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Operation Slowdown

Gardaí clock driver doing 123km per hour in 80km zone

They’ve checked more than 18,000 cars for speed today.

GARDAÍ AND GOSAFE checked the speed of approximately 18,000 vehicles between 7am and 10.45am this morning as part of Operation Slowdown.

Some 57 vehicles were detected travelling over the speed limit.

Notable incidents so far today include:

· 119 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the R173 in Ballyonan in Co Louth
· A vehicle travelling at 108 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the R267 Bundoran
· A vehicle travelling at 124 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N5 Castlebar

Shortly after midday, gardaí tweeted they had clocked someone driving 123km/hour in 80km zone.

The 24-hour ‘slow down’ day kicked in at 7am and will last until 7am tomorrow.

Gardaí have been encouraging people to show their support by sending ‘thumbs up’ photos to them on social media (not while driving, of course).

Read: Drivers take note… Gardaí are launching a major speed clamp-down

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