Motorists caught at 92km/h and 88km/h in 50km/h zones on ‘National Slow Down Day’

Motorists were caught today traveling at 92km/h and 88km/h in 50km/h zones in the village of Killeigh, near Tullamore in Offaly and at Coolock Lane in Dublin, respectively.

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These are just two examples of motorists caught in the ‘National Slow Down Day’ operation underway by Gardai and GoSafe van. The operation continues until 7am on Christmas Eve.

Speeding increases the risk of collisions and the likelihood that collisions will result in serious injury or death.

In what Gardai called “examples of motorists putting themselves and others at risk”, these are some of the other examples of speeding detected in urban and suburban areas:

  • 72km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Leopardstown Road in Dublin.
  • 76km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N6 Bóthar na dTreabh in the town land of Ballinfoile (Baile An Phoil) in Galway City.
  • 71km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N15 Ballinphull, Cliffoney, Co Sligo.
  • 67km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Church Street in Ballinasloe, Co Galway.
  • 61km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N80 Main Street, Stradbally, Co Laois.
  • 77km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Limerick Road, Mallow, Co Cork.
  • 97km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N4 at Drishoge outside Carrick-On-Shannon in Co Roscommon.
  • 73km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R750 Merrymeeting, Rathnew, Co Wicklow.

Some of the examples of speeding on dual carriageways and motorways include:

  • 135km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N4 Ballydowd, Lucan in Dublin.
  • 146km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N71 Ballinvrinsig, Waterfall, Cork.
  • 147km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M6 Kilcurley, Moate, Offaly.

The Garda Press Office said: “An Garda Síochána continues to appeal to drivers to comply with speed limits in order to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.”


  1. I’ve cycled on Coolock Lane. It’s a very unpleasant experience. Very fast speeds and rampant illegal use of the bus lane. Roundabout at the top of it is lethal.


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