More than 340 vehicles over the speed limit on National Slow Down Day

In total, 135,010 vehicles were checked

More than 340 vehicles over the speed limit on National Slow Down Day

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An Garda Síochána has conducted a slow down campaign for drivers over a 24 hour period.

National Slow Down Day was held between 7.00am Friday 21st and 7.00am Saturday 22nd of October.

In total, 135,010 vehicles were checked - 341 of these were travelling in excess of the speed limit.

An Garda Síochána would like to thank the 134,669 drivers who were found to be compliant and drove within the speed limit.

They are also encouraging all drivers to drive safely, comply with and respect speed limits.

Some notable detections over the 24 hours were:

  • 138 km/h in an 80km/h zone on the Belgard Road Tallaght Dublin24 Dublin
  • 91 km/h in a 60km/h zone on the N21 at Croagh Rathkeale Limerick
  • 75 km/h in a 50km/h zone on the R445 at Ballymany Newbridge Kildare
  • 107 km/h in an 80km/h zone on the R498 at Fishmoyne Borrisoleigh Tipperary
  • 139 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N5 at Drummindoo Westport Mayo
  • 130 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N25 at Loughaderry Midleton Cork
  • 129 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N13 Treantaboy Drumkeen Donegal
  • 83 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the N69 Billeragh Listowel Kerry
  • 69 km/h on a 50 km/h zone on the R712 Pennefatherslot Kilkenny Kilkenny
  • 107 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the R498 Fishmoyne Borrisoleigh Tipperary
  • 89 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the L3042 Fortyacres Piercetown Wexford
  • 88 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the R586 Murragh Enniskeane Cork
  • 108 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the R458 at Ballyconneely Newmarket On Fergus Clare
  • 139 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N24 at Whitehall Limerick Limerick

Chief Superintendent Aidan Reid, from the Roads Policing Bureau, said: "On behalf of An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority I wish to thank all the organisations who were involved in and supported this campaign.

"Drivers, please, think about the consequences of speeding the next time you get behind the wheel and reduce your speed accordingly."

Last year saw the lowest number of road deaths since 2012 - at 166.

Dublin and Cork had the highest record of road fatalities, at 17 and 16 respectively. While Roscommon and Waterford had no road fatalities in 2015.