Gardaí reveal locations where they’ve caught speeding motorists as part of Project EDWARD 1 year ago

Gardaí reveal locations where they’ve caught speeding motorists as part of Project EDWARD

Irish motorists were urged to support an initiative that aims to prevent a single fatality on roads throughout Europe today.

An Garda Síochána, as well as the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the AA, got behind the initiative, which was launched by TIPSOL (European Traffic Police Network) in 2016.

As was the case last year, Gardaí and GoSafe vehicles are taking a more vigilant approach in detecting motoring offences to support the initiative.

Shortly before 10.30 am on Thursday morning, Gardaí reported that 65 vehicles had been detected travelling too fast out of 23,780 vehicles checked.

Shortly before midday, meanwhile, some of the locations where speeding motorists had been detected were revealed, including the M9 in Kildare, Bennettsbridge in Kilkenny and Spital Land in Limerick.

While Project EDWARD is an initiative that takes place on one day each year, long-term, the aim of the project is to spearhead significant and sustained reduction in death and serious injury on roads across the world.

Road users can find more information on Project EDWARD here and express their support for the initiative on social media using the hashtag #ProjectEDWARD.