Inishowen records highest speed limit offence in Ireland

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A driver passing through Carndonagh area has recorded the highest speed during a ‘Slow Down’ operation across Ireland taking place today.

The driver was recorded going at 128 km/ hour in an 80 km/h zone at Cashel outside Carndonagh today.

Out of almost 60,000 drivers checked on the roads, both Carndonagh and Lisfannon outside Buncrana feature in the top eight “notable speed occurrences” across Ireland since the 24-hour operation began at 7am this morning.

A spokesman for An Garda said: “An Garda Síochána and GoSafe are conducting a large scale national speed enforcement operation ‘Slow Down’ between 7am this morning, Friday 27th May and 7am Saturday 28th May 2016.

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

“Since 7am this morning, Gardaí and GoSafe has checked the speed of 59,093 vehicles with 76 vehicles detected travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.

“Notable speed occurrences so far today:

• 88km/h in a 60km/h zone on the N76 Parkmore Kilkenny, Kilkenny

• 124 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N18 Cratloe, Clare

• 120 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N15 Mount Temple Grange, Sligo

• 71 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on the R683 Knockboy, Waterford, Waterford

• 68 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on the R772 Knockanrahan, Lower Arklow, Wicklow

• 128km/h in a 80 km/h zone on the R240 at Cashel, Carndonagh, Donegal

• 100km/h in a 80 km/h zone on the R238 Lisfannon, Buncrana, Donegal

• 119km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N4 Cloonymeenaghan, Riverstown, Sligo.”

Chief Aidan Reid, Garda National Traffic Bureau meanwhile thanked those drivers who continue to be compliant and drive within the speed limit and reiterates the message, to all motorists, drive safely and slow down.