Last weekend’s nationwide campaign, ‘Operation Slow Down’ can be considered a success.
Gardaí have stated that over the duration of the campaign, a change in the driving habits of the public was obvious to those carrying out the operation.
Over 75,000 vehicles were monitored by the GoSafe safety camera vans over the campaign’s 24hour period.
Only 154 motorists, nationwide, were detected speeding, which is approximately half the number of usual figures for a Friday-Saturday period.
Donegal’s involvement in the campaign did not produce any noteworthy incidents, which is a positive for our County, which has been notorious for speeding incidents in the past.
Assistant Commissioner for Traffic, John O’ Mahoney, thanked the public for embracing the operation, and urged people to continue to drive within the speed limit.
The operation took place from 7am on Friday 6th July to 7am on Saturday 7th July. Future plans for similar projects have not been ruled out, however there are no plans to implement another campaign as of yet.
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