A Donegal driver was caught speeding at more than double the limit during National ‘Slow Down’ Day.
The motorist was travelling at 122km/h in a 50km/h Zone.
Earlier in the day, another driver was detected doing 76km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R238 at Tullyarvan in Buncrana.
National ‘Slow Down Day’ was held over a 24-hour period between 7am on Thursday 21 October to 7am on Friday 22 October 2021.
In total, An Garda Síochána and GoSafe checked 192,333 vehicles and detected 419 vehicles travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.
At the conclusion of this operation, An Garda Síochána, GoSafe and the Road Safety Authority continue to remind motorists of the dangers of speeding and urge all drivers to Slow Down, drive carefully and always abide by the speed limits.
Speaking following the awareness campaign Superintendent Tom Murphy, Garda National Roads Policing Bureau said: “Speed is the main contributing factor in many of the crashes on our roads, which all too often devastatingly result in the loss of lives of our neighbours, friends, members of our communities and our loved ones. This needless loss must stop. Unfortunately there are still a number who continue to break the law and drive excessively, An Garda Síochána will continue to focus our enforcement efforts on these motorists as we strive to reduce the number of serious injuries and deaths on our roads.”