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Operation Slow Down: 321 vehicles caught speeding in 24 hours

Gardaí are urging everyone this June Bank Holiday weekend to travel safely and reduce their speed.

GARDAÍ ARE CONTINUING to carry out checkpoints nationwide under ‘Operation Slow Down’.

The campaign was rolled out to remind drivers of the dangers of inappropriate and excessive speed which is one of the main factors in road-related deaths.

GoSafe cameras checked 53,469 vehicles nationwide between 7am Friday to 7am Saturday, detecting 321 offences.

Six people were killed over the June Bank Holiday weekend last year, and 12 were seriously injured. A serious and fatal crash in Kildare claimed two lives yesterday.

“There is always a risk associated with driving at the weekend, but bank holiday weekends are riskier still,” said the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar.

(Images: An Garda Síochána/Flickr)

-Additional reporting by Sinéad O’Carroll

Read: 75 killed on Irish roads this year, don’t be number 76 this weekend>

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