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341 drivers caught speeding in 24-hour garda crackdown

Gardaí have thanked the tens of thousands of drivers on Irish roads who were found to be compliant.

Image: An Garda Síochána via Twitter

GARDAÍ HAVE DETECTED hundreds of drivers travelling over the speed limit in a 24-hour operation targeting speeders.

National Slow Down Day was held over a 24-hour period from 7am yesterday, ending at 7am this morning. In total, 135,010 vehicles were checked and 341 of them were found to be travelling in excess of the speed limit.

Some notable detections included:

100km/h zone

  • 139 km/h on the N5 at Drummindoo Westport Mayo
  • 130 km/h on the N25 at Loughaderry Midleton Cork
  • 129 km/h on the N13 Treantaboy Drumkeen Donegal
  • 139 km/h on the N24 at Whitehall Limerick Limerick
  • 130 km/h on the N25 at Ballyadam Cork Cork

80km/h zone

  • 138 km/h on the Belgard Road Tallaght Dublin24 Dublin
  • 107 km/h on the R498 at Fishmoyne Borrisoleigh Tipperary
  • 108 km/h on the R458 at Ballyconneely Newmarket On Fergus Clare

60km/h zone

  • 91 km/h on the N21 at Croagh Rathkeale Limerick
  • 83 km/h on the N69 Billeragh Listowel Kerry
  • 89 km/h on the L3042 Fortyacres Piercetown Wexford
  • 88 km/h on the R586 Murragh Enniskeane Cork

Gardaí have thanked the more than 134,000 drivers who were found to be compliant and encouraged everyone on the roads to drive safely.

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