National Slowdown Day is overall a success

There were a number of vehicles in the North West that were found to be travelling over the speed limit on National Slowdown Day.

Over a 24 hour period which ended at 7am this morning, over 160,000 vehicles were checked for speeding nationally.

Gardaí detected 276 vehciles nationally going over the limit including a Leitrim driver who was caught travelling at a speed of 127km/hr in a 100km zone and a Donegal driver going at a speed of 99km/hr in a 80km zone.

Finbarr Murphy, Chief Superintendent with the Roads Policing Bureau is appealing to drivers to always drive safely and within the speed limit not just on National Slow Down Day.

He says the statistics show the vast majority of people are observing the limits.