It is part of a new awareness campaign to reduce speeding
An Garda Síochána has launched a Slow Down initiative, to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding.
It is encouraging all road users to reduce speed, and by demonstrating their support by giving a thumbs up for Slow Down Day.
People are invited to post photos to @gardatraffic using #slowdownday.
While schoolchildren across the country are being invited to take part in a new public awareness campaign to reduce speeding.
As part of the campaign, they are being asked to submit suggestions to name the gardaí's newest member.
They can also create a poster, song or poem highlighting the dangers of speeding.
Entries can be submitted to email@example.com.
The pupil with the best entry wins a unique visit from the Garda Band to their school.
Entries will also be featured on social media platforms of the force.