A MOTORIST was detected traveling at excessive speed in Donegal today, which is ‘National Slow Down Day’.
The motorists was clocked traveling at 125km/h on the R238 at Elaghbeg, Burnfoot, this afternoon.
The road is a 100km/h zone.
During the first nine hours of ‘Slow Down Day’, GoSafe has checked the speed of 111,401 vehicles and detected 532 vehicles travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.
The detection in Burnfoot is one of the more notable listed by An Garda Síochána.
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 overall objective is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on the roads.
The operation consists of high visibility speed enforcement across the 1,300 speed enforcement zones.
This is being supported by the conducting of speed enforcement checks by An Garda Síochána Roads Policing Units nationwide. An Garda Síochána has continued the roll out of new speed detection devices to its Roads Policing Units.
Earlier today, a motorist was clocked driving 97km/h in a 50km/h zone on the R680 Cork road in Waterford.
As of 10th December 2020, there have been 137 road fatalities, an increase of 9 on this date last year.
An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) continues to appeal to drivers to increase compliance with speed limits in order to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.