Motorist caught speeding at 75km through M7 roadworks on National Slow Down Day

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Motorist caught speeding at 75km through M7 roadworks on National Slow Down Day

As part of the Garda's National Slow Down Day, Gardai detected a motorist travelling at 75km through the M7 roadworks at Lewistown, Naas. 

Between 7am and 11.30am, Gardai and GoSafe checked 33,530 vehicles and detected 130 vehicles travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.

Notable speeds include:

• 87km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R118 Rock Road Dublin 4 Dublin


• 143km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N26 Ballynahaglish Ballina Mayo


• 138km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the R132 Mell Killineer Louth


• 153km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M7 Ballyshaneduff Or The Derries Ballybrittas Laois


• 75km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the M7 Lewistown Naas Kildare


• 96km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R352 Moymore Tulla Clare


• 119km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N20 Kilmona Grenagh Cork


• 117km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N5 Cloonmore Termonbarry Roscommon


• 115km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N25 Ballyadam Carrigtwohill Cork


• 137km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M1 Lusk Dublin

The national speed enforcement operation "Slow Down” is supported by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and other stakeholders, for a 24 hour period from 07.00hrs today to 07.00hrs tomorrow. 

The objective is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.

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.

We advise drivers of the following:

· 24 - hour road safety speed initiative

· Adjust your speed to all the prevailing road, traffic and weather conditions

· Protect your community - Make the choice to abide by every speed limit to make the roads safer for all

An Garda Síochána, the Road Safety Authority and GoSafe appeal to the public to slow down.

Excessive or inappropriate speeding is a major factor in road traffic collisions.

Safety cameras will be on the roads all across Ireland where fatal or injury collisions are happening as a result of inappropriate speed.