Motorist in Cork caught doing...


Motorist in Cork caught doing 89km in a 50km zone on National Slow Down Day

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10:43 1 Mar 2022

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A motorist was clocked travelling at 89 km/hr in a 50km zone on Skehard Road Blackrock this morning.

Gardai have released the information as part of National Slow Down Day which is running from 7am this morning until 7am tomorrow

During the first two hours of National "Slow Down Day" from 7am to 9am Gardai and GoSafe checked the speed of 24,922 vehicles and detected 123 vehicles travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.

A second motorist is Cork was clocked travelling at 118km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the M8 Riverstown in Glanmire and these speeds have prompted them to remind drivers to increase compliance with speed limits

Brian Farrell from the Road Safety Authority says speeding is the main factor in road deaths here.

“If we look at the collision data it’s telling us that speed is a factor in a third of all collisions that are happening out there.

“When we look at the free speed surveys that we conduct in the RSA, this is when we go out and monitor the free speed of vehicles when they’re unimpeded on the roads, when there’s no traffic congestion, we’re finding that the majority of vehicles out there are speeding, especially on urban roads.”


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