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316 Drivers Found Speeding On National Slow Down Day

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

02:14 21 Oct 2021


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A driver has been detected doing 138 km an hour in a 100 zone on the N7 at Brownsbarn in Dublin during National Slow Down Day.

316 drivers have been caught breaking the speed limit during National Slow Down Day.

The Garda initiative has been in place since 7am, and over 144-thousand vehicles have been checked so far.

A vehicle was detected driving 137 km an hour on the M4 at Towlaght in Clonard in Co Meath which is a 120km zone, while another was found to be doing 134 km an hour in a 100km zone on the N18 Ballinacurra in Limerick.

The garda initiative began at 7am and continues for 24 hours.

Examples of speeds detected by motorists putting themselves and others at risk include:
• 140km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M4 Towlaght Clonard Meath
• 135km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N7 Brownsbarn Dublin22 Dublin
• 116km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the M50 Kilmore Big Dublin17 Dublin
• 114km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N62 Clongower Thurles Tipperary
• 72km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Brideswell Athlone Westmeath
• 68km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Clontarf Road Dublin3 Dublin
• 81km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R750 Merrymeeting Rathnew Wicklow
• 67km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Amiens Street Dublin1 Dublin
• 134km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N18 Ballinacurra (Weston) Limerick Limerick
• 66km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R527 Ballysimon Road Limerick Limerick
• 79km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the Callan Road Kilkenny Kilkenny
• 129km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N7 Castlewarden South Kill Kildare
• 103km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R162 Spiddal Nobber Meath
• 128km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N20 Creggane Charleville Limerick
• 102km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R772 Ballinameesda Upper Wicklow Wicklow
• 76km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N20 Ballyfookeen Bruree Limerick
• 76km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R238 Tullyarvan Buncrana Donegal
• 63km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N69 Ballyvareen Kildimo Limerick
• 63km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N80 Main Street Stradbally Laois
• 126km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N21 Rineroe Adare Limerick
• 125km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N11 Timmore Newcastle Wicklow
• 124km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N21 Meanus Castleisland Kerry
• 98km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N4 Palmerston Upper Dublin22 Dublin
• 61km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Pembroke Rd Dublin4 Dublin
• 97km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R147 Dowdstown Navan Meath
• 97km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N51 Blackcastle Demesne Navan Meath
• 60km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R510 Dock Road Limerick Limerick
• 120km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N20 Kilmona Grenagh Cork
• 95km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N70 Ballymacandy Milltown Kerry
• 118km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the M50 Finglas Dublin11 Dublin
• 59km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the L30473 Twentyacres Murrintown Wexford
• 59km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Wexford Road Arklow Wicklow
• 94km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R738 Growtown Upper Barntown Wexford
• 93km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R689 Lisronagh Clonmel Tipperary
• 116km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N3 Navan Road Dublin15 Dublin
• 116km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N11 Garrycleary Crossabeg Wexford
• 91km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R634 Ballyvergan East Youghal Cork
• 113km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N25 Ballyadam Carrigtwohill Cork
• 135km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M2 Raystown Ashbourne Meath
• 112km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N3 Straheglin Belturbet Cavan
• 112km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N22 Farran Ovens Cork
• 89km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R729 Ballintober New Ross Wexford
• 89km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R515 Ardmore Charleville Cork
• 89km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R280 Bellanaboy Drumshanbo Leitrim
• 111km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N77 Granafallow Abbeyleix Laois
• 111km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N5 Ballymacrah Castlebar Mayo
• 133km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M6 An Carn Mór Thiar Órán Mór Gaillimh
• 131km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M7 Newtown Castletroy Limerick

The joint campaign by Gardai and the Road Safety Authority is appealing to drivers to reduce their speed and be extra aware of the road around them.

Four in five fatalities on Irish roads this year have happened on rural roads with speed limits of over 80 kilometres per hour.

113 people have died on Irish roads this year.

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