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Today is National Slow Down day

Gardai will mount a high number of speed enforcement check points today Friday 27th May during ” National Slow Down Day”.

County Roscommon will be among the counties nationwide in which speed checks will operate for a 24 hour period from 07.00hrs on Friday 27th May to 07.00hrs on Saturday 28th May 2016.

The objective is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads.  The aim of “Slow Down” is to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, increase compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to driving at excessive and inappropriate speed.

The operation will consist of high visibility speed enforcement activities to include all 1,031 speed enforcement zones, as well as the delivery of a road safety message through the use of national, local and social media.  In addition, Garda personnel will man display stands in key venues to provide road safety advice and distribute road safety leaflets.

Government Departments, Local Authorities, Public and private sector fleet operators have been invited to participate in the initiative by circulating employees with the key message to “Slow Down” and, whether driving for business or private purposes, to always drive within the speed limit and at a speed appropriate to the prevailing conditions.

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