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Gardaí detect over a thousand vehicles speeding in 24-hour blitz


A total of 126,001 vehicles were checked as part of National Slow Down Day, which ran between 7am on Friday last and 7am on Saturday morning. A total of 1,072 were detected travelling in excess of the speed limit.

Two drivers were caught travelling in excess of 200km/hr. One driver was detected doing 202km/hr on the M50 in Dublin, while another was recored at 201km/hr on the M8 motorway near Cashel, in Co. Tipperary.

Chief Superintendent Paul Cleary, of the Roads Policing Bureau, said: “We would like to thank the 124,929 drivers who were found to be compliant and drove within the speed limits. While the vast majority motorists were found to be travelling safely and well within the speed limits, there are still those who continue to drive at excessive and inappropriate speeds. We will continue to focus our enforcement activities on non-compliant motorists as we strive to reduce the number of fatal and serious injury collisions across our roads network”.