Drivers caught speeding on National Slow Down Day include four who were travelling more than 50% above the speed limit.

One driver was detected travelling at 87km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R118 Rock Road in Dublin.

Another Dublin driver was noted travelling at 81km/hr in a 50km/h zone on the R102 at Griffith Avenue in Dublin 9, while a driver in Cork was caught travelling at 154km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N20 at Kilmona, Grenagh.

National Slow Down Day was held over a 24-hour period between 7am yesterday and 7am this morning.

In total, An Garda Síochána and GoSafe checked 195,768 vehicles and detected 304 travelling in excess of the speed limit.

Chief Superintendent Paul Cleary, of the Roads Policing Bureau said: "We would like to thank the 195,768 drivers who were found to be compliant and drove within the speed limit and would encourage all drivers to drive safely, comply with and respect speed limits."

He added: "I would like to thank the Road Safety Authority and all the organisations who were involved in and supported this campaign. Drivers, please, think about the consequences of speeding the next time you get behind the wheel and reduce your speed accordingly."

Notable detections

  • 87km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R118 Rock Road Dublin 4 Dublin
  • 81km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R102 Griffith Avenue Dublin9 Dublin
  • 79km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R445 Ballymany Newbridge Kildare
  • 154km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N20 Kilmona Grenagh Cork
  • 115km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N55 Auburn Glasson Westmeath
  • 143km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N26 Ballynahaglish Ballina Mayo
  • 70km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R556 Montanagay Abbeydorney Kerry
  • 138km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the R132 Mell Killineer Louth
  • 82km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N54 Cornecassa Demesne Monaghan Monaghan
  • 132km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N11 Mt Kennedy Demesne Newtownmountkennedy Wicklow
  • 65km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R198 Aghadegnan Longford Longford
  • 77km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the M7 Lewistown Naas Kildare
  • 77km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N69  Billeragh Listowel Kerry
  • 128km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N18 Cratloe Clare
  • 153km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M7 Ballyshaneduff Or The Derries Ballybrittas Laois
  • 75km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the M7 Lewistown Naas Kildare
  • 62km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R510 Dock Road Limerick Limerick
  • 62km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the R527 Ballysimon Road Limerick Limerick
  • 62km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N22 Farranfore Farranfore Kerry
  • 124km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N18 Clonmoney West Bunratty Clare
  • 124km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N7 Kill West Kill Kildare
  • 124km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N25 Parkeennaglogh Newtown Waterford
  • 99km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R148 Moyvally Broadford Kildare
  • 123km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N80 Derryclure Killeigh Offaly
  • 61km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the Clontarf Road Dublin3 Dublin
  • 61km/h in a 50km/h Zone on the N20 Rathgoggan South Charleville Cork
  • 122km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N20 Ballymartin Blarney Cork
  • 72km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the N76 Margarets Field Kilkenny Kilkenny
  • 96km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R352 Moymore Tulla Clare
  • 119km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N13 Listellian Letterkenny Donegal
  • 95km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R392 Forgney Ballymahon Longford
  • 94km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R403  Ovidstown Clane Kildare
  • 94km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R458 Drumumna Crusheen Clare
  • 94km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R733 Ballyknock Ballymitty Wexford
  • 117km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N5 Cloonmore Termonbarry Roscommon
  • 70km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the Malahide Road Coolock Dublin5 Dublin
  • 70km/h in a 60km/h Zone on the R336 Na Haille Indreabhán Gaillimh
  • 93km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R733 Bargy Commons Cleristown Wexford
  • 92km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the N56 Drumark Donegal Donegal
  • 115km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N25 Ballyadam Carrigtwohill Cork
  • 137km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M1 Lusk Dublin
  • 114km/h in a 100km/h Zone on the N76 Tullamaine (Ashbrook) Callan Kilkenny
  • 91km/h in a 80km/h Zone on the R338 Coast Road Galway Galway
  • 136km/h in a 120km/h Zone on the M7 Meelick Portlaoise Laois