Two drivers in Donegal were among the most notable cases of speeding detected by gardaí yesterday on ‘National Slow Down Day’.
The national speed enforcement operation saw 195,768 vehicles being checked and 304 vehicles caught breaking the speed limit.
Over the past 24 hours, gardaí in Donegal detected a motorist speeding at 119km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N13 at Listellian Letterkenny.
Elsewhere in Drumark Donegal, a driver was doing 92km/h in a 80km/h Zone.
The highlighted cases are just some of the detections from Donegal on a day when gardaí set out to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding.
Chief Superintendent Paul Cleary, said, “I would like to thank the Road Safety Authority and all the organisations who were involved in and supported this campaign. Drivers, please, think about the consequences of speeding the next time you get behind the wheel and reduce your speed accordingly.”
Chief Superintendent Paul Cleary also thanked the 195,768 drivers who were found to be compliant and drove within the speed limit yesterday.
In terms of road safety, 2018 was the lowest on record with 146 road deaths, however it is still 146 road deaths too many.
Gardaí say that a 1% reduction in average speed will bring about a 4% reduction in fatal collisions.Tags: