current travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 lock down, a garda spokesman said the levels of speed have increased on the roads during the pandemic, despite less traffic being on the roads.