Driver in Limerick caught speeding at over 100km/h in 60km/h zone

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A DRIVER in Limerick was nabbed doing a speed of 104km/h in a 60km/h zone in the Cappamore area of Limerick yesterday during a a Garda operation aimed at getting motorists to slow down.

Earlier in the National Slow Down Day,  two other drivers were caught flouting the 50km/h limit on the Dock Road, one travelling at 91km/h and the other at 69km/h.

An Garda Síochána and GoSafe recorded over 900 detections for speeding during National Slow Down Day, which ran from 7am on Thursday to 7am this morning (Friday).

Gardaí nationally arrested three drivers detected speeding on suspicion of dangerous driving while a further three drivers detected speeding were subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

The aim of National Slow Down Day was to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, to increase compliance with speed limits, and act as a deterrent to driving at excessive or inappropriate speed.

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An Garda Síochána continues to appeal to drivers to comply with speed limits in order to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.