Appeal to stop speeding on M7
GardaÍ have appealed for motorists to slow down during ongoing road works on one of the country's busiest motorways after a number of serious incidents in recent days.
Since the roadworks began on the M7 earlier this year and a 60kmh speed limit was introduced, 500 fixed-penalty notices have been issued to speeding motorists.
However, in the past week gardaí said there have been a number of "very serious incidents", including vehicles breaking through crash barriers and driving at very high speeds.
In the past week alone, a truck crashed through a barrier as it tried to avoid slowing traffic up ahead. Separately, a van crashed into a barrier and landed in the road works area.
Gardaí will deploy two GoSafe vans to the route from Monday to "further enhance enforcement activity".