Today, Friday, is National Slow Down day and gardaí have begun to monitor a number of areas in a bid to reduce tragedy on Irish roads. Their operation got underway across Ireland at 7am.
With additional warnings already in place due to adverse weather motorists will be subject to nationwide speed checks today as part of the initiative.
Chief Superintendent Finbarr Murphy of the Roads Policing Bureau said: "We appeal to drivers to work with us and play their part in reducing injury and tragedy on the road, by supporting our National Slow Down Day.
"Please stick strictly to the posted speed limit, but if the road, traffic or especially weather conditions dictate... reduce your speed even further.
"This will make the journey safer not only for you, but for every road user sharing the road with you."National Slow Down Day sees a highly visible garda presence on Ireland's roads and gardai have published a list of what they emphasise is just some of the locations that they will be targeting:
N5 Claggarnagh East Castlebar Mayo
R712 Pennefatherslot Kilkenny Kilkenny
R551 Blackparks Ballybunnion Kerry
R436 Leabeg Ballycumber Offaly
R334 Cahernichole East The Neale Mayo
N4 Lackan Edgeworthstown Longford
N3 Edenburt Virginia Cavan
N2 Reaghstown Ardee Louth
R446 Ballyeighter Aughrim Galway
N11 Clauass Enniscorthy Wexford
N13 Lisfannan Bridge End Donegal
R419 Kilbride Portarlington Laois
N5 Portaghard Frenchpark Roscommon
N68 Knockalough Kilmihil Clare
R561 Kilnanare Firies Kerry
N25 Coolcots Wexford
M7 Osberstown Naas Kildare
N7 Kill West Kill Kildare
N20 Rathgoggan South Charleville Cork
R586 Caherogullane Bantry Cork
Last Friday, gardai detected 241 vehicles speeding, which included a driver clocked at 151kph in a 100kph zone on the R445 in Laois.
The penalty for speeding is 3 penalty points and an €80 euro fine, if paid within 28 days.