Tuesday 21 October 2014

More than 970 motorists caught speeding during Operation Slowdown

Published 31/05/2014 | 13:20

This new highest speed is 130 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N15 Mount Temple, Grange, Sligo

Over the space of 24 hours, Gardaí have detected 974 speeding motorists and have checked 124,818 vehicles, as part of Operation Slowdown.

The highest speed recorded from 7am on Friday morning to 7am on Saturday morning was in Lisfannan, Donegal, where a vehicle was travelling 147km/h in a 80 km/h zone.

Gardaí also stopped a driver in Birr, Co Offaly who was travelling 91km/h in a 60 km/h zone, while a driver in Stillorgan was caught speeding 90 km/h in a 60 km/h zone.

In Bushy Park, Galways a driver was travelling 78km/h in a 50 km/h zone.

The head of Garda Traffic Assistant Commissioner John Twomey s said he would like to thank all those motorists who complied with the law and reminded road users that Gardaí will continue to rigorously enforce road traffic legislation.

In the first 9 hours and 30 minutes of Operation Slowdown, Gardai detected more than 782 speeding offences.

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