Jack Quann
Jack Quann

10.45 23 May 2020


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Gardaí detected more than 1,000 vehicles travelling over the speed limit during a 24-hour operation.

It was part of National Slow Down Day which was held from 7.00am on Friday to 7.00am on Saturday.

In total, An Garda Síochána and GoSafe checked 126,001 vehicles - and detected 1,072 travelling in excess of the speed limit.

Gardaí, GoSafe and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) are continuing to remind motorists of the dangers of speeding.

They are urging all drivers to slow down, drive carefully and always abide by the speed limits.

See notable detections during National Slow Down Day include:

  • 201km/h in a 120km/h on the M8 Cashel Tipperary
  • 202km/h in a 100km/h on the M50 Dublin
  • 133km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the M50 Finglas Dublin 11 Dublin
  • 124km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the M50 Kilmore Big Dublin 17 Dublin
  • 101km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the Katherine Tynan Road Dublin 24 Dublin
  • 128km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N4 Clongawny Mullingar Westmeath
  • 125km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R132 Mell Drogheda Louth
  • 99km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R707 Burgagery Lands East Clonmel Tipperary
  • 172km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the R173 Rockmarshall Jenkinstown Louth
  • 124km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the M50 Kilmore Big Dublin 17 Dublin
  • 147km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M1 Balgatheran Drogheda Louth

Chief Superintendent Paul Cleary, of the Roads Policing Bureau, said: "We would like to thank the 124,929 drivers who were found to be compliant and drove within the speed limits.

"While the vast majority motorists were found to be travelling safely and well within the speed limits, there are still those who continue to drive at excessive and inappropriate speeds.

"We will continue to focus our enforcement activities on non-compliant motorists as we strive to reduce the number of fatal and serious injury collisions across our roads network".

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