Gardai nab reckless motorists going so fast they didn’t see high visibility speed enforcement

IMAGE: A Garda officer on speed patrol. (Image: @GardaTraffic on Twitter)

— List shows all of “notable detections” in 24 hours of National Slow Down Day.

A Garda operation has caught nearly 900 reckless motorists going so fast they failed to see high visibility speed enforcement, which was announced ahead of time and with the usual amount of other motorists warning on-coming cars.

The Gardai said that National Slow Down Day was held over a 24 hour period between Friday at 7am to this morning at 7am 12th December.

The Gardai press office said that Gardai and GoSafe checked 186,125 vehicles and detected 892 vehicles travelling in excess of the relevant  speed limit.

“An Garda Siochana and the RSA would like to thank the 185,233 drivers who were found to be compliant and drove within the speed limit and would encourage all drivers to drive safely, comply with and respect speed limits,” a statement said.

However, the detection rate of high-visibility policing is far below what is detected with unmarked speed checks. For example, the ‘Free Speed Survey’ by the Road Safety Authority shows that the percentage of car drivers breaking the speed limit on urban roads was 52% in 2018 and, when residential roads are excluded, 65%.

According to RSA data, t he percentage of motorists speeding on regional 80km/h roads increased from 39% in 2016 to 50% in 2018. The detection rate in the RSA survey is lower on motorways — at 23%.

The Garda press office released a number of lists of notable detection locations in the 24 hour period of National Slow Down Day, here’s the combined list:

