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Gardaí catch driver travelling 51km/h over the limit in crackdown on speeding

Gardaí said the speed of 34,000 vehicles were checked this morning all across the country.

GARDAÍ HAVE DETECTED more than 100 drivers travelling in excess of speed limits across the country since 7am this morning.

As part of Operation Slowdown, some 34,000 vehicles on the roads have been checked. Those over the limit include:

  • 65km/h in a 50km/h zone on the N80 Main Street, Stradbally, Laois
  • 82km/h in a 60km/h zone on the R563 at Faha East, Faha, Kerry
  • 65 km/h in a 50km/h zone on the Phibsborough Road, Dublin 7, Dublin
  • 109 km/h in a 80 km/h zone on the R513 at Ballyfauskeen, Ballylanders, Limerick
  • 100 km/h in a 60km/h zone on the R418 at Youngstown, Athy, Kildare
  • 95 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the R463 at Gortatogher, Ardnacrusha, Clare
  • 94 km/h in a 60km/h zone on the N25 at Raheen, New Ross, Kilkenny
  • 121 in a 100 km/h zone on the N15 at Mount Temple, Grange, Sligo.

In Dundalk, one driver was found to be travelling 171km/h in a 120 zone.

Gardaí in Waterford also detected a driver travelling 140km/h in 100 zone:

Gardaí said they have so far detected 106 cars travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit. This is a 24 hour operation so speed checks will be taking place all day in different locations.

“As rain in spreading nationwide from the west today drivers need to be aware that roads will be greasy after the dry spell. Expected rainfall will make road surfaces slippery and drivers need to reduce speed and drive to the conditions,” they warned.

“Remember speed limits are the maximum permitted in perfect driving conditions.  Road weather and traffic conditions may require you to reduce your speed further.”

Read: Gardaí will be out checking in force today as part of Operation Slow Down>

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