Local areas targeted in National Slow Down Day

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Local areas targeted in National Slow Down Day

The "Slowdown” operation commenced at 7:00am this morning and will continue until 7:00am Saturday morning. Since 7:00am this morning, An Garda Síochána and GoSafe have checked the speed of 9,818 vehicles. 26 vehicles were detected travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.  

 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. 

 The objective is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. The vast majority of drivers are safe and are complying with the speed limit, with a compliance rate of 99.7%.

 The locations listed below are indicative of where speed checks will take place this afternoon. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and speed checks will be taking place at other locations also. 

- N4 Rockingham Demesne Cootehall Roscommon 100

- R200 Corratober Up Dowra Cavan 80

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