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Hundreds of excessive speeders caught by gardaí on 'Slow Down Day'

The enforcement operation will continue until tomorrow morning.

GARDAÍ HAVE TODAY been conducting a national enforcement operation, encouraging drivers to watch their speed.

Some 222 excessive speeders were detected, as gardaí checked the speeds of 133,556 vehicles. Gardaí say the aim of the operation is to reduce the number of speed-related crashes, save lives and reduce injuries on the roads.

Operation Slow Down started at 7am this morning and will continue through the night until 7am tomorrow.

Some of the most notable occurrences so far were:

  • 83 km/h in a 60km/h on the N21 at Croagh Rathkeale Limerick
  • 133 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N3 at Huntstown Dublin15 Dublin
  • 88km/h in a 60km/h zone on the N20 at Baltydaniel West Mallow Cork
  • 88km/h in a 60km/h zone on the N76 Parkmore Kilkenny
  • 124 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N18 Cratloe Clare
  • 120 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N15 Mount Temple Grange Sligo
  • 71 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on the R683 Knockboy, Waterford, Waterford
  • 68 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on the R772 Knockanrahan Lower Arklow Wicklow
  • 128km/h in a 80 km/h zone on the R240 at Cashel, Carndonagh, Donegal
  • 100km/h in a 80 km/h zone on the R238 Lisfannan, Buncrana, Donegal
  • 119km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N4 Cloonymeenaghan, Riverstown, Sligo

Traffic gardaí in Dublin also took the time to help a driver whose car had broken down, by taking care of a young passenger:

Chief Superintendent Aidan Reid of the traffic bureau today thanked compliant drivers and urged all motorists to “drive safely and slow down”.

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