Iceland Today

Drivers licence supended after speeding

April 4, 2019

The police in South Iceland cought two tourists' near Mýrdalssandur yesterday as they seemed to be in a big hurry. They were measured at a speed of 163 kilometers where maximum speed is 90 km/h. Both drivers licence was supended for two months and their spouses or other passengers in the car had to get behind the wheel and drive the remainder of their visit.

According to a police report, eleven drivers have been charged for speeding at Mýrdalssandur and Vík í Mýrdal yesterday. There were six foreign tourists and five Icelanders. Drivers were measured at 142, 141 and 136 kilometers, and in addition, one drove at a speed of 95 kilometers through Vík, with a maximum speed of 50 km / h.

In total, these eleven drivers will pay just over one million ISK in fine. Other ten drivers were charged with speeding elsewhere in the Police District in South Iceland yesterday.

We encourage our Lava Drivers to keep to the speed limit.  It is both safety for you and other drivers and pedestirans