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.
|National Slow Down Day 19th – 20th October 2018 – Final results.|
National Slow Down Day was held over a 24-hour period between 7am Friday 19th and 7am Saturday 20th October 2018. In total, An Garda Síochána and GoSafe checked 164,032 vehicles, detecting 276 vehicles travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.
An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority would like to thank the drivers who were compliant and drove within the speed limit. We would encourage all drivers to drive safely and respect speed limits.
Some of the notable incidents and detections include:
82km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N63 Moylough More Moylough Galway
75km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R810 Mount Brown Dublin8 Dublin
74km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R390 Gneevestown Loughnavalley Westmeath
74km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R333 Thomastown Belclare Galway
94km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N11 Stillorgan Road Stillorgan Dublin
83km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N25 Cloncoskoran Dungarvan Waterford
104km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R148 Moyvally Broadford Kildare
100km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R352 Moymore Tulla Clare
99km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R690 Killaghy Mullinahone Tipperary
99km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R445 Morristown Upper Newbridge Kildare
99km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N56 Drumark Donegal
133km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N26 Ballynahaglish Ballina Mayo
128km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N20 Kilmona Grenagh Cork
126km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the R448 Prumpelstown Castledermot Kildare
125km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N2 Reaghstown Ardee Louth
Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy, of the Roads Policing Bureau said “National Slow Down day is about making our roads and our communities safer. When someone decides to speed they put members of their community at risk, including children, older people, cyclists and other motorists.
Chief Superintendent Murphy continued: “I would like to thank the drivers who were monitored and were driving safely within the speed limits. These drivers were behaving responsibly and did not put other road users at risk.
We would appeal to all road users to ALWAYS drive safely and within the speed limit not just on National Slow Down Day”.
|Update National Slow Down Day 19th/20th October 2018|
|Yesterday, 19th October both Gardaí and GoSafe have checked the speed of 105,567 vehicles. A total of 133 vehicles were detected travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.|
Some Notable speeds include:
• 82km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N63 Moylough More Moylough Galway
• 94km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N11 Stillorgan Road Stillorgan Dublin
• 104km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R148 Moyvally Broadford Kildare
• 128km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N20 Kilmona Grenagh Cork
• 134km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M9 Woodlands East Castledermot Kildare
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.