276 drivers caught speeding on National Slow Down Day
One motorist was recorded travelling at 133kph in a 100kph zone in Co Mayo
Almost 300 drivers have been caught speeding by gardai.
One was recorded travelling at 133kph (82.6mph) in a 100kph (62mph) zone in Co Mayo.
National Slow Down Day ran from 7am on Friday to 7am on Saturday.
Just some of the road users who were detected breaking the speed limit on #SlowDownDay. Make every day #SlowDownDay— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) October 20, 2018
155kph in 100kph at Fiddown, Piltown, Co Kilkenny
177kphin 120kph on M9 at Knocktopher, Co Kilkenny
101kmph in 80 zone Chapelizod Bypass Dublin pic.twitter.com/dOTcpMt2lw
In total, 276 vehicles were detected speeding out of around 164,000 checked.
Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy said: “National Slow Down Day is about making our roads and our communities safer.
“When someone decides to speed they put members of their community at risk, including children, older people, cyclists and other motorists.