Gardai reveal the shocking speeding they uncovered on Slow Down Day
Gardai have revealed that National Slow Down Day was a huge success, with the vast majority of motorists obeying the speed limit.
However, they also revealed some of the shocking excess speeds they clocked some drivers doing across the country.
The figures published this morning after the nationwide anti-speeding campaign reveal that of the 135,010 vehicles checked in the 24-hour period, just 341 were found to be speeding. That is around a quarter of one per cent, showing that only a tiny fraction of Irish motorists speed.
But, those that do posted some shocking figures yesterday.
• 138 km/h in an 80km/h zone on the Belgard Road Tallaght Dublin24 Dublin
• 91 km/h in a 60km/h zone on the N21 at Croagh Rathkeale Limerick
• 75 km/h in a 50km/h zone on the R445 at Ballymany Newbridge Kildare
• 107 km/h in an 80km/h zone on the R498 at Fishmoyne Borrisoleigh Tipperary
• 139 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N5 at Drummindoo Westport Mayo
• 130 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N25 at Loughaderry Midleton Cork
• 129 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N13 Treantaboy Drumkeen Donegal
• 83 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the N69 Billeragh Listowel Kerry
• 69 km/h on a 50 km/h zone on the R712 Pennefatherslot Kilkenny Kilkenny
• 107 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the R498 Fishmoyne Borrisoleigh Tipperary
• 89 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the L3042 Fortyacres Piercetown Wexford
• 88 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the R586 Murragh Enniskeane Cork
• 65km/h in a 50km/h zone on the N80 Newtownbarry Bunclody Wexford
• 62 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on the R245 at Ballyraine Letterkenny Donegal
• 108 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the R458 at Ballyconneely Newmarket On Fergus Clare
• 139 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N24 at Whitehall Limerick Limerick
• 130 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N25 at Ballyadam Cork Cork
Chief Superintendent Aidan Reid, Roads Policing Bureau said "on behalf of An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority I wish to thank all the organisations who were involved in and supported this campaign. Drivers, please, think about the consequences of speeding the next time you get behind the wheel and reduce your speed accordingly.”