Over 9,000 vehicles have been stopped today as part of a Garda crackdown on speeding – with 26 found to be breaking the limit.
National Slow Down Day is a 24-hour Garda initiative which aims to reduce the number of deaths on our roads by encouraging drivers to reduce their speed.
Since #SlowDownDay began at 7:00am this morning, An Garda Síochána & GoSafe have checked speeds of 9,818 vehicles. 26 vehicles detected travelling in excess of the speed limit including 150km/h in a 120km/h zone on M7, Laois. Check here https://t.co/ckChWxP3xU for more details. pic.twitter.com/vXYPoLEUgY
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) May 25, 2018
Derek Cloughley from the Gardaí’s Road Policing Bureau has details of some of the cars they have stopped so far: “The first one was on the N2 in Monaghan where the driver was doing 144km/h in a 100km/h Zone, the second one was on the Stillorgan Road in Dublin where a driver travelling at a speed of 105km/h in a 60km/h Zone,”
“Our intention now is to have zero detections. That’s what this initiative is about.
“We’re asking people to stick strictly to the speed limit and then they’ll have no problems in relation to penalty points or fines.”
Notable Incidents include:
70km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R445, Ballymany, Newbridge, Kildare
78km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R563, Faha, East Faha, Kerry
139km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M7, Ballyadding, Ballybrittas, Laois
135km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M9, Danesfort, Kilkenny
109km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N25, Loughaderry, Midleton, Cork
132km/h in a 100km/h Zone Minish, Killarney
144km/h in a 100km/h Zone N2, Monaghan
140km/h in a 100km/h Zone N2, Monaghan