Over 300 drivers caught speeding on National Slow Down Day 2 years ago

Over 300 drivers caught speeding on National Slow Down Day

One driver in particular was found to be going at a dangerously high speed.

National Slow Down Day took place over a 24 hour period, from 7am on Friday 24 May to 7am on Satuday 25 May, and across that time, An Garda Síochána took part in checking the speeds of almost 200,000 vehicles.

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Of those vehicles, 304 were found to be travelling in excess of acceptable speed limits, with some going at dangerously high speeds for the roads they were on.

Some of the notable detections over the 24 hour period included:

• 154km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N20 in Kilmona, Grenagh, Cork

• 143km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N26 in Ballynahaglish, Ballina, Mayo

• 138km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the R132 in Mell, Killineer, Louth

• 153km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M7 in Ballyshaneduff, Ballybrittas, Laois

• 87km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R118 on Rock Road, Dublin 4

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Chief Superintendent Paul Cleary, of the Roads Policing Bureau said "We would like to thank the 195,768 drivers who were found to be compliant and drove within the speed limit and would encourage all drivers to drive safely, comply with and respect speed limits.

"I would like to thank the Road Safety Authority and all the organisations who were involved in and supported this campaign. Drivers, please, think about the consequences of speeding the next time you get behind the wheel and reduce your speed accordingly."