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24th May 2019

Gardaí detect 68 vehicles breaking the speed limit in just 90 minutes this morning

Alan Loughnane


Gardaí will be out in force today.

An Garda Síochána are conducting a national speed enforcement operation “Slow Down”, supported by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and others, for a 24-hour period from 7am on Friday to 7am on Saturday.

Between 7am and 8.30am on Friday morning, An Garda Síochána and GoSafe checked 5,062 vehicles and detected 68 vehicles travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit. Some of the speeds detected include:

• 87km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R118 Rock Road Dublin 4 Dublin
• 77km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the M7 Lewistown Naas Kildare

Gardaí say the aim is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on the country’s roads.

The operation will consist of high visibility speed enforcement in speed enforcement zones as well as the delivery of a road safety message through the use of national, local and social media.

Gardaí have also released a list of the highest speeds detected in each speed band of around the country so far this year.

Location: R445 Ballymany Newbridge Kildare
Speed: 132km/h in a 50 km/h zone

Location: M7, Ladytown, Naas, Kildare
Speed: 136 km/h in a 60 km/h zone (roadworks)

Location: R335 Glaspatrick, Murrisk, Mayo
Speed: 161 km/h in a 80 km/h zone

Location: N5, Ballymiles, Swinford, mayo
Speed: 208 km/h in a 100 km/h zone

Location: M18, Ballyline, Crusheen, Clare
Speed: 190 km/h in a 120 km/h zone

Gardaí will be providing updates throughout the day through the use of national, local and social media.