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27th Aug 2015

Driving This Weekend? Be Extra Careful on the Roads…

Keep a very close eye on that speedometer.

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The last weekend of summer is beckoning, so it’s fair to assume that many of us will be hitting the road to see out the season with style.

Wherever you’re headed, stay safe and arrive alive.

That’s the message from An Garda Síochána and the RSA, who are supporting “an intensive national speed enforcement operation for a 24 hour period from 07.00 hrs on Friday 28th to 07.00 hrs on Saturday 29th August 2015”.

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The national “Slow Down” day is planned in order to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on Irish roads.

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Not that you should ever need an additional reason to keep a close eye on your speed… but if you don’t want to be caught on camera in a compromising position this weekend, take it easy on the road.

Superintendent Con O’ Donohue, Garda National Traffic Bureau said: “Although fewer people have lost their lives on our roads this year compared to last year, we can never afford to be complacent and say the job is done. A significant number of people still drive too fast at times. The “Slow Down” day has a simple aim, to get people to slow down. This will reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.”

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“We urge any person, company or organisation who wants to show support for our “Slow Down” day to send us photos, for example a thumbs up standing beside your car. It’s a novel way of getting people talking and thinking about road safety and what we can do to make the roads safer for all. A dedicated email address has been created [email protected], or people can post them directly to our social media accounts.

“Excessive or inappropriate speed causes death and injury on our roads, and remains the primary contributory cause of road traffic collisions. Slowing down keeps you and others around you safe on our roads, and although this is a targeted 24 hour operation, we appeal to drivers to always abide by this advice – slow down, save lives.”

An Garda Síochána will conduct an intensive national speed enforcement operation for a 24 hour period from 07.00 hrs on…

Posted by An Garda Síochána on Wednesday, 26 August 2015