Latest: Here's where no drivers have broken the speed limit on National Slow Down Day

Update 5.50pm: Gardaí have issued a list of the roads where there have been no motorists driving over the speed limit today.

It is part of National Slow Down Day and officers have found 172 vehicles travelling above the speed limit so far today.

One car was being driven at 131km/h in a 100km/h on the N21 Garryduff to Newcastlewest road in Co. Limerick.

    Here is where they have had full compliance:

  • N3 Lisgrea Virginia Cavan
  • R165 Monaghanoose Bailieborough Cavan
  • R200 Corratober Up Dowra Cavan
  • L1506 Tirgormly Belturbet Cavan
  • N72 Gort na gCros Mala Chorcaí
  • N71 Cappaknockane Enniskeane Cork
  • N22 Ballytrasna Macroom Cork
  • N71 Gurteenroe Skibbereen Cork
  • R586 Caherogullane Bantry Cork
  • N17 Glennafosha Tuam Galway
  • N67 Mountscribe Or Moneyscreebagh Kinvara Galway
  • R446 Roo Craughwell Galway
  • N59 An Gharmain Sraith Salach Gaillimh
  • N21 Caherbreagh Tralee Kerry
  • R561 Kilnanare Firies Kerry
  • R557 Irrabeg Lixnaw Kerry
  • R551 Dromgower Ballyheigue Kerry
  • M7 Monread North Naas Kildare
  • R639 Mountfinn Urlingford Kilkenny
  • R448 Shankill Paulstown Kilkenny
  • N80 Coonbeg Ballylinan Laois
  • N77 Clonaddadoran Portlaoise Laois
  • R445 Ballaghmore Lower Borris-In-Ossory Laois
  • R419 Kilbride Portarlington Laois
  • N21 Templeglentan West Abbeyfeale Limerick
  • R392 Forgney Ballymahon Longford
  • N60 Legaun Balla Mayo
  • N5 Drummindoo Westport Mayo
  • R147 Whistlemount Navan Meath
  • R420 Ballyduff Tullamore Offaly
  • R402 Clonad Daingean Offaly
  • N62 Drumakeenan Birr Offaly
  • N5 Portaghard Frenchpark Roscommon
  • N52 Ardcroney Tipperary
  • N72 Drumroe Cappoquin Waterford
  • R684 Leperstown Dunmore East Waterford
  • R393 Balroe Ballynacargy Westmeath
  • R730 Killurin Enniscorthy Wexford
  • N25 Begerin (Loftus) New Ross Wexford
  • N11 Kereight Crossabeg Wexford
  • N11 Killagoley Enniscorthy Wexford
  • R742 Killeagh Blackwater Wexford
  • R752 Castlemacadam Avoca Wicklow
  • N81 Crosscoolharbour Blessington Wicklow

Update 3.02pm: Gardaí have detected a motorist travelling at 170km/h in a 120km/h zone during National Slow Down Day.

The driver was found on the M7 in Nenagh.

"Please slow down!" gardaí urged.

Update 10.42am: Gardaí say that 44 vehicles were detected travelling in excess of the speed limit before 8.30am this morning during National Slow Down Day.

Extra speeding checks were in place on roads across the country today as gardaí aim to raise awareness about the dangers of driving too quickly.

One offender was recorded travelling at 139km/h in a 120km/h zone on the M7 at Osberstown, Naas, Kildare.

Another was found to be driving at 106km/h in a 80km/h zone on the R334 at Cahernichole East, The Neale, Mayo.

Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy of the Garda National Roads Policing Bureau said: "I would like to commend those road users who are compliant, continue to drive safely and do not put themselves and other road users in danger"

"It is disappointing that 44 drivers were detected speeding putting every other road users in danger we urge all drivers to please slow down.”

To see this post on Facebook, click here.


There will be extra speeding checks on roads across the country today.

The move in a bid to get drivers to slow down, and make our roads safer.

The locations of some of the speeding checkpoints are on the garda website.

"This is educational as well, it's not about enforcement," said Garda Derek Cloughley.

"In actual fact, we normally monitor about 100,000 drivers throughout the course of the 24 hours, and we get a couple of hundred detections.

"We don't particularly want to intercept speeding drivers, we wish people would respect the speed limits, and be lower than them or literally at them.

"We don't want people to be travelling in excess of the speed limit."

More in this Section

Man hit garda with pellet gun shot, court toldMan hit garda with pellet gun shot, court told

Man arrested on suspicion of conspiring to commit murderMan arrested on suspicion of conspiring to commit murder

Governing body claims insurers refusing to indemnify drivers over motorsport accidentsGoverning body claims insurers refusing to indemnify drivers over motorsport accidents

Child poverty to affect 23% without economic recoveryChild poverty to affect 23% without economic recovery


Liz O’Brien talks to Niall Breslin about his admiration for frontline staff, bereavement in lockdown, his new podcast, and why it's so important for us all just to slow down.Niall Breslin talks about losing his uncle to coronavirus

Podcasts are often seen as a male domain — see the joke, 'What do you call two white men talking? A podcast'.Podcast corner: Three new podcasts from Irish women that you should listen to

Esther McCarthy previews some of the Fleadh’s Irish and international offerings.How to attend the Galway Film Fleadh from the comfort of your own couch

Whether you’re on staycation or risking a trip away, Marjorie Brennan offers suggestions on novels for a wide variety of tastesThe best fiction books for the beach and beyond this summer

More From The Irish Examiner