Gardaí release ‘notable incidents’ of Irish motorists caught speeding during National Slow Down Day 1 year ago

Gardaí release ‘notable incidents’ of Irish motorists caught speeding during National Slow Down Day

Operation Slow Down concluded at 7am on Saturday morning.

225 vehicles were detected travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit during Operation Slow Down, which was in effect from 7am on Friday until 7am on Saturday.

Gardaí and GoSafe checked the speed of 140,223 vehicles in total at locations throughout Ireland, with the operation coinciding with warnings from the Gardaí and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) to exercise caution as Storm Brian made its way towards Ireland.

An Garda Síochána released details of some of the more notable incidents of speeding during the 24-hour operation (see below), which included motorists driving 77km/h, 45km/h and 51km/h over the applicable speed limit in Donegal, Sligo and Tipperary respectively.

Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy of the Garda National Roads Policing Bureau said on Saturday morning: “I would like to thank those road users who continue to drive safely and do not put themselves and other road users in danger."

Notable incidents of speeding on National Slow Down Day

  • 177km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N13 at Listellian, Letterkenny, Donegal
  • 145km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N4 at Knoxspark, Ballisodare, Sligo
  • 139km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M7 at Osberstown, Naas, Kildare
  • 131km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N21 at Garryduff, Newcastlewest, Limerick
  • 87km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R712 at Pennefatherslot, Kilkenny, Kilkenny
  • 97km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R147 at Balreask, Old Navan, Meath
  • 74km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Phibsborough Road, Dublin 7, Dublin
  • 87km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N21 at Croagh, Rathkeale, Limerick
  • 70km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Clontarf Road, Dublin 3, Dublin
  • 84km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N59 at Rathglass, Corballa, Sligo
  • 68km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N52 at Ardcroney, Tipperary
  • 108km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the L3044 at Clonmelsh, Carlow, Carlow
  • 67km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N72 at Shinnagh, Rathmore, Kerry
  • 106km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R132 at Gormanston, Julianstown, Meath
  • 106km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R334 at Cahernichole East, The Neale, Mayo
  • 106km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R747 at Roddenagh, Aughrim, Wicklow
  • 66km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N20 at Rathgoggan South, Charleville, Cork
  • 104km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R693 at Clashacrow, Freshford, Kilkenny
  • 77km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the L3013 at Kilquilly, Ballyjamesduff, Cavan
  • 102km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R446 at Ballyeighter, Aughrim, Galway
  • 76km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N5 at Lowpark, Charlestown, Mayo
  • 75km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R445 at Newcastle, Annacotty, Limerick
  • 125km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the R238 at Drumskellan, Muff, Donegal
  • 123km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N15 at Tawnawully Mountains, Donegal, Donegal
  • 121km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N5 at Ballymiles, Swinford, Mayo
  • 96km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R517 at Ballynacourty, Kilfinane, Limerick
  • 120km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N4 at Lackan, Edgeworthstown, Longford
  • 119km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N13 at Lisfannan, Bridge End, Donegal
  • 119km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N2 at Reaghstown, Ardee, Louth
  • 119km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N25 at Begerin (Loftus), New Ross, Wexford
  • 71km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R523 at Bunagarha, Listowel, Kerry
  • 118km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N71 at Rigsdale, Cork, Cork
  • 117km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N11 at Clauass, Enniscorthy, Wexford
  • 117km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N24 at Clonmore, Mooncoin, Kilkenny
  • 117km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N53 at Barronstown, Hackballscross, Louth
  • 93km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N52 at Scurlockstown, Fordstown, Meath
  • 116km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N14 at Mulnagung, Lifford, Donegal
  • 92km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R741 at Coolnahinch, Gorey, Wexford
  • 114km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N11 at Bayland, Camolin, Wexford
  • 120km/h in 80km/h Zone Carbury, Kildare
  • 171km/h in 120km/h Zone M7 Nenagh, Tipperary