Our shame as Donegal driver caught doing 190kph before ‘Slow Down Day’

first_imgDonegal motorists have again hit the headlines for the wrong reasons after it was revealed that Ireland’s fastest driver was caught driving locally at a staggering 190kph.The motorist was caught at Cloghfin, Castlefinn in the past 7 days.Gardai have released details of the frightening incident as motorists across the country are being urged to play their part in ‘National Slow Down Day’ which takes place today. The initiative will see An Garda Síochána conduct a major speed enforcement operation all across the country in a bid to reduce speed-related collisions and injuries.Gardaí are warning motorists to slow down and not to speed on the roads tomorrow.Slow Down Day will run from 7am on today, Friday until 7am on Saturday, and consist of high-visibility Garda activities in all 1,031 speed enforcement zones. Updates will be available throughout the day using #slowdownday.Speaking in advance of Slow Down Day, Chief Superintendent Aidan Reid of the Roads Policing Bureau said: “The aim of Slow Down Day is to remind motorists the dangers of speeding, to increase compliance with speed limits and to deter them from driving at excessive speeds. We will be activating a major speed enforcement operation in counties across Ireland tomorrow and as part of this we are urging all road users to join us in reducing speed and making our roads safe. “There has been a significant increase in road deaths this year compared to 2015 and unfortunately, excessive speed is a major contributory factor in the majority these. This is not just a catchphrase, but a stark fact proven by the analysis of four years of fatal collision reports. The higher the speed, the greater the likelihood of a collision happen and the more severe outcome of that collision. Recognising this fact will not only protect you, but all those who share the road with you. It is everyone’s responsibility to act safe.“As a general rule, a 1% reduction in average speed will bring about a 4% reduction in fatal collisions. With this in mind, we are urging every road user to please play their part in reducing speed and risk on the roads tomorrow. Of course, this is a message we would advise people to heed every day of the year, not just Slow Down Day.”Gardaí have also launched a nationwide primary school competition as part of the initiative, in which young pupils are being urged to ‘name the newest Garda member’. It will run until the end of October and more information can be found on the Garda Facebook page.Superintendent Reid added “All primary schoolchildren have been notified of a competition to win a visit by the Garda band to their school by creating their own road safety poster, poem or song. They are also being asked to name the newest Garda member, suggestions for which are already available to see on our Facebook page. Already we have had some fantastic submissions, from Garda CopOn McSlowdown to Garda Dee Celerate to Garda Teddy McSteady. Keep them coming!” See more examples by clicking here – https://www.facebook.com/angardasiochana/Schoolchildren are also being encouraged as part of Slow Down Day to engage with Gardaí online by posing questions through the @gardatraffic twitter page and An Garda Síochána Facebook. The ‘slow down’ message will also be promoted by Gardaí tomorrow through a public awareness campaign involving national, local and social media. In addition, Garda personnel will be out and about in their local communities tomorrow sharing advice on road safety and good road behaviour with local people.National Slow Down Day is a joint initiative of An Garda Síochána, the Road Safety Authority and various stakeholders.Supt. Reid will be available for interviews tomorrow between 10am and 12pm, email pressoffice@garda.ie to arrange same.Below is fresh data outlining the top speeds detected per county over the past 7 days. Speeds of note include: • 100km/h limit: Highest speed over the past 7 days was 190 km/h on the N15 Cloghfin Castlefinn Donegal with a similar speed on the N52 Gorteen Mullingar Westmeath• 80 km/h limit: Highest speed was 149 km/h on an 80km/h zone – R733 Tracystown East Cleariestown Wexford• 60 km/h limit: Highest speed was 107km/h in a 60km/h zone on the N81 Glenaraneen Brittas Dublin• 50 km/h limit: Highest speed was 101 km/h on the R448 Kilcullenbridge Kilcullen Kildare 50 km/h zoneCounty Highest Speed LocationCarlow No Detection No DetectionCavan No Detection No DetectionClare 61 R462 