Gardaí looking for suggestions to name their newest recruit

It is part of a new awareness campaign to reduce speeding

Gardaí looking for suggestions to name their newest recruit

Image: Facebook/An Garda Síochána

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.

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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 slowdownday@garda.ie.

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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.