Gardaí will be out in force across the country today as part of National Slow Down Day.
The speed enforcement operation runs from 7am today until 7am tomorrow.
Chief Superintendent Michael Hennebry of the Garda National Roads Policing Bureau speaking ahead of tomorrow's national "Slow Down Day”
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They'll be focusing on 1,300 'speed enforcement zones' right across the country, with the aim of increasing compliance with speed limits,
The Road Safety Authority says speeding remains the main factor in road deaths here in Ireland.
Brian Farrell from the RSA says speed is a factor in a third of crashes.
"52% of drivers are observed as driving in urban settings while over 30% are speeding in rural areas, which is where many driver fatalities take place."
29 people have been killed on Irish roads so far this year - 15 drivers, three passengers, five motorcyclists and six pedestrians.