AN Garda Síochána will conduct a national speed enforcement operation ‘Slow Down’, supported by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and other stakeholders this week.
The targeted operation will run for a 24 hour period from 07.00hrs on Friday the 26th of March to 07.00hrs on Saturday the 27th of March 2021.
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.
A spokesperson said: “Excessive and inappropriate speed is a major contributory factor in road traffic collisions, confirmed by an RSA report on fatal collisions between 2008 and 2012 which found that excessive speed was a contributory factor in almost one third of all fatal collisions during that time.
“The higher the speed, the greater the likelihood is of a collision happening and the more severe the outcome of that collision.
“National Slow Down day is about making our roads and our communities safer. During the current COVID-19 restrictions we have seen an increase in the number of vulnerable users on our roads.
“We are asking all drivers to support our National ‘Slow Down Day’ and to not exceed the speed limit. It goes without saying this is not only for one day, but for every day.
“We will continue to maintain our focus on non-compliant drivers as they pose a risk to themselves and other road users.”Tags: