341 vehicles detected speeding on National Slow Down Day

134,669 drivers were compliant and drove within the speed limit

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National Slow Down Day was held over a 24 hour period between 7am on Friday, October 21 and 7am on Saturday, October 22.

In total, An Garda Síochána and GoSafe checked 135,010 vehicles, detecting 341 vehicles travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.

An Garda Síochána would like to thank the 134,669 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.

See some notable detections over the 24 hour period of National Slow Down Day:
 
•        138 km/h in an 80km/h zone on the Belgard Road Tallaght Dublin24 Dublin
•        91 km/h in a 60km/h zone on the N21 at Croagh Rathkeale Limerick
•        75 km/h in a 50km/h zone on the R445 at Ballymany Newbridge Kildare
•        107 km/h in an 80km/h zone on the R498 at Fishmoyne Borrisoleigh Tipperary
•        139 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N5 at Drummindoo Westport Mayo
•        130 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N25 at Loughaderry Midleton Cork
•        129 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N13 Treantaboy Drumkeen Donegal
•        83 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the N69  Billeragh Listowel Kerry
•        69 km/h on a 50 km/h zone on the R712 Pennefatherslot Kilkenny Kilkenny
•        107 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the R498 Fishmoyne Borrisoleigh Tipperary
•        89 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the L3042 Fortyacres Piercetown Wexford
•        88 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the R586 Murragh Enniskeane Cork
•        65km/h in a 50km/h zone on the N80 Newtownbarry Bunclody Wexford
•        62 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on the R245 at Ballyraine Letterkenny Donegal
•        108 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the R458 at Ballyconneely Newmarket On Fergus Clare
•        139 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N24 at Whitehall Limerick Limerick
•        130 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N25 at Ballyadam Cork Cork
 
Chief Superintendent Aidan Reid, Roads Policing Bureau said "on behalf of An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority I wish to thank all the organisations who were involved in and supported this campaign. Drivers, please, think about the consequences of speeding the next time you get behind the wheel and reduce your speed accordingly.” 

There was also a special thank you to the schools and students across the country who provided poster images, poems and songs, available to view and hear on the Garda Facebook page, in support of this campaign.