267 drivers caught speeding on National Slow Down Day
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267 drivers caught speeding on National Slow Down Day

More than 100,000 vehicles were checked for the speed they were travelling.

National Slow Down Day, an initiative rolled out by An Garda Síochána, saw an appeal made to drivers to slow down when travelling on Irish roads.

National Slow Down Day was held over a 24-hour period between 7am on October 19th and 7am today.

In total, An Garda Síochána and GoSafe checked 164,032 vehicles, detecting 276 vehicles travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.Some of the notable detections made by Gardaí included:

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  • 82km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N63 Moylough More Moylough Galway
  • 75km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R810 Mount Brown Dublin8 Dublin
  • 74km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R390 Gneevestown Loughnavalley Westmeath
  • 74km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R333 Thomastown Belclare Galway
  • 94km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N11 Stillorgan Road Stillorgan Dublin
  • 83km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N25 Cloncoskoran Dungarvan Waterford
  • 104km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R148 Moyvally Broadford Kildare
  • 100km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R352 Moymore Tulla Clare
  • 99km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R690 Killaghy Mullinahone Tipperary
  • 99km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R445 Morristown Upper Newbridge Kildare
  • 99km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N56 Drumark Donegal
  • 133km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N26 Ballynahaglish Ballina Mayo
  • 128km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N20 Kilmona Grenagh Cork
  • 126km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the R448 Prumpelstown Castledermot Kildare
  • 125km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N2 Reaghstown Ardee Louth

Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy of the Roads Policing Bureau said: "National Slow Down day is about making our roads and our communities safer. When someone decides to speed they put members of their community at risk, including children, older people, cyclists and other motorists."

Chief Superintendent Murphy of the Gardaí added: "I would like to thank the drivers who were monitored and were driving safely within the speed limits. These drivers were behaving responsibly and did not put other road users at risk."