Gardaí In Kerry To Take Part In National ‘Slow Down’ Day On Tuesday

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AN Garda Síochána will conduct a national speed enforcement operation ‘Slow Down’, supported by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and other stakeholders, for a 24 hour period from 7am on Tuesday, March 1 to 7am on Wednesday, March 2.

The aim of “Slow Down day” is to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, to increase compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to driving at excessive or inappropriate speed.

The operation will consist of high visibility speed enforcement in 1322 speed enforcement zones.

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The overall objective is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.

Chief Superintendent Michael Hennebry Garda National Roads Policing Bureau said: “Firstly I would like to thank the majority of those who travel within the speed limits. However, our enforcement operations continue to detect motorists traveling at speeds significantly above the posted speed limits. This reckless behaviour poses a serious risk not just to the motorists themselves, but to all the road users, especially vulnerable pedestrians and cyclists. This is not just about speeding enforcement detections. It’s about saving lives”.

Chief Superintendent Hennebry continued: “I’m appealing to all road users to support us in our efforts to keep everybody safe on our roads.  Please slow down, check your speed, drive safely, not only on National Slow Down Day, but every day”.

Government Departments, Local Authorities, Public and private sector fleet operators are invited to participate in the initiative by circulating to employees the key message of “Slow Down” and, whether driving for business or private purposes, to always drive within the speed limit and at a speed appropriate to the prevailing conditions.

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