Gardaí record 226 cars speeding in just 24 hours

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Gardaí record 226 cars speeding in just 24 hours

In the space of just 24 hours Gardaí checked 134,739 cars in a speeding clampdown and recorded 226 travelling over the limit.

Some of the worst offenders recorded was a driver in Cavan speeding at 131km/h in a 100 km/h zone. Another speeding vehicle was recorded in Knockboy, County Waterford doing 89km/h in a 50 km/h zone on the R683. One driver was caught speeding through Athy town in Kildare at 100 km/h in a 60km/h zone.

The speeding clampdown by Gardaí was part of the national Slow Down Day which was held between 7am on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 May with the aim of urging motorists to slow down emphasizing that speed kills.

The National Slow Down Day initiative has been running since 2012 and it saw 927 speeding detections last May. Last year, here was an increase in road deaths potentially linked to speeding which is very worrying indeed.

Michael Finn who is the Assistant Commissioner of the Roads Policing Bureau, said:

“We would like to thank the 134,513 drivers who were found to be compliant and drove within the speed limit and would encourage all drivers to drive safely, comply with and respect speed limits.”

“As of today’s date there have been fewer road fatalities compared to last year, but we can never be complacent and say the job is done.

“I would like to thank the Road Safety Authority and 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.”

Assistant Commissioner Michael Finn

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