All but 300 drivers were caught speeding during National Slow Down Day, with one driver recorded at 99km/h in an 80km/h zone in Co Donegal.
National Slow Down Day took place from 7am yesterday until 7am on Friday with gardaí and GoSafe checking 164,032 vehicles around the country – 276 were driving above the speed limit.
In Co Kilkenny, one motorist was detected driving 177km/h on the M9 – which has a 120km/h speed limit – at Knocktopher and another was caught driving at 155km/h in a 100km/h zone at Piltown.
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.
“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.”