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Over 160,000 Vehicles Checked For Speeding On National Slow Down Day


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From 7am yesterday morning to 7 am this morning Gardai mounted high visibility speed checks in over 1,000 enforcement zones as part of National Slow Down Day.

The 24 hour awareness campaign aimed to reduce the number of speed related crashes, save lives and reduce the number of injuries on the country's roads.

Final figures show Gardai and GoSafe vans checked 164,032 vehicles for speeding, 276 were found to be exceeding the applicable speed limit.

Some of the notable incidents include a driver found to be traveling at 82km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N63 Moylough More in Galway, another was stopped doing 94km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N11 Stillorgan Road in Dublin

Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy, of the Roads Policing Bureau has appealed to all road users to always drive safely and within the speed limit not just on National Slow Down Day.


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