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Two motorists in Co Monaghan among stand out 'National Slow Down Day' offences

Mar 2, 2022 07:03 By News Northern Sound
Two motorists in Co Monaghan among stand out 'National Slow Down Day' offences Two motorists in Co Monaghan among stand out 'National Slow Down Day' offences
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National Slow Down Day aims to increase compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to those who break them.

National slow down day has ended, with two motorists in Co Monaghan among the stand-out speeding offenders.

Gardaí conducted visibility activities, including checkpoints, at 1,300 'speed enforcement zones' across the country as part of a 24 hour operation that ended at 7 this morning.

The event aims to increase compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to those who break them.

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The Road Safety Authority estimates that 30 percent of fatal crashes here are caused by speeding.

In Co Monaghan, one motorist was detected driving at 79 km/h in a 60 Zone on the Monaghan Road in Castleblayney, while another was caught doing 122km/h in a 100 Zone on the N2 Annamarran in Carrickmacross.

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