Over 300 vehicles detected speeding in first 10 hours of national 'Slow Down' operation 1 month ago

Over 300 vehicles detected speeding in first 10 hours of national 'Slow Down' operation

One vehicle in Meath was detected at 140km/h.

From 7am this morning (21 October), there is a 24-hour National Slow Down enforcement campaign in operation.

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By ten hours in to the operation, An Garda Síochána and GoSafe checked the speed of 144,460 vehicles.

Of those vehicles, it was detected that 316 vehicles travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.

Some of those vehicles detected to be in excess of the speed limits include:

  • 140km/h in a 120km/h zone in Meath
  • 135km/h in a 100km/h zone in Dublin 22
  • 134km/h in a 100km/h zone in Limerick
  • 129km/h in a 100km/h zone in Kildare
  • 125km/h in a 100km/h zone in Wicklow
  • 116km/h in a 80km/h zone in Dublin 17
  • 114km/h in a 60km/h zone in Tipperary

An Garda Síochána has continued to appeal to drivers to increase their compliance with speed limits in order to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.

To date, there have been 114 deaths traffic fatalities in Ireland in 2021.