Over 170 cars clocked speeding on Irish roads in first two hours of National Slow Down Day 3 weeks ago

Over 170 cars clocked speeding on Irish roads in first two hours of National Slow Down Day

Speed checks will be conducted on roads throughout the country today.

171 vehicles were detected travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit on Irish roads in the first two hours of National Slow Down Day on Friday.

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Between the hours of 7am and 9am, An Garda Síochána and GoSafe checked the speed of 29,593 vehicles and detected 171 vehicles travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.

According to An Garda Síochána, notable speeds included the following incidents in Waterford, Donegal, Dublin, Kilkenny, Cavan, Roscommon, Tipperary, Kildare and Cork.

  • 90km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N25 Lemybrien, Waterford
  • 90km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N15 Mullandrait, Stranorlar, Donegal
  • 114km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N4 Doddsborough, Lucan, Dublin
  • 71km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N78 Drumgoole, Castlecomer, Kilkenny
  • 83km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N3 Pollamore Far, Cavan
  • 68km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N61 Knockcroghery, Roscommon
  • 66km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N24 Bohercrow, Tipperary
  • 129km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the M50 Meakstown, Dublin 11
  • 129km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N7 KILL WEST, Kill, Kildare
  • 76km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N24 Gurtnafleur, Clonmel, Tipperary
  • 75km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the L3004 Killahora, Glounthaune, Cork
  • 71km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N62 Clongower, Thurles, Tipperary

The National Slow Down Day initiative will take place for 24 hours until 7am on Saturday (27 March).

Today’s initiative is the latest in a series of National Slow Down days, which aim to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, increase the public's compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to driving at inappropriate speeds.

An Garda Síochána continues to appeal to drivers to increase compliance with speed limits in order to reduce the number of speed-related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on Irish roads.