Speeding driver caught doing 142km/h near Tuam

Galway Daily news National Slow Down Day traffic operation after road deaths

A driver in Galway was caught doing 142km/h in an 80km/h zone near Tuam yesterday, in one of the worst speeding offences of the day.

Gardaí caught over 1,000 drivers around the country speeding during the 24 hours Slow Down Day operation that ended at 7am this morning.

The particularly outrageous driver in Galway was caught on the N83 at Beagh, Brownsgrove on Thursday evening.

Speaking today Assistant Commissioner Paula Hilman said, “Yesterday in excess of 1000 drivers were prosecuted for speeding.”

“These drivers will now receive three penalty points on their licence, but their driving yesterday put themselves and all other road users at risk.”

She further highlighted, “Yesterday one more person died on our roads, 71 people have now died on our roads to date.”

“I continue to appeal to all road users to Slow Down and stay safe this Bank Holiday Weekend.”

The nationwide speeding operation also drivers in Galway nabbed at Furbo and Moylough yesterday.

One of the drivers was clocked going 63km/h in a 50km/h zone on the N63 through Moylough More in East Galway, while another was nabbed doing 67km/h in a 50km/h zone on the R336 at Cnocán An Bhodaigh in Na Forbacha.