Ahead of a busy bank holiday weekend, Gardai have been enforcing National Slow Down Day today.

One motorist was clocked doing 140km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N4 in Lucan while in Castlebar one car was reported to have been going 80km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Pontoon Road.

At the launch in NUI Galway today, Gardai have urged drivers to slow down and always choose a speed that is appropriate to the driving conditions. Figures released at the launch showed that 78% of drivers were seen to have driven  in excess of the posted speed limit of 50km/h.

Additionally, motorists have been urged to take extra care this bank holiday weekend.

Inspector Conor Madden of the Galway Divisional Roads Policing Unit has been speaking to Midwest Radio's Alannah Nolan and says the extra Garda presence this weekend is not to catch people out but to encourage motorists to adhere to the rules...

 

 

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