99.8% compliance achieved in Ireland's National Slow Down Day

Published Sat, 20/10/2018 - 13:58

National Slow Down Day was held over a 24-hour period between 7am Friday 19th and 7am Saturday 20th October 2018. In total, An Garda Síochána and GoSafe checked 164,032 vehicles, detecting 276 vehicles travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit. That means there was a compliance rate of greater than 99.8 per cent. 

An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority would like to thank the drivers who were compliant and drove within the speed limit. We would encourage all drivers to drive safely and respect speed limits.

Some of the notable incidents and detections include:
82km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N63 Moylough More Moylough Galway
75km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R810 Mount Brown Dublin8 Dublin
74km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R390 Gneevestown Loughnavalley Westmeath
74km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R333 Thomastown Belclare Galway
94km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N11 Stillorgan Road Stillorgan Dublin
83km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N25 Cloncoskoran Dungarvan Waterford
104km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R148 Moyvally Broadford Kildare
100km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R352 Moymore Tulla Clare
99km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R690 Killaghy Mullinahone Tipperary
99km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R445 Morristown Upper Newbridge Kildare
99km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N56 Drumark Donegal 
133km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N26 Ballynahaglish Ballina Mayo
128km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N20 Kilmona Grenagh Cork
126km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the R448 Prumpelstown Castledermot Kildare
125km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N2 Reaghstown Ardee Louth
Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy, of the Roads Policing Bureau said "National Slow Down day is about making our roads and our communities safer. When someone decides to speed they put members of their community at risk, including children, older people, cyclists and other motorists. 
Chief Superintendent Murphy continued: "I would like to thank the drivers who were monitored and were driving safely within the speed limits. These drivers were behaving responsibly and did not put other road users at risk.
We would appeal to all road users to ALWAYS drive safely and within the speed limit not just on National Slow Down Day”.