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28 May 2022

Four notable incidents in Donegal during speed enforcement operation

Speeding drivers detected in Letterkenny, Ballyshannon, Ballaindrait and Stranorlar

Slow down: Limerick gardai focus on speeding as part of national operation

Four notable speeding incidents were detected in Donegal

A driver has been detected travelling at  124km/h in a 100km/h zone in Donegal during the National Slow Down Day operation.

The 24-hour speed enforcement operation was in place from 7am on Tuesday to 7am on Wednesday.

The driver was detected on the N13 at Listellian, Letterkenny. Other notbzale detections in Donegal during the operation include a driver found travelling at 78km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R265 at Porthall, Ballindrait and a driver travelling at  90km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R267 at Portnason, Ballyshannon. On the N15 at Mullandrait, Stranorlar a driver was detected travelling at 81km/h in a 60km/h zone.

Gardaí and GoSafe detected 1,675 vehicles travelling in excess of speed limits across the country.

Speaking at the conclusion of the operation, chief superintendent Michael Hennebry of the Garda National Roads Policing Bureau, said the vast majority of drivers drive safely within the speed limits.  

“Unfortunately we have yet again seen during our Slow Down campaign, that there are still a minority of drivers who choose to ignore the legal speed limits and public warnings.  We will continue to focus on those non-compliant drivers who drive in excess of the speed limit, posing a significant risk to themselves and other road users. Please remember that each time a driver exceeds a speed limit it could result in a serious injury or fatal collision. Please continue to support our efforts to reduce road fatalities and serious injuries.”

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