SHAME AS DONEGAL DRIVER CAUGHT DOING 141KMH ON NATIONAL SLOW DOWN DAY

first_imgA DONEGAL motorist is among those who have topped the national shame list on National Slow Down Day, gardai have said.It was the same yesterday – when a motorist was caught exceeding the speed limit in Bundoran – 108 in a 60-zone.Today gardai said a motorist was caught speeding near Muff – doing 141 in a 100-zone. An Garda Síochána conducted an intensive national speed enforcement operation for a 24 hour period from 7.00am Friday 28th to 7.00am Saturday 29th August 2015. This national “Slow Down” day, was supported by the Road Safety Authority and other stakeholders.The objective of operation “Slow Down” is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. The aim is to get drivers to slow down by reminding them of the dangers of speeding, increasing compliance with speed limits and acting as a deterrent to driving at excessive and inappropriate speed.Between 07.00 Friday and 07.00 Saturday , GoSafe checked the speed of 115,003 vehicles with 451 vehicles detected travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit. This is a compliance rate of 99.6% within the monitored zones.Notable incidents over the 24 hour period include: • 141 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the R238 Ture, Muff, Donegal• 133 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the R446 Curragh, Aughrim, Galway• 86 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on the Ballybough Road, Dublin 3, Dublin• 93 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on N25 Garranbaun, Dungarvan, Waterford• 125 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N25 Parkeennaglogh, Kilmacthomas, Waterford • 148 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N55 near the town of Glasson in Westmeath• 144 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N6 Clonbrusk, Athlone, Westmeath• 105 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the R166 Drumleck, Castlebellingham, Louth• 118 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the R772 in Gorey • 119 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the R173 in Ballyonan in Co. Louth• 108 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the R267 Bundoran• 124 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N5 CastlebarAssistant Commissioner John Twomey Garda National Traffic Bureau/Dublin Metropolitan Region commented, “An Garda Síochána wish to thank the many individuals and organisations who heeded the National ‘Slow Down’ Day and supported the campaign by sending their photographs to An Garda Síochána at #thumbsup”.SHAME AS DONEGAL DRIVER CAUGHT DOING 141KMH ON NATIONAL SLOW DOWN DAY was last modified: August 29th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalGardaslow downSpeedspeedinglast_img

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