Issue Date: 28th February 2023
In the first 14 hours of National Slow Down Day, GoSafe checked the speed of 159,122 vehicles and detected 505 vehicles travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.
Examples of high speeds include:
117km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N6 Baile An Phoill Gaillimh Gaillimh
92km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N4 Drishoge Carrick-On-Shannon Roscommon
122km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N4 Doddsborough Lucan Dublin
139km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N24 Woodrooff Clonmel Tipperary
153km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M6 An Carn Mór Thiar Órán Mór Gaillimh
88km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R265 Porthall Ballindrait Donegal
92km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the Monaghan Road Castleblayney Monaghan
113km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R445 Greatheath Portlaoise Laois
136km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the M50 Tymon North Dublin 24 Dublin
138km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M1 Mell Drogheda Meath
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.
A further update will follow on the morning of Wednesday 1st March 2023.