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Roads : Westmeath County Council National "Slow Down" Day

Westmeath County Council are asking the public to support National "Slow Down" Day.

An Garda Siochana will conduct a national speed enforcement operation "Slow Down'', supported  by the Road  Safety Authority  and other  stakeholders  for a 24 hour period  from 07.00 hrs on Friday 20th October to 07.00 hrs on Saturday 21st October 2017.

The objective is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save  lives  and  reduce injuries on our roads.  The aim of "Slow Down" is to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, increase compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to driving at excessive and inappropriate speed.

The operation will consist of high visibility speed enforcement activities as well as the delivery of a road safety message through the use of national and local media. In addition, Garda personnel will man display stands in key venues to provide road safety advice and distribute road safety leaflets.

Furthermore, businesses are asked to take the opportunity to circulate the key message to "Slow Down" to all fleet drivers, and all other employees and contractors, through all communication mechanisms open to you, including internet, intra-net, and social media, and, whether driving for business or private purposes, to always drive within the speed limit and at a speed appropriate to the prevailing conditions.

Drivers are also asked to turn dipped headlamps on to show support and increase their visibility.
For further info see: www.garda.ie

Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 19/10/2017