Slow down and stay safe on roads is garda message

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AS thousands of motorists travel throughout the country on one of the busiest weekends of the year, Gardai are asking everyone to slow down and take care when driving.

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Over the 24 hours of Operation Slowdown 124,818 vehicles have been checked and 974 motorists detected speeding.

The highest speed recorded was 147km/h in a 80 km/h zone on the R238 at Lisfannan, Buncrana Donegal.
In the past number of hours we also detected:

90 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the N11 at Stillorgan Dublin Dublin

91km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the N52 at Woodfield Birr Offaly

78km/h in a 50 km/h zone on the N59 at Bushy Park Galway Galway

On Friday, Gardai detected:

76 in a 50 on the N20 at Creggane Buttevant Cork

74 in a 50 on the R742 at Ballinatray Lower Courtown Wexford

The highest speed recorded is 130 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N15 Mount Temple, Grange, Sligo

100km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the R188 Doocassan, Drung, Cavan

82 km/h in a 50 km/h zone R752 Ballyfree, Glenealy, Wicklow

127 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N25 at Ballyadam, Carrigtwohill, Cork

128 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N7

86 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on the R390 at Grange Mullingar Westmeath

The head of Garda Traffic Assistant Commissioner John Twomey speaking earlier said, “we would like to thank all those motorists who complied with the law and remind road users that Gardai will continue to rigerously enforce road traffic legislation”.