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Tourist Booked for Driving 80 km/h Over Speed Limit

The police in Selfoss stopped a tourist on the mountain pass Hellisheiði, between Reykjavík and Hveragerði, for speeding 168 km/h (105 miles/h) in a 90 km/h zone last night. The speed limit outside of urban areas in Iceland is generally 90km/h (55miles/h).

policecar_psPhoto: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

The driver was issued a ISK 112,000 (USD 1000, EUR 770) on-the-spot fine. The man will also be banned from driving for three months.

A couple of days ago another tourist was stopped by the Hvolsvöllur police in South Iceland for reckless speeding. The police told visir.is that Icelanders have not been stopped for speeding in southern Iceland for an unusually long period of time.

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