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Driver well over speed limit on local motorway during 'Slow Down Day'

'National Slow Down Day' is currently underway, from 7am this morning (Tuesday) to 7am on Wednesday, and in the first two hours this morning almost 70 vehicles in various parts of the country were detected travelling over the speed limit.

These included a vehicle on the M6 motorway at Killavally, Tyrrellspass, Westmeath, close to the border with Offaly, which was found to be moving at 138km per hour - 18 kilometres over the speed limit.

Elsewhere in the Midlands this morning, a driver was clocked at 120km per hour in a 100km zone on the N4 at Culleen Beg, Mullingar, while in Laois a motorist drove at a whopping 113km per hour in an 80km zone on the R445 at Greatheath, Portlaoise.

In total, GoSafe checked the speed of 36,679 vehicles between 7am and 9am this morning, and 69 vehicles were found to travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.

An Garda Síochána is appealing to drivers to comply with speed limits in order to reduce the number of speed-related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.