Garda Roads Policing Units were back on the roads this morning ensuring Irish motorists abide by speed limits across the country.
The Naas Unit were on patrol near Salins when they stopped a car at a standard checkpoint.
After a quick on the spot investigation, officers found the driver was in breach of a number of rules of the road, and opted to seize the car.
Gardaí confirmed that this particular vehicle owner had no insurance, no tax and no NCT.
On further examination it was found that they were also using a fraudulent tax disc, and were driving with a defective tyre.
The Garda Traffic Twitter said; “Naas Roads Policing Unit were on patrol near Salins when they stopped this car.
“The driver was found to have no insurance, tax or an NCT. Furthermore the driver was using a fraudulent tax disc & a defective tyre.