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‘National Slow Down Day’ underway for next 24 hours

An Garda Síochána are conducting a national speed enforcement operation ‘Slow Down’, supported by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and other stakeholders, for a 24 hour period from 07:00 today, May 24 to 07:00 on May 25.

The objective is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. The aim of ‘Slow Down day’ is to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, increase compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to driving at excessive or inappropriate speed.

Between 07:00 and 08:30 today, An Garda Síochána and GoSafe checked 5,062 vehicles and detected 68 vehicles travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit. Notable speeds include:

  • 87km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R118 Rock Road Dublin 4 Dublin
  •  77km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the M7 Lewistown Naas Kildare

An Garda Síochána advise drivers of the following:

  • 24 – hour road safety speed initiative
  • Adjust your speed to all the prevailing road, traffic and weather conditions
  • ·Protect your community – Make the choice to abide by every speed limit to make the roads safer for all

An Garda Síochána, the Road Safety Authority and GoSafe appeal to the public to slow down. Excessive or inappropriate speeding is a major factor in road traffic collisions. Safety cameras will be on the roads all across Ireland where fatal or injury collisions are happening as a result of inappropriate speed.