• 62km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Douglas Road Cork Cork
• 62km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N78 Drumgoole Castlecomer Kilkenny
• 62km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R510 Dock Road Limerick Limerick
• 63km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N62 Kiltillane Templemore Tipperary
• 64km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R336 Baile Na Habhann Na Forbacha Gaillimh
• 64km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R521 Ardagh Limerick
• 65km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R446 Bunnavally Athlone Westmeath
• 65km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R522 Appletown Feohanagh Limerick
• 65km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R707 Burgagery Lands East Clonmel Tipperary
• 66km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Boreenmanna Road Cork Cork
• 67km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N69 Cloonalour Tralee Kerry
• 68km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the L1601 Knockmacrory Roosky Leitrim
• 68km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R118 Rock Road Dublin4 Dublin
• 68km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R527 Ballysimon Road Limerick Limerick
• 70km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N52 Ballycollin Lower Kilcormac Offaly
• 71km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R162 Lisanisky Kingscourt Cavan
• 71km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R612 Knocknagore Crosshaven Cork
• 71km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R683 Knockboy Waterford Waterford
• 72km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R600 Corruragh Riverstick Cork
• 73km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Amiens Street Dublin1 Dublin
• 74km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R352 Cloghleagh Ennis Clare
• 76km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Ballinacurra Road Limerick Limerick
• 76km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R726 Pollerton Big Carlow Carlow
• 77km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N20 Ballyfookeen Bruree Limerick
• 78km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R463 Gortatogher Parteen Clare
• 82km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N24 Powerstown Demesne Clonmel Tipperary
• 83km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N6 Baile An Phoill Gaillimh Gaillimh
• 88km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N25 Lemybrien Lemybrien Waterford
• 91km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N20 Kilknockan Mallow Cork
• 94km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N20 Commons Road Cork Cork
• 97km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R680 Cork Road Waterford Waterford
• 99km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N11 Wingfield Bray Wicklow
• 101km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N17 Carrowclare Lavagh Sligo
• 102km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N4 Palmerston Upper Dublin22 Dublin
• 106km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R148 Kilmurry Enfield Meath
• 106km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R360 Parkbaun Williamstown Galway
• 110km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R147 Piercetown Dunboyne Meath
• 114km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N55 Ballykeeran Athlone Westmeath
• 116km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R132 Gormanstown Meath
• 123km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N3 Lavey Stradone Cavan
• 125km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the R238 Elaghbeg Burnfoot Donegal
• 126km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N71 Ballinvrinsig Waterfall Cork
• 132km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N4 Clongawny Mullingar Westmeath
• 132km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N18 Clonmoney North Bunratty Clare
• 137km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N7 Brownsbarn Dublin22 Dublin
• 150km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M1 Lisdornan Julianstown Meath
• 151km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M7 Derrymore Roscrea Tipperary
• 153km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N61 Mullymucks Roscommon Roscommon
• 161km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N60 Cloonagrasson Ballintubber Roscommon
• 162km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N21 Castlematrix Rathkeale Limerick
• 188km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M7 Ladytown Naas Kildare
• 60km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N24 Knocknaconnery Carrick-On-Suir Tipperary
• 61km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R417 Paudeenourstown Athy Kildare
• 62km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Douglas Road Cork Cork
• 62km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N78 Drumgoole Castlecomer Kilkenny
• 62km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R510 Dock Road Limerick Limerick
• 64km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R336 Baile Na Habhann Na Forbacha Gaillimh
• 65km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R446 Bunnavally Athlone Westmeath
• 65km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R522 Appletown Feohanagh Limerick
• 65km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R707 Burgagery Lands East Clonmel Tipperary
• 66km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Boreenmanna Road Cork Cork
• 67km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N69 Cloonalour Tralee Kerry
• 68km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R527 Ballysimon Road Limerick Limerick
• 69km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N54 Cornecassa Demesne Monaghan Monaghan
• 70km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N52 Ballycollin Lower Kilcormac Offaly
• 70km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N68 Liscasey Lissycasey Clare
• 71km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R162 Lisanisky Kingscourt Cavan
• 71km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R612 Knocknagore Crosshaven Cork
• 71km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R683 Knockboy Waterford Waterford
• 71km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the L2228 Loughsallagh Clonee Meath
• 72km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R600 Corruragh Riverstick Cork
• 72km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N76 Margarets Field Kilkenny Kilkenny
• 72km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R750 Merrymeeting Rathnew Wicklow
• 73km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Amiens Street Dublin1 Dublin
• 74km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R352 Cloghleagh Ennis Clare
• 76km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Ballinacurra Road Limerick Limerick
• 77km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N20 Ballyfookeen Bruree Limerick
• 82km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N24 Powerstown Demesne Clonmel Tipperary
• 83km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N6 Baile An Phoill Gaillimh Gaillimh
• 88km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N25 Lemybrien Lemybrien Waterford
• 91km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N20 Kilknockan Mallow Cork
• 92km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N59 Knappaghmanagh Westport Mayo
• 93km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N2 Carrigans Emyvale Monaghan
• 93km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N24 Springhouse Bansha Tipperary
• 93km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N70 Ballymacandy Milltown Kerry
• 94km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N20 Commons Road Cork Cork
• 96km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R157 Bennetstown Dunboyne Meath
• 97km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R680 Cork Road Waterford Waterford
• 98km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R284 Drumaskibbole Ballisodare Sligo
• 99km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N11 Wingfield Bray Wicklow
• 102km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N4 Palmerston Upper Dublin22 Dublin
• 114km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N55 Ballykeeran Athlone Westmeath
• 117km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the M50 Cappoge Dublin11 Dublin
• 118km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N5 Cloonlara Swinford Mayo
• 119km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N56 Ellistrin Little Letterkenny Donegal
• 122km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the M50 Newtown Dublin16 Dublin
• 122km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N71 Ballynagrumoolia Waterfall Cork
• 122km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N77 Clonaddadoran Portlaoise Laois
• 123km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N3 Lavey Stradone Cavan
• 125km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the R238 Elaghbeg Burnfoot Donegal
• 126km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N71 Ballinvrinsig Waterfall Cork
• 132km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N4 Clongawny Mullingar Westmeath
• 132km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N18 Clonmoney North Bunratty Clare
• 137km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N7 Brownsbarn Dublin22 Dublin
• 137km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N7 Brownsbarn Dublin 22 Dublin
• 140km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M1 Balgatheran Drogheda Louth
• 142km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M7 Meelick Portlaoise Laois
• 150km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M1 Lisdornan Julianstown Meath

 

I am editor of IrishCycle.com and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started CyclingInDublin.com for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

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