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Garda blitz on speeding drivers 23.05.16

GARDAÍ will conduct a national blitz on speeding drivers over a 24-hour period later this week.
The national 'Slow Down' event, supported by the Road Safety Authority, will run throughout the country including Donegal from 7am to 7am on Friday and Saturday, May 27-28.
The aim of the operation is to reduce the number of speed-related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.
It is hoped the event will also increase compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to "excessive and inappropriate" speed.
2015 saw a reduction in road deaths - 27 fewer than in 2014 - but speed is still "a major contributory factor to road traffic collisions", officers say.
The operation will include checkpoints; a social media campaign and display stands manned by garda officers.
Public bodies and agencies have also been urged to tell staff to 'Slow Down' while out and about doing their work.
Garda National Traffic Bureau Chief Superintendent Aidan Reid said:
"We are asking all drivers to support the national 'Slow Down' day and not exceed the posted speed limit, but also as importantly, by adjusting their speed to all the road, traffic and weather conditions they face at that time. It goes without saying this is not only for one day, but for every day. We are asking people to support it, slow down and save lives.”
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