Operation Slow Down 2019 in East Cork With Highest Speed in East Cork at 115km/h

by Seamus Whelehan


Gardaí say 304 people were caught speeding nationally between Friday 24 May and Saturday 25 May.   In total 195,768 vehicles where checked within the 24 hour period.

The highest speed recorded in the East Cork area during operation slowdown was 115 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N25 at Ballyadam, Carrigtwohill.

The top speed nationally was recorded on the N20 Kilmona, Grenagh, Cork where a vehicle was clocked doing 154km/h in a 100km/h Zone.   Chief Superintendent Paul Cleary paid tribute to the Road Safety Authority and all the organisations who were involved in, and supported the campaign.

His message to drivers was “think about the consequences of speeding the next time you get behind the wheel, and reduce your speed accordingly.”

62 people have died on Irish roads to date in 2019, with the June bank holiday believed to be the most dangerous weekend of the year.