Gardái reveal locations where speed checks are being carried out on National Slow Down Day 1 year ago

Gardái reveal locations where speed checks are being carried out on National Slow Down Day

The operation commenced at 7am on Friday morning.

Today, 25 May, marks the annual National Slowdown Day, which aims to encourage drivers to remember the dangers of speeding, increase compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to driving at excessive or inappropriate speed.

As of 12pm, the Gardái had checked the speed of 9,818 vehicles throughout Ireland, recording a little under 30 instances of motorists breaking the speed limit.

Some of the most notable incidents include:

  • 70km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R445, Ballymany, Newbridge, Kildare
  • 78km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R563, Faha, East Faha, Kerry
  • 139km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M7, Ballyadding, Ballybrittas, Laois
  • 135km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M9, Danesfort, Kilkenny
  • 109km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N25, Loughaderry, Midleton, Cork
  • 132km/h in a 100km/h Zone Minish, Killarney
  • 144km/h in a 100km/h Zone N2, Monaghan
  • 140km/h in a 100km/h Zone N2, Monaghan

The Gardái have also confirmed some of the locations where speed checks will be carried out throughout the day:

  • N84 Derryadda Castlebar Mayo - 100 (km/h)
  • R156 Balrowan (Pakenham) Killucan Westmeath - 80
  • N15 Ballymagrorty Scotch Ballintra Donegal - 100
  • N59 An tÁth Buí Maigh Cuilinn Gaillimh - 100
  • R735 Chapel Clonroche Wexford - 80
  • R200 Corratober Up Dowra Cavan - 80
  • N67 Cloonbony Miltown Malbay Clare - 100
  • N25 Ballyhine Barntown Wexford - 100
  • R154 Scurlockstown Trim Meath - 80
  • R513 Ballynamona Hospital Limerick - 80
  • N22 Dromadeesirt Killarney Kerry - 100
  • N4 Rockingham Demesne Cootehall Roscommon - 100
  • N71 Burgatia Rosscarbery Cork 100
  • R736 Ballyowen Wellington Bridge Wexford - 50
  • N62 Ballylin Ferbane Offaly - 100
  • N22 Ballytrasna Macroom Cork - 100
  • R522 Appletown Feohanagh Limerick - 50
  • N2 Reaghstown Ardee Louth - 100
  • R445 Ballaghmore Lower Borris-In-Ossory Laois - 100
  • N15 Killygordon Lifford Donegal - 100
  • N60 Ballintleva Facefield Mayo - 100
  • R352 Moymore Tulla Clare - 80
  • R358 Clonbrock Ahascragh Galway - 80
  • R702 Ballymurphy Borris Carlow - 50
  • R241 Drumaweer Greencastle Donegal - 80
  • R446 Ballyeighter Aughrim Galway - 80
  • N81 Glenaraneen Brittas Dublin - 60
  • N71 Cappaknockane Enniskeane Cork - 100

Gardaí also advised that other speed checks would be taking place throughout the country, throughout the day, with National Slow Down Day set to come to an end at 7pm on Saturday morning.