Police detect 865 drivers speeding on 'National Slow Down Day'

2023-09-05 16:10:52  • 3 mins

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
  • Published 2 minutes ago

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.

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