National Slow Down Day underway today

Drivers are being urged to reduce their speed on the roads this weekend as Gardaí carry out “Slow Down Day”.

The 24-hour speed enforcement operation is in place across Wickow from 7am today.

Gardaí hope the operation will reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.

It will consist of high visibility speed enforcement in ‘speed enforcement zones’ around Ireland until 7am tomorrow.

Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy, Roads Policing Bureau said: “We appeal to all drivers to slow down and support our National Slow Down day. This will reduce injury and tragedy on the road. Although last year was the safest on record in terms of road safety, there is no room for complacency.

“Please stick strictly to the posted speed limit, but if the road, traffic or especially weather conditions dictate…reduce your speed even further. This will make the journey safer not only for you, but for every road user sharing the road with you.”

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