Gardai enforcing ‘slow down’ Friday- here’s the list of speed cameras
National “Slow Down Day” is being conducted to raise awareness around speeding
As part of the initiative gardai have released a list of some of the locations at which they will be based. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien
Gardai will be out in force early on Friday morning to crack down on speeding on Irish roads.
National “Slow Down Day” is being conducted to raise awareness around speeding and will include significant enforcement.
As part of the initiative gardai have released a list of some of the locations at which they will be based for a 24 hour period lasting until 7am on Saturday.
“The aim of slow down day is to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, increase compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to driving at excessive or inappropriate speed,” gardai said in a statement ahead of the operation.
There was an increase in road death rates last year with the total reaching 187.
“Although there have been fewer road deaths this year compared to the same period in 2016, we can never be complacent,” gardai said.
“Excessive speed was a contributory factor in one third of all fatal collisions during this time. The higher the speed, the greater the likelihood is of a collision happening and the more severe the outcome of that collision.”
Last Friday, gardai monitored 98,486 vehicles of which 241, or 0.2 per cent, were found to be breaking the speed limit.
Gardai have released the following locations which represent some of the areas they will policing on Friday:
- 712 Pennefatherslot Kilkenny Kilkenny
- R551 Blackparks Ballybunnion Kerry
- R436 Leabeg Ballycumber Offaly
- R334 Cahernichole East The Neale Mayo
- N4 Lackan Edgeworthstown Longford
- N3 Edenburt Virginia Cavan
- R446 Ballyeighter Aughrim Galway
- N13 Lisfannan Bridge End Donegal
- N5 Portaghard Frenchpark Roscommon
- N68 Knockalough Kilmihil Clare
- R561 Kilnanare Firies Kerry
- N25 Coolcots Wexford
- M7 Osberstown Naas Kildare
- N7 Kill West Kill Kildare
- N20 Rathgoggan South Charleville Cork
- R586 Caherogullane Bantry Cork