A MOTORIST in Donegal has been detected at almost two-and-a-half times the speed limit on National Slow Down Day.
Gardaí have confirmed that a driver was clocked at 122km/h on the R265 at Porthall this afternoon,
Donegal has had some ‘notable’ inclusions among the detections today.
Earlier, a driver was caught at 118km/h in a 100km/h zone at Listillion, Letterkenny, while another was nabbed traveling at a speed of 90km/h in a 60km/h zone at Mullandrait, Stranorlar.
During the first nine hours of National “Slow Down Day”, GoSafe checked the speed of 109,044 vehicles and detected 728 vehicles travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.
The aim of National 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.
A spokesperson said: “The overall objective is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.
“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.”Tags: