Driving today? Here are the places there will be garda checkpoints as part of 'Slow Down' campaign

Today is National Slow Down day and from 7am gardaí will be monitoring a number of areas in a bid to reduce tragedy on Irish roads.

With additional warnings already in place due to adverse weather motorists will be subject to nationwide speed checks today as part of the initiative - writes independent.ie.

Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy of the Roads Policing Bureau said: "We appeal to drivers to work with us and play their part in reducing injury and tragedy on the road, by supporting our National Slow Down Day.

"Please stick strictly to the posted speed limit, but if the road, traffic or especially weather conditions dictate... reduce your speed even further.

"This will make the journey safer not only for you, but for every road user sharing the road with you."

National Slow Down Day sees a highly visible garda presence on Ireland's roads and gardai have published a list of what they emphasise is just some of the locations that they will be targeting:

  • N5 Claggarnagh East Castlebar Mayo
  • R712 Pennefatherslot Kilkenny Kilkenny
  • R551 Blackparks Ballybunnion Kerry
  • R436 Leabeg Ballycumber Offaly
  • R334 Cahernichole East The Neale Mayo
  • N4 Lackan Edgeworthstown Longford
  • N3 Edenburt Virginia Cavan
  • N2 Reaghstown Ardee Louth
  • R446 Ballyeighter Aughrim Galway
  • N11 Clauass Enniscorthy Wexford
  • N13 Lisfannan Bridge End Donegal
  • R419 Kilbride Portarlington Laois
  • N5 Portaghard Frenchpark Roscommon
  • N68 Knockalough Kilmihil Clare
  • R561 Kilnanare Firies Kerry
  • N25 Coolcots Wexford
  • M7 Osberstown Naas Kildare
  • N7 Kill West Kill Kildare
  • N20 Rathgoggan South Charleville Cork
  • R586 Caherogullane Bantry Cork

Last Friday, gardai detected 241 vehicles speeding, which included a driver clocked at 151kph in a 100kph zone on the R445 in Laois.

The penalty for speeding is 3 penalty points and an €80 euro fine, if paid within 28 days.

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