Gardai have swung into action for National Operation Slow Down Day with notable incidents including one driver speeding at 70km/h in a 50km/h zone at Ballymany, Newbridge.
The highest speed was detected in Monaghan with a driver traveling 144km/h in a 100km zone.
The "Slowdown” operation commenced at 7am this morning and will continue until 7am Saturday morning. Since 7am this morning, An Garda Síochána and GoSafe have checked the speed of 9,818 vehicles. 26 vehicles were detected travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.
The aim of "Slow Down day” is to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, increase compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to driving at excessive or inappropriate speed.
The objective is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. The vast majority of drivers are safe and are complying with the speed limit, with a compliance rate of 99.7%.
The locations listed below are indicative of where speed checks will take place this afternoon. Kildare is not listed but gardai are urging motorist to please note that this is not an exhaustive list and speed checks will be taking place at other locations also.
Location - Description - Speed Limit
N84 Derryadda Castlebar Mayo 100
R156 Balrowan (Pakenham) Killucan Westmeath 80
N15 Ballymagrorty Scotch Ballintra Donegal 100
N59 An tÁth Buí Maigh Cuilinn Gaillimh 100
R735 Chapel Clonroche Wexford 80
R200 Corratober Up Dowra Cavan 80
N67 Cloonbony Miltown Malbay Clare 100
N25 Ballyhine Barntown Wexford 100
R154 Scurlockstown Trim Meath 80
R513 Ballynamona Hospital Limerick 80
N22 Dromadeesirt Killarney Kerry 100
N4 Rockingham Demesne Cootehall Roscommon 100
N71 Burgatia Rosscarbery Cork 100
R736 Ballyowen Wellington Bridge Wexford 50
N62 Ballylin Ferbane Offaly 100
N22 Ballytrasna Macroom Cork 100
R522 Appletown Feohanagh Limerick 50
N2 Reaghstown Ardee Louth 100
R445 Ballaghmore Lower Borris-In-Ossory Laois 100
N15 Killygordon Lifford Donegal 100
N60 Ballintleva Facefield Mayo 100
R352 Moymore Tulla Clare 80
R358 Clonbrock Ahascragh Galway 80
R702 Ballymurphy Borris Carlow 50
R241 Drumaweer Greencastle Donegal 80
R446 Ballyeighter Aughrim Galway 80
N81 Glenaraneen Brittas Dublin 60
N71 Cappaknockane Enniskeane Cork 100