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Garda operation catches over 200 people speeding today

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Garda operation catches over 200 people speeding today

Out of the 133,556 vehicles checked for speed today, 222 were found to be driving too fast.

The gardai and GoSafe are conducting a large scale national speed enforcement operation "Slow Down" between 7am this morning, Friday and 7am Saturday morning.

The objective is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.

Notable speed occurrences so far today:

-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 at Clashacrow, Freshford, Kilkenny

- 88km/h in a 60km/h zone on the N76 at Parkmore, Kilkenny

- 124 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N18 at Cratloe, Clare

- 120 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N15 at Mount Temple, Grange, Sligo

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

- 68 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on the R772 at 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 at Lisfannan, Buncrana, Donegal

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

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.