Today has been named ‘Slow Down Day’ as the government has instructed the Garda and
all relevant organisations to enforce the law.
There will be a lot of speed cameras deployed over the next 24 hours.
As of this afternoon one driver was caught at a speed of 155 km/hour on the M6.
Go Safe checked the speed of over 39,900 vehicled since 7 am to noon today.
In reality it is up to everyone behind a vehicle to stop speeding, as data suggests over 67%
of us speed.
Schools are also back and the level of traffic will naturally pick up, drivers are being warned
to take heed.The operation is also being supported by the Road Safety Authority
Mean while message is clear slow down observe the rule of the road and the possibility of more
Meath Joint Policing Committee launches Road Safety Signage initiative in partnership with
An Garda Síochána and Coiste na Mí
On Friday, September 1 st , The Meath Joint Policing Committee Subcommittee on Road Safety and
Improved Driver Behaviour launched its Road Safety Signage initiative for GAA Club Grounds across
The initiative, funded by Meath County Council’s Joint Policing Committee, will be rolled out across
the County with a number of GAA clubs supporting the placement of the safety signage on club
Speaking about the initiative, Cllr. David Gilroy, Chairperson of the Subcommittee said, “GAA
grounds around the County and in particular Pairc Tailteann in Navan attract a large footfall of
dedicated GAA fans travelling to and from training and games, the grounds provide the ideal location
to place the new signage reminding a large amount of road users of the key road safety messages”.
Other members of the subcommittee include Meath County Council’s Road Safety Officer Michael
Finnegan, Inspector Peter Gilsenan, An Garda Síochána and a number of Meath County Council
Councillors and Community Representatives.
Above picture : (L-R) Angie Mitchell, Meath County Council, Michael Finnegan, Meath County Council
Road Safety Officer, John Kavanagh, Meath GAA County Board Chairman, Inspector Peter Gilsenan,
An Garda Síochána and Cllr. David Gilroy, Chairperson of Meath Joint Policing Committee