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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Drivers caught speeding down by half in week of crackdown

GARDAI have reported a 50pc drop in the number of motorists caught speeding during a crackdown last week.

Just 154 of 75,000 vehicles monitored by speed cameras broke the limit during Operation Slow Down, which showed that people were reducing speed and changing their behaviour.

Gardai expected up to 300 motorists to be caught, but said just over half that amount broke the law.

“I would like to thank the public for embracing the operation, and I urge people to continue to drive within the speed limit and at a speed suitable to the conditions,” Assistant Commission John O’Mahoney said.

“All reduction in speed help lower the number of collisions, thereby saving lifes.”

The 24-hour operation took place from 7am on Friday July 7. Figures show there has been a drop in collisions in areas where speed cameras are deployed.

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