Thu, 14 Nov 2019

Around 205,000 vehicles checked during National Slow Down Day

Conor Trindle
19 Oct 2019, 19:10 GMT+10

DUBLIN, Ireland - National Slow Down Day has now finished with most people on Irish roads making an effort to stay within the speed limit.

There were some notable exceptions however.

The campaign, over a 24-hour period, began at 7am on Friday and concluded at 7am on Saturday.

In total, An Garda Sochna and GoSafe checked 204,849 vehicles and detected 286 vehicles travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.

"We would like to thank the 204,849 drivers who were found to be compliant and drove within the speed limit and would encourage all drivers to drive safely, comply with and respect speed limits," Chief Superintendent Paul Cleary, of the Roads Policing Bureau said Saturday.

The notable detections over the 24-hour period of National Slow Down Day were as follows:

- 138km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R675 Ballykinsella, Waterford
- 84km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Clontarf Road Dublin3, Dublin
- 79km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R118 Rock Road Dublin4, Dublin
- 78km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R448 Ballyhale, Kilkenny
- 151km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N72 Gort na gCros, Mala, Chorca
- 181km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M1 Lusk, Dublin
- 115km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N14 Drumnahoagh, Letterkenny, Donegal
- 81km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N11 Stillorgan Road, Stillorgan, Dublin
- 132km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N11 Mt Kennedy, Wicklow
- 131km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N52 Durrow, Tullamore, Offaly
- 65km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N21 Abbeyfeale, Limerick
- 65km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R683 Knockboy, Waterford
- 64km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R407 Castlesize, Sallins, Kildare
- 76km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R527 Knock, Limerick
- 63km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Whitemill Road, Wexford
- 63km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R339 Monivea Road, Galway
- 75km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R448 Killashee, Naas, Kildare
- 125km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N15 Cullagh, Sligo
- 99km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R418 Killerig, Carlow
- 122km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N4 Lackan, Edgeworthstown, Longford
- 73km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N54 Cornecassa, Monaghan
- 119km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N15 Ballynacarrick, Ballintra, Donegal
- 95km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R688 Ballinattin Lower, Tipperary
- 118km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N53 Philipstown, Dundalk, Louth
- 93km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R392 Forgney, Ballymahon, Longford
- 93km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N56 Drumark, Donegal
- 116km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N69 Doon, Limerick
- 136km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M3 Bracetown, Meath
- 113km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N25 Shanbogh, Kilkenny
- 135km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M7 Ballyshaneduff, Laois
- 89km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R445 Curragh Kildare, Kildare
- 111km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N30 Mounthanover, New Ross, Wexford
- 110km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N4 Knoxspark, Ballisodare, Sligo
- 110km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N24 Killaloan, Tipperary
- 109km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N10 Templemartin, Kilkenny
- 90km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N21 Blossomhill, Limerick
- 89km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N13 Moyle Newtowncunningham, Donegal
- 89km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N77 Clonaddadoran, Portlaoise, Laois

"I would like to thank the Road Safety Authority, Go Safe and all the organisations who were involved in and supported this campaign. Drivers, please, think about the consequences of speeding, and every time you get behind the wheel, reduce your speed accordingly," Chief Superintendent Paul Cleary added in his statement released on Saturday morning.

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