Local drivers reminded to obey speed limits on National Slowdown Day

Local drivers reminded to obey speed limits on National Slowdown Day.

Since 7 o’clock this morning Gardai have checked the speed of more than 44 thousand vehicles.

349 drivers have already been been detected speeding on Irish roads today.

In Tipperary, a person in East Clonmel was clocked driving almost twice as fast as the 50 kilometres per hour speed limit.

The fastest speed recorded today was in Co. Westmeath were a person was going 128 kilometres per hour in a 100 zone on the N4 in Mullingar.

Two motorists have also been caught breaking the speed limit on the N2 in Monaghan.

Sergeant Tony Campbell from the Monaghan Roads Policing Unit said speed limits must be adhered to regardless of how quiet the roads are.