Ireland: Operation Slow Down

Published Fri, 27/05/2016 - 09:35

An Garda Síochána and GoSafe conducted a large scale national speed enforcement operation "Slow Down” between 7am Friday 27th May and 7am Saturday 28th May 2016. 

The objective was to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.  Since 7am yesterday morning, An Garda Síochána and GoSafe has checked the speed of 176,521 vehicles with 322 detected travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.

Notable speed occurrences:

• 140km/h in a 100km/h zone on the N4 at Joanstown, Ballinalack, Westmeath

• 121km/h in a 50 km/h zone on the N17 at Ballynacarrow, South Ballinacarrow, Sligo

• 71km/h in a 50 km/h zone on the R675 at Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Waterford

• 82 km/h in a 60 km/h on the R563 at Faha East Faha Kerry

• 83 km/h in a 60km/h on the N21 at Croagh Rathkeale Limerick

• 133 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N3 at Huntstown Dublin15 Dublin

• 88km/h in a 60km/h zone on the N20 at Baltydaniel West Mallow Cork

• 99km/h in a 80km/h zone on the R693 Clashacrow Freshford Kilkenny

• 88km/h in a 60km/h zone on the N76 Parkmore Kilkenny Kilkenny

• 124 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N18 Cratloe Clare

• 120 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N15 Mount Temple Grange Sligo

• 71 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on the R683 Knockboy, Waterford, Waterford

• 68 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on the R772 Knockanrahan Lower Arklow Wicklow

• 128km/h in a 80 km/h zone on the R240 at Cashel, Carndonagh, Donegal

• 100km/h in a 80 km/h zone on the R238 Lisfannan, Buncrana, Donegal

• 119km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N4 Cloonymeenaghan, Riverstown, Sligo

This concludes the reporting for National Slow Down day. 

Chief Aidan Reid, Garda National Traffic Bureau wishes to thank those drivers who continue to be compliant and drive within the speed limit and reiterates the message, to all motorists, drive safely and slow down.