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755 motorists detected speeding in 24 hour period

A motorist who was detected travelling at 194km/h in a 100km/h zone, was one of 755 motorists caught speeding during a 24-hour National Slow Down Day campaign.

During the campaign, which ended at 7am, GoSafe checked the speeds of 163,146 vehicles and detected 225 travelling above the applicable speed limit.

Gardaí intercepted 530 vehicles in total travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit during the 24-hour period.

Among those detected speeding was a motorist on the N25 Loughaderry in Co Cork, who was travelling at 194km/h in a 100 km/h zone.

A motorist was detected travelling at 132km/h in a 100km/h zone in Cavan (Credit: @GardaTraffic)

Another motorist was clocked at 112km/h in a 50km/h zone on Main Street, Charleville, Cork, while another was detected travelling at 132km/h in a 100km/h zone on the N13 at Teevickmoy, Stranorlar, Co Donegal.

In Co Wicklow, a motorist was detected travelling at 121km/h in a 100km/h zone on the N11 at Mount Kennedy Demesne, Newtownmountkennedy.

A motorist in Dublin was clocked at 84km/h in a 60km/h zone on the R139 Belcamp, while another was detected at 87km/h in a 50km/h on the Swords Road in Dublin 9.

Gardaí are appealing to drivers to obey speed limits in order to reduce the number of speed related collisions on Irish roads.

Since the beginning of the year, 63 people have died on Irish roads.




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