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Thursday 19 September 2019

Appeal to stop speeding on M7

Gardai 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. Stock Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
Gardai 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. Stock Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
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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".

Irish Independent

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