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Someone was caught doing 71km/hr over the legal limit yesterday

322 people were caught speeding in 24 hours.

Image: Mark Stedman

A DRIVER CAUGHT doing 71km/hr over the limit was just one of 322 people speeding yesterday.

Gardaí checked the speeds of 176,521 vehicles on the country’s roads between 7am yesterday and 7am today as part of Operation Slow Down.

They say that the “objective was to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads”.

While one driver was caught doing 121 km/hr in a 50km/hr zone in Ballynacarrow in Sligo, there were many others well over the speed limit.

Those include people doing:

  • 140km/hr in a 100km/hr zone on the N4 at Joanstown, Ballinalack, Westmeath
  • 71km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone on the R675 at Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Waterford
  • 82 km/hr in a 60 km/hr on the R563 at Faha East, Faha, Kerry
  • 83 km/hr in a 60km/hr on the N21 at Croagh Rathkeale, Limerick
  • 133 km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone on the N3 at Huntstown, Dublin 15
  • 88km/hr in a 60km/hr zone on the N20 at Baltydaniel, West Mallow, Cork
  • 99km/hr in a 80km/hr zone on the R693 Clashacrow, Freshford, Kilkenny
  • 88km/hr in a 60km/hr zone on the N76 Parkmore, Kilkenny
  • 124 km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone on the N18 Cratloe, Clare
  • 120 km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone on the N15 Mount Temple, Grange, Sligo
  • 71 km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone on the R683 Knockboy, Waterford
  • 68 km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone on the R772 Knockanrahan, Lower Arklow, Wicklow
  • 128km/hr in a 80 km/hr zone on the R240 at Cashel, Carndonagh, Donegal
  • 100km/hr in a 80 km/hr zone on the R238 Lisfannan, Buncrana, Donegal
  • 119km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone on the N4 Cloonymeenaghan, Riverstown, Sligo

Aidan Reid of the Garda National Traffic Bureau said gardaí wanted to “thank those drivers who continue to be compliant and drive within the speed limit”. He reiterated the message to all motorists: “drive safely and slow down”.

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