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Gardaí are carrying out a national speed operation for the next 24 hours

High visibility speed enforcement will be carried out in all 1,031 speed enforcement zones.

GARDAÍ ACROSS THE country are carrying out a national speed enforcement operation from 7am this morning until 7am tomorrow morning.

The operation is being carried out to mark National Slow Down Day and will see high visibility speed enforcement being carried out in 1,031 speed enforcement zones.

90391391 Source: Mark Stedman via RollingNews.ie

Since 7am this morning GoSafe has checked the speed of 13,454 vehicles with 25 detected travelling in excess of the posted speed limit.

One vehicle has already been spotted travelling at 128km/h in a 80 km/h zone on the R240 at Cashel, Carndonagh, Donegal while in Sligo, a vehicle was found doing 119km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N4 Cloonymeenaghan at Riverstown.

Speaking on May 20, Chief Superintendent Aidan Reid from the Garda National Traffic Bureau stated how there has been 68 deaths on our roads so far this year:

As of today’s date, 13 more people have died on our roads compared to this date last year, with excessive and inappropriate speed being a major factor in many of these collisions.

As a general rule a 1% reduction in average speed will bring about a 4% reduction in fatal collisions.

The objective of the operation is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries.

Reid added, “It goes without saying this is not only for one day, but for every day. We are asking people to support it, slow down and save lives.”

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