24-hour speeding crackdown
National Slow Down Day takes place tomorrow [Friday] and there will be extra Garda speed checks and speed vans in operation for a 24-hour period.
Gardai advised motorists to reduce speed and help save lives.
Speeds will be checked in 3 ways:
- Handheld and tripod-mounted laser guns;
- Vehicle-mounted Puma speed detection equipment, (both marked and unmarked vehicles);
- Van-mounted Go-Safe safety cameras (civilian operated).
A spokesperson said: "The objective of these 24 hours is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads."
Chief Superintendent Paul Cleary, Roads Policing Bureau and Tony Goodwin, General Secretary of the Irish Road Haulage Association have teamed up for the life saving initiative.
Chief Supt Cleary said: "Take account of weather conditions, road conditions and other road users.
"It's all about road safety, it's not about detections.
"We know that speed accounts for up to one-third of fatal collisions."
Gardai and the Road Safety Authority appealed to all drivers to reduce speed.