Details Released From The 24 Hour National Slow Down Day


Garda have released details of the 24 hour period of National Slow Down Day which ran from 7am yesterday to 7am today.  GoSafe checked the speed of 173,811 vehicles and detected 628 vehicles travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.

There were two speeding detections in county Tipperary. A car was found to be travelling at 139 km per hour in a 100km zone on the N24 at Woodrooff, Clonmel and another driver in Holycross  was detected travelling at 65 km in a 50 km zone.

The highest speed detected was 159km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N25 near Ballyadam Carrigtwohill in Cork.  The greatest amount over the applicable  limit was in Galway when a car was detected travelling at 117 km per hour in a 50 km zone on the N6 near Baile An Phoill,  Gaillimh.

An Garda Síochána continues to appeal to drivers to comply with speed limits in order to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on  roads.