Over 1,000 drivers caught speeding on national ‘Slow Down Day’

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Over 1,000 drivers were caught breaking the speed limit on National Slow Down Day, with two motorists caught driving over 200km per hour.

Officers and GoSafe vans checked 126,001 vehicles and found 1,072 vehicles travelling in excess of the speed limit.

Chief Superintendent Paul Cleary, of the Roads Policing Bureau, said: “We would like to thank the 124,929 drivers who were found to be compliant and drove within the speed limits.

“We will continue to focus our enforcement activities on non-compliant motorists as we strive to reduce the number of fatal and serious injury collisions across our roads network,” he continued.