Over 900 drivers have been caught speeding so far as part of An Garda Síochána’s National Slow Down day.
Since 7am, 910 of the 104,821 vehicles speed checked at high visibility speed enforcement zones across the country were found to be exceeding the limit.
Some of the most notable speeds include:
- 99km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R707 Burgagery Lands East Clonmel Tipperary
- 106km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the Navan Road Dublin15 Dublin
- 93km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N6 Baile An Phoill Gaillimh Gaillimh
- 103km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R139 Belcamp Dublin17 Dublin
- 124km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the M50 Kilmore Big Dublin17 Dublin
In Cork, some of the notable speeds include:
- 125km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the South Link Road Cork
- 84km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the L2998 Killahora Glounthaune Cork
- 72km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N71 Miles Clonakilty Cork
The aim of An Garda Síochána’s “Slow Down day” is to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding and to increase compliance with speed limits.
The overall objective is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.
As of May 20 2020 there have been 56 road related fatalities, an increase of 5 deaths on the same day last year.
National Slow Down day continues until 7am on Saturday morning.