Co Kildare Gardaí operating speed checks for 24 hours in National 'Slow Down' initiative

Slow Down Day

Louise McCarthy

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Vehicle detected travelling at 177km/h in 100km/zone in Donegal during National Slow Down Day

National Slow Down Day

This morning Co Kildare Gardaí will be taking part in a national 'Slow Down' Day, for 24 hours. 

The speed enforcement operation kickstarted at 7am this morning and will continue until 7pm tomorrow.

Reducing the number of speed related collisions, saving lives and reducing injuries on the road are the main aims of the Slow Down Day. 

A Garda Spokesperson said: "The '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 spokesperson is advising drivers to adjust speed to all the prevailing road, traffic and weather conditions. 

Chief Superintendent Paul Cleary, Roads Policing Bureau said:"National Slow Down day is about making our roads and our communities safer. Excessive or inappropriate speed causes serious injuries and fatalities and is completely unacceptable as it affects every member of the community. The vast majority of drivers drive safely within the speed limits, and it is most welcome, but there still remain those that do not. We will continue to focus on non-compliant drivers who, drive in excess of the speed limit and pose a risk to themselves and other road users. Each time a vehicle speeds excessively or inappropriately, it could result in a serious or fatal collision. Please check your speed and support Slow Down day, not only on the day, but every day.”