Gortnacorragh Kilkishen ClareCork 74 R619 Nadrid Coachford CorkDonegal 80 R245 Umlagh Carrigart DonegalDublin 91 Balbutcher Lane Ballymun Dublin11 DublinGalway 75 N66 Cuscarrick Loughrea GalwayKerry 79 R561 Ballinvarrig Firies KerryKildare 101 R448 Kilcullenbridge Kilcullen KildareKilkenny 74 R448 Ballyhale Ballyhale KilkennyLaois 63 N77 Knocknamoe Abbeyleix LaoisLeitrim 67 R280 Laghta Kinlough LeitrimLimerick 88 N21 Abbeyfeale East Abbeyfeale LimerickLongford No Detection No DetectionLouth 92 R177 Carrickedmond Dundalk LouthMayo No Detection No DetectionMeath No Detection No DetectionMonaghan No Detection No DetectionOffaly 89 N62 Drumbane Birr OffalyRoscommon No Detection No DetectionSligo 84 N17 Ballynacarrow South Ballinacarrow SligoTipperary 76 R661 Garryduff West Dundrum TipperaryWaterford 85 R711 Dock Road Waterford WaterfordWestmeath No Detection No DetectionWexford 72 N80 Newtownbarry Bunclody WexfordWicklow 67 N81 Stratford Lodge Baltinglass Wicklow 60 km/h zoneCounty Highest Speed LocationCarlow No Detection No DetectionCavan 85 R188 Doocassan Drung CavanClare 82 R463 Gortatogher Ardnacrusha ClareCork 96 R586 Murragh Enniskeane CorkDonegal 90 R267 Magheracar Bundoran DonegalDublin 107 N81 Glenaraneen Brittas DublinGalway 71 R336 Na Haille An Lochán Beag GaillimhKerry 92 N69 Billeragh Listowel KerryKildare 80 R401 Curragh Newbridge KildareKilkenny 93 N76 Margarets Field Kilkenny KilkennyLaois 95 R422 Townparks Mountmellick LaoisLeitrim No Detection No DetectionLimerick 83 R445 Newcastle Annacotty LimerickLongford No Detection No DetectionLouth No Detection No DetectionMayo 74 N5 Lowpark Charlestown MayoMeath 73 R125 Greenoge Ashbourne MeathMonaghan 77 N54 Cornecassa Demesne Monaghan MonaghanOffaly No Detection No DetectionRoscommon 86 R362 Monksland Athlone RoscommonSligo No Detection No DetectionTipperary No Detection No DetectionWaterford No Detection No DetectionWestmeath No Detection No DetectionWexford 91 R772 Ballaghboy Gorey WexfordWicklow 85 R772 Kiladreenan Newtownmountkennedy Wicklow 80 km/h zoneCounty Highest Speed LocationCarlow 92 R702 Rathgeran Borris CarlowCavan No Detection No DetectionClare 115 R352 Caherloghan Tulla ClareCork 99 R630 Loughatalia Midleton CorkDonegal 117 R250 Rashedoge Letterkenny DonegalDublin 107 R125 Rathbeale Road Swords DublinGalway 104 R446 Oatfield Cappataggle GalwayKerry 120 R551 Liscahane Ardfert KerryKildare 118 R448 Inchaquire Athy KildareKilkenny 110 R693 Clashacrow Freshford KilkennyLaois 112 R419 Kilbride Portarlington LaoisLeitrim 93 R280 Drumheckil Carrick-On-Shannon LeitrimLimerick 102 R513 Ballynamona Hospital LimerickLongford 123 R397 Knockagowny Longford LongfordLouth 107 R166 Castlebellingham Castlebellingham LouthMayo 121 R314 Rathroeen Ballina MayoMeath 128 R132 Gormanston Julianstown MeathMonaghan 104 R188 Fairfield Demesne Rockcorry MonaghanOffaly 104 R420 Clonyquin Portarlington OffalyRoscommon 122 R371 Ballyleague Lanesborough RoscommonSligo No Detection No DetectionTipperary 113 N24 Bohercrow Tipperary TipperaryWaterford 96 R666 Gairha Ballyduff WaterfordWestmeath 91 R446 Corcloon Milltownpass WestmeathWexford 149 R733 Tracystown East Cleariestown WexfordWicklow 130 R753 Tinnakilly Upper Aughrim Wicklow 100 km/h zoneCounty Highest Speed LocationCarlow 140 R448 Wells Royal Oak CarlowCavan 125 N3 Daggan Cavan CavanClare 116 N18 Cratloekeel Cratloe ClareCork 134 N20 Ballymartin Blarney CorkDonegal 190 N15 Cloghfin Castlefinn DonegalDublin 159 N3 Huntstown Dublin15 DublinGalway 121 N83 Ballymoney South Dunmore GalwayKerry 128 N21 Ballydwyer West Tralee KerryKildare 110 N78 Burtown Little Burtown KildareKilkenny 128 R712 Blanchvillespark Clifden KilkennyLaois 117 N77 Colt Abbeyleix LaoisLeitrim No Detection No DetectionLimerick 161 N24 Whitehall Limerick LimerickLongford 137 N4 Lackan Edgeworthstown LongfordLouth 131 N52 Ballybailie Ardee LouthMayo 137 N17 Castlemagarret North Claremorris MayoMeath No Detection No DetectionMonaghan 135 N53 Annadrumman Castleblayney MonaghanOffaly 122 N62 Ballylin Ferbane OffalyRoscommon 132 R446 Beagh (Trench) Ballinasloe RoscommonSligo 132 N4 Knoxspark Ballisodare SligoTipperary 158 N52 Grange Upper Nenagh TipperaryWaterford 126 N25 Parkeennaglogh Kilmacthomas WaterfordWestmeath 190 N52 Gorteen Mullingar WestmeathWexford 129 N11 Edermine Enniscorthy WexfordWicklow 134 N11 Kilcroney Bray WicklowOur shame as Donegal driver caught doing 190kph before ‘Slow Down Day’ was last modified: October 21st, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more