Gardaí catch almost 1,000 speeding motorists in 24 hours

Almost a thousand motorists have been caught speeding on the roads in the last 24 hours.

Hundreds of speed detection points remain in place across the country this morning and Garda figures reveal that Operation Slowdown has checked 124,818 vehicles in the last 24 hours, with 974 motorists driving over the speed limit.

The highest speed recorded was 147km/h in a 80 km/h zone on the R238 at Lisfannan, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

In the past number of hours Gardaí have also detected:

90 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the N11 at Stillorgan, Dublin.

91km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the N52 at Woodfield, Birr, Co. Offaly.

78km/h in a 50 km/h zone on the N59 at Bushy Park, Galway city.

75 people have died on Irish roads since January, and the June Bank Holiday has been deemed the most dangerous weekend of the year.

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