A Donegal motorist was among the first speeding detections noted by Gardaí this morning on National Slow Down Day.
National Slow Down Day takes place today from 7am and will continue until 7am on Saturday.
The national speed enforcement operation will see gardaí conducting high visibility speed enforcement in 1322 speed enforcement zones nationwide.
One speed check in Porthall Lifford detected a car travelling 85km/h in a 50km/h Zone this morning.
Gardaí will be issuing regular data from speed checks throughout the day.
The aim of “Slow Down day” is 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. The overall objective is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.
2019 saw 141 deaths recorded on our roads – eight of those were in Donegal.