Gardaí caught 256 drivers speeding on Irish roads yesterday
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Gardaí caught 256 drivers speeding on Irish roads yesterday

Gardaí across Ireland caught 256 speeding drivers on European Day Without a Road Death.

As part of a 24 hour motorist monitoring system called Project Edward, GoSafe checked the speed of 129,250 vehicles throughout the country.

A total of 256 vehicles were detected travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.

One vehicle was doing 133km/h in a 100km/h zone on the N22 in Ovens, Co. Cork, while another was recorded doing almost 140km/h on the M1 in Donabate, Dublin.

Thankfully, there were no road deaths reported.

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In Balbriggan, Co. Dublin, a motorist was travelling at 108km/h in a 60km/h zone.

A Garda spokesperson said: "Last year, 2017, gave us the lowest number of road deaths in Ireland but we can never be complacent about road safety.

"Project Edward is an important initiative keeping road safety in the minds of all road users.

"We all need to use full concentration when behind the wheel.

"Never drink or take drugs and drive, put the mobile away, and wear your seatbelt on every journey.

"We want people to be safe on the road every day not just on Project Edward day."

Other notable speeds include:

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  • 80km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R448 Kilcullenbridge Kilcullen Kildare
  • 108km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R132 Glebe South Balbriggan Dublin Dublin
  • 112km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R772 Ashwood Upper Gorey Wexford
  • 108km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R132 Glebe South Balbriggan Dublin Dublin
  • 80km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R448 Kilcullenbridge Kilcullen Kildare
  • 79km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N52 Ardcroney Tipperary
  • 77km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R445 Ballymany Newbridge Kildare
  • 74km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Fairview Dublin 3 Dublin
  • 72km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R680 Adamstown Kilmeaden Waterford
  • 71km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R712 Pennefatherslot Kilkenny Kilkenny
  • 69km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Clontarf Road Dublin3 Dublin
  • 69km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R510 Dock Road Limerick Limerick
  • 68km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R702 Enniscorthy Enniscorthy Wexford
  • 133km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N22 Farran Ovens Cork
  • 79km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the L1331 Lowpark Charlestown Mayo
  • 79km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R334 Ballyshingadaun Ballinrobe Mayo
  • 105km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R121 Ward Lower Finglas Dublin11 Dublin
  • 65km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R527 Ballysimon Road Limerick Limerick
  • 65km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N80 Main Street Stradbally Laois