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'171km in 120 zone': Gardaí catch 226 drivers above the speed limit on national slow down day

The vast majority of motorists checked respected the speed limit for national slow down day.

THE GARDAÍ’S NATIONAL Slow Down Day finished up at 7am this morning.

Over the 24-hour period, a total of 134,739 vehicles were checked by the gardaí and GoSafe. Of these, 226 were found to be travelling in excess of the speed limit.

Some of those were found to be travelling far in excess of the speed limit on that particular road, including this car on the M1 motorway near Dundalk:

Assistant Commissioner Michael Flynn thanked the vast majority of drivers who respected the speed limits yesterday.

He also urged all drivers to “please, think about the consequences of speeding the next time you get behind the wheel and reduce your speed accordingly”.

The gardaí released some “notable detections” of speeding over the 24-hour period:

  • 125 km/h in a 100 zone on the N4 at Lackan, Edgeworthstown, Longford
  • 91 km/h in a 60 zone on the R586 at Murragh, Enniskeane, Cork
  • 131km/h in a 100 zone on the N3 at Daggan, Cavan, Cavan
  • 109 km/h in an 80 zone on the R513 at Ballyfauskeen, Ballylanders, Limerick
  • 100 km/h in a 60 zone on the R418 at Youngstown, Athy, Kildare
  • 121 km/h in a 100 zone on the N15 at Mount Temple, Grange, Sligo

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The garda twitter account, meanwhile, has been busying itself with its finest Guns N’ Roses puns this morning.

Read: Motorists warned about ‘greasy roads’ as heavy rain forecast for weekend

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