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The highest speed detected by gardaí today was 30km per hour over the limit

A vehicle in Sligo was found to be travelling 130km per hour in a 100 km per hour zone. Slow down everyone, it’s the weekend.
May 30th 2014, 10:25 PM 34,591 133

Updated 22:40

GARDAÍ HAVE SAID that more than 74,500 vehicles have been checked for speeding in 782 detections across the country already today, as part of its National Slow Down Day.

The highest speed detected so far in this operation was 130 km per hour in a 100 km per hour zone on the N15 Mount Temple in Sligo.

Some other notable speeds included:

  • 100km per hour in a 60 km per hour zone on the R188 Doocassan, Drung, Cavan
  • A vehicle travelling at 82 km per hour in a 50 km per hour zone R752 Ballyfree, Glenealy, Wicklow;
  • A vehicle travelling at 127 km per hour in a 100 km per hour zone on the N25 at Ballyadam, Carrigtwohill, Cork;
  • 128 km per hour on a 100 km hour zone on the N7;
  • 86 km per hour in a 50 km per hour zone on the R390 at Grange Mullingar Westmeath.

Gardaí are appealing to motorists to drive safely and stay within the speed limits at all time, especially over this bank holiday weekend. In the words of @GardaTraffic: Bsafe.

Originally published 19:25

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Michelle Hennessy


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