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Speed of 138km/h in 80km/h zone clocked on Garda 'slow down' day

October 18th, 2019 2:45 PM

By Southern Star Team

The Garda operation will run for a total of 24 hours. (Image: Shuttershock)

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An Garda Síochána have been conducting a national speed enforcement operation "Slow Down”, supported by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and other stakeholders since 7am on friday morning and it will run until 7am on Saturday, October 19.

The aim of "Slow Down day” is to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, increase compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to driving at excessive or inappropriate speed.

The overall objective is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. 

Since 7am, Gardaí and GoSafe have checked the speed of 18,785 vehicles with 23 vehicles detected travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.

Notable speeds include:

• 138km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R675 Ballykinsella Waterford Waterford
• 181km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M1 Lusk Dublin
• 63km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Whitemill Road Wexford Wexford
• 119km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N15 Ballynacarrick Ballintra Donegal
• 136km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M3 Bracetown Dunboyne Meath
• 89km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R445 Curragh Kildare Kildare
• 110km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N24 Killaloan Lower Clonmel Tipperary
• Truck @ 89 km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N13 Moyle Newtowncunningham Donegal
• Truck @ 89 km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N21  Blossomhill Rathkeale Limerick

On National Slow Down Day, An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority continue to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding and urge motorists to drive carefully and abide by the speed limits.

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