One driver in Wicklow has been caught speeding on National Slow Down Day slow far

Gardaí have been out patrolling today in force for National Slow Down Day, a day set aside to remind road users of the dangers of speeding, and to increase compliance with speed limits.

A driver was caught this morning driving at 142 kilometers per hour in a 100 zone in Newtownmountkennedy.

33 drivers were caught speeding across Ireland within the first two hours of the garda operation, a statistic which highlights the incredible danger and prevalence of speeding on Irish roads.

A 10-year old boy was tragically killed last night in a pedestrian crash in Shannon, Co. Clare, bringing the number of people who have lost their lives on Irish roads in 2024 to 37. The boy was the seventh pedestrian to be included in this number.

5 more people have died on Irish roads so far this year than compared to 2023, and there have been 5 more collisions this year than compared to the previous year.

Gardaí will continue to have checkpoints set up nationwide today and are urging motorists to slow down, obey the limit, and help reduce the growing number of fatalities.

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