Motorists caught at double the speed limit on ‘Slow Down Day’

Crackdown across the road network reveals 900 speeding motorists

A Garda spokesman said the Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority would continue to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding.

A Garda spokesman said the Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority would continue to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding.

 

Gardaí and GoSafe speed vans detected more then 900 speeding motorists, some of them travelling at almost twice the speed limit, as part of the National Slow Down Day campaign.

One vehicle on the Navan Road in Dublin was driving 106km/h in a 60km/h zone. There were several speed breaches detected on Dublin’s M50 motorway, with one driver travelling 133km/h in a 100km/h zone at Finglas .On the N11 near Newcastle, Co Wicklow, another driver was caught travelling at 130km/h in a 100km/h zone. There were detections too on the N4 near Mullingar, Co Westmeath, where a driver was travelling at 128km/h in a 100km/h zone.

There was also speeding on smaller roads such as a vehicle travelling at 90km/h in a 50km/h zone in Ballindrait, Co Donegal, and another at 99km/h in a 50km/h zone near Clonmel , Co Tipperary.

By Friday evening gardaí and GoSafe had checked the speed of more than 100,000 vehicles. Many vehicles breaking the limits were travelling at speeds of more than 120km/h, and some heavy goods vehicles were detected breaking the relevant limits while towing trailers .

The Garda Síochána operation for National Slow Down Day entails high-visibility enforcement using marked Garda cars and marked speed detection vans in 1,322 speed enforcement zones, across the road network.