National Slow Down Day

  • Gardai will conduct a national Slow Down Day on Friday, with motorists advised to adjust their speed to all prevailing road, traffic and weather conditions.

    The 24-hour road safety speed initiative gets underway at 7am Friday morning, and the objective is to reduce the number of speed-related collision, save lives and reduce injuries on Ireland's roads.

    Excessive speed is a major factor in one-third of fatal road collisions, and Gardai say a 1% reduction in average speed will bring about a 4% reduction in fatal collisions.

    Recently, Gardai detected a driver on the N61 in Roscommon travelling at 143 km/h in a 100 km zone, while a motorist on the M6 in Galway was driving at 155 km/h on a 120 km zone.

    The Road Safety Authority is also urging drivers to slow down - especially when the weather deteriorates and roads are more likely to be wet, which means increased stopping distances.

     

  • Extra speed checkpoints can be expected across the region tomorrow, as Gardai undertake another national Slow Down Day.

    The 24-hour road safety speed initiative gets underway at 7am tomorrow morning, and the objective is to reduce the number of speed-related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on Ireland's roads.

    Supt. Noel Kelly of the Regional Roads Policing Unit says excessive speed is a major factor in many road collisions.

     

     

  • Drivers are being reminded to reduce their speed today or else face prosecution.

    'National Slow Down Day' is underway until 7 tomorrow morning (Sat), with Gardai out in force in a bid to clamp down on those speeding.

    157 people died on our country's roads last year - with one in three involving speed.

    Garda Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy says initiatives like this are an important reminder to remain within the speed limits.

    Drivers are being reminded to reduce their speed today or else face prosecution.

    'National Slow Down Day' is underway until 7 tomorrow morning (Sat), with Gardai out in force in a bid to clamp down on those speeding.

    157 people died on our country's roads last year - with one in three involving speed.

    Garda Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy says initiatives like this are an important reminder to remain within the speed limits.