Over 1,000 Drivers Caught Speeding During Operation Slow Down Day

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Garda report that over 1000 Drivers face prosecutions for speeding offences detected yesterday during Operation Slow Down. The operation ran for 24 hours nationwide.   939 Drivers have so far been issued with Fixed Charge Notices for speeding, this results in an €80 fine and 3 penalty points on their driving licence. Based on time lag in prosecutions uploading onto the Fixed Charge Processing system, Garda say the number will be in excess of 1000 for the complete 24 hour period.

71 people have died on Irish  roads to date this year and Garda continue to appeal to all road users to Slow Down and stay safe especially over the  Bank Holiday Weekend.

Some examples of Go-Safe detections carried out yesterday are a driver travelling at 142 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the N83 at Beagh Brownsgrove, Galway, while  in Lucan a vehicle was clocked at 140km/h in an 80km/h Zone.

Three drivers in Tipperary were detecting breaking the limits as follows:

71km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R661 Holycross Holycross Tipperary

66km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Cashel Road Cahir Tipperary

94km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R498 near Borrisoleigh Tipperary