Police detect 865 drivers speeding on 'National Slow Down Day'
At a glance
- A national speed enforcement operation has taken place in the Republic of Ireland
- Irish police observed 865 drivers speeding during a 24-hour period
- Figures show that people under the age of 25 accounted for a third of all deaths on roads so far this year on Irish roads
- The Irish prime minister has said he is concerned the country is "going backwards" in regards to road safety
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Irish police detected 865 road users speeding in a 24-hour period on "National Slow Down Day".
The initiative was aimed at reminding drivers of the dangers of speeding and to increase compliance with speed limits.
It followed a recent spike in Irish road deaths, including two three-year-old children in County Tipperary last week.