138 vehicles found travelling in excess of speed limit on National Slow Down Day

138 vehicles found travelling in excess of speed limit on National Slow Down Day

Pictured at An Garda Síochána checkpoint on the N71 outside Cork city for the launch of the RSA October Bank Holiday campaign and National Slow Down day is Sam Waide, CEO, Road Safety Authority; and Garda Chief Superintendent Tom Murphy, An Garda Siochána. Pic Diane Cusack

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During the first five hours of National Slow Down Day, An Garda Síochána and GoSafe checked the speed of 77,225 vehicles and detected 138 vehicles travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.

Examples of speeds detected by motorists putting themselves and others at risk include:

• 137km/h in a 120 km/h Zone on the M4 Towlaght Clonard Meath 

• 135km/h in a 100 km/h Zone on the N7 Brownsbarn Dublin22 Dublin 

• 116km/h in a 80 km/h Zone on the M50 Kilmore Big Dublin17 Dublin 

• 79km/h in a 60 km/h Zone on the Callan Road Kilkenny Kilkenny 

• 72km/h in a 50 km/h Zone on the Brideswell Athlone Westmeath 

• 68km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Clontarf Road Dublin3 Dublin 

• 134km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N18 Ballinacurra (Weston) Limerick Limerick 

• 66km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R527 Ballysimon Road Limerick Limerick 

• 65km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Amiens Street Dublin1 Dublin 

• 103km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R162 Spiddal Nobber Meath 

• 128km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N20 Creggane Charleville Limerick 

• 63km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N80 Main Street Stradbally Laois 

• 126km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N21 Rineroe Adare Limerick 

• 125km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N11 Timmore Newcastle Wicklow 

• 98km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N4 Palmerston Upper Dublin22 Dublin 

• 97km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R147 Dowdstown Navan Meath 

• 120km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N7 Castlewarden South Kill Kildare 

• 95km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N70 Ballymacandy Milltown Kerry 

• 59km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N69 Ballyvareen Kildimo Limerick 

• 59km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Wexford Road Arklow Wicklow 

• 93km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R689 Lisronagh Clonmel Tipperary 

• 116km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N3 Navan Road Dublin15 Dublin 

• 116km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N11 Garrycleary Crossabeg Wexford 

• 91km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R634 Ballyvergan East Youghal Cork 

• 113km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N25 Ballyadam Carrigtwohill Cork 

• 112km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N22 Farran Ovens Cork 

• 89km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R729 Ballintober New Ross Wexford 

• 89km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R280 Bellanaboy Drumshanbo Leitrim 

• 111km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N77 Granafallow Abbeyleix Laois 

• 131km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M7 Newtown Castletroy Limerick 

• 109km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N15 Carrick East Laghey Donegal 

• 116km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M11 Rossana Lower Rathnew Wicklow 

• 89km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N3 Drumbarlom Belturbet Cavan (vehicle towing)

Pictured at An Garda Síochána checkpoint on the N71 outside Cork city for the launch of the RSA October Bank Holiday campaign and National Slow Down day is Sam Waide, CEO, Road Safety Authority; and Garda Chief Superintendent Tom Murphy, An Garda Siochána. Pic Diane Cusack
Pictured at An Garda Síochána checkpoint on the N71 outside Cork city for the launch of the RSA October Bank Holiday campaign and National Slow Down day is Sam Waide, CEO, Road Safety Authority; and Garda Chief Superintendent Tom Murphy, An Garda Siochána. Pic Diane Cusack

Earlier:

During the first two hours of National Slow Down Day, An Garda Síochána and GoSafe checked the speed of 37,666 vehicles and detected 43 vehicles travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.

Two drivers in Cork have been caught travelling in excess of the speed limit.

One of the incidents was at Ballyadam, Carrigtwohill, with the other at Farran, Ovens.

Both drivers exceeded the 100km/h speed limit.

Examples of speeds detected by motorists putting themselves and others at risk include:

• 68km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Clontarf Road Dublin3 Dublin 

• 66km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R527 Ballysimon Road Limerick Limerick 

• 103km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R162 Spiddal Nobber Meath 

• 128km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N20 Creggane Charleville Limerick 

• 76km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the Callan Road Kilkenny Kilkenny 

• 63km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N80 Main Street Stradbally Laois 

• 126km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N21 Rineroe Adare Limerick 

• 98km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N4 Palmerston Upper Dublin22 Dublin 

• 97km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R147 Dowdstown Navan Meath 

• 59km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Brideswell Athlone Westmeath 

• 93km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R689 Lisronagh Clonmel Tipperary 

• 116km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N11 Garrycleary Crossabeg Wexford 

• 113km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N25 Ballyadam Carrigtwohill Cork 

• 112km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N22 Farran Ovens Cork 

• 111km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N77 Granafallow Abbeyleix Laois 

An Garda Síochána continues to appeal to drivers to increase compliance with speed limits in order to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.

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