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Final Update - National Slow Down Day 2nd June 2022

Issue Date: 3rd June 2022

  • Over 1000 Drivers prosecuted for speeding yesterday 2nd June 2022

An Garda Síochána and GoSafe carried out an intensive 24hour Operation yesterday 2nd June 2022, Operation Slowdown.

939* Drivers have so far today been issued with Fixed Charge Notices for speeding, this results in an €80 fine and 3 penalty points on their driving licence. • (Based on time lag in prosecutions uploading onto the Fixed Charge Processing system, the number will be in excess of 1000 for the complete 24 hour period.)

Speaking today Assistant Commissioner Hilman said:

‘Yesterday in excess of 1000 drivers were prosecuted for speeding.  These drivers will now receive 3 penalty points on their licence, but their driving yesterday put themselves and all other road users at risk.’

Assistant Commissioner Hilman further highlighted:

‘Yesterday one more person died on our roads, 71 people have now died on our roads to date.  I continue to appeal to all road users to Slow Down and stay safe this Bank Holiday Weekend.’

Operation Slowdown was highlighted during the Joint An Garda Síochána/ Road Safety Authority media briefing in advance of the June Bank Holiday Weekend yesterday in Galway.

Some examples of Go-Safe detections carried out yesterday are (all in excess/ or close to 30km/h over the posted speed limit):

  • 142 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on the N83 at Beagh Brownsgrove Galway
  • 140km/h in an 80km/h Zone on the N4 Doddsborough Lucan Dublin
  • 87km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N11 Morehampton Road Dublin4 Dublin
  • 86km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Leopardstown Road Dublin18 Dublin
  • 85km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R265 Porthall Ballindrait Donegal
  • 84km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Cork Street Dublin8 Dublin
  • 81km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Bridge Street Kilcormac Offaly
  • 80km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Pontoon Road Castlebar Mayo
  • 119km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N4 Ballydowd Lucan Dublin
  • 109km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R178 Redbog Carrickmacross Louth