A garda operation aimed at getting motorists to reduce speed on the country's roads is taking place today. 

Operation Slow Down is a national campaign and will run for 24 hours until 7am tomorrow morning. 

The aim is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on the country's roads. 

The operation consists of garda high visibility speed enforcement activities on both national primary and secondary roads. 

Go Safe camera vehicles are also being deployed in speed enforcement zones where serious and fatal injury crashes have occurred.

Motorists are advised that all 727 speed enforcement zones are available on www.garda.ie.

By 7pm this evening, more than 80,000 speed checks had been carried out by gardaí and Go Safe vans around the country. In the 12 hours since it began, 355 drivers were detected speeding. 

Among those was a driver caught doing 118km per hour in a 60km zone. Another driver was caught doing 148km per hour in a 100km per hour zone, while a third driver was doing 119km per hour in an 80km zone.