There’s going to be a major clampdown on speeding on Irish roads this Friday 1 year ago

There’s going to be a major clampdown on speeding on Irish roads this Friday

The annual national ‘slow down’ day will take place this Friday, May 27.

An Garda Síochána will conduct an intensive national speed enforcement operation for a 24-hour period from 7am this Friday, May 26, until 7am on Saturday, May 27.

As has been the case in recent years, there will be high visibility speed enforcement activities to include all 1,031 speed enforcement zones across the country in an effort to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on Irish roads.

Through the national campaign, which is supported by the Road Safety Authority and other stakeholders, An Garda Síochána are aiming to get drivers to slow down by reminding them of the dangers of speeding, increasing compliance with speed limits and acting as a deterrent to driving at excessive and inappropriate speed.

Members of the public can play their part on the day by reducing speed and showing support via the Garda Facebook page.

As of 23 May, 60 people have died on Irish roads so far in 2017, 12 fewer than in the same period last year.