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Some 211 vehicles caught speeding in 24-hour national slow down operation

Gardaí and GoSafe checked 132,188 vehicles for speeding.

A NATIONAL SPEED enforcement operation, carried out since yesterday morning, found vehicles driving at speeds of up to 150 kilometres per hour.

Operation Slow Down started at 7am yesterday morning and continued until 7am this morning.

Gardaí and GoSafe checked 132,188 vehicles for speeding in the 24-hour period and found 211 vehicles travelling over the speed limit.

One car was found driving at over double the speed limit, 121 kph in a 60 kilometre per hour speed limit. Another car was driving 40kph over the speed limit – 100kph in a 60kph zone.

Gardaí have released details of some of the most ‘notable incidents’ from the operation:

  • 150km/h in a 120km/h zone on the M7 Ballyadding Ballybrittas Laois
  • 135km/h in a 120km/h zone on the M9 Danesfort Kilkenny
  • 132km/h in a 100km/h zone on the N20 Ballymartin Blarney Cork
  • 127km/h in a 100km/h zone on the N25 Loughaderry Midleton Cork
  • 116km/h in a 80km/h zone on the R513 Ballynamona Hospital Limerick
  • 113km/h in a 80km/h zone on the R446 Ballyeighter Aughrim Galway
  • 121km/h in a 60km/h zone on the R123 Balgriffin Dublin 13 Dublin
  • 100km/h in a 60km/h zone on the R132 Glebe South Balbriggan Dublin
  • 79km/h in a 50km/h zone on the R702 Ballymurphy Borris Carlow
  • 71km/h in a 50km/h zone on the R755 Ashtown Or Ballinafunshoge Roundwood Wicklow

Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy, Roads Policing Bureau said, “On behalf of An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority I wish to thank all the road users who were involved in and supported this campaign.

“Drivers, please, think about the consequences of speeding the next time you get behind the wheel and reduce your speed accordingly.”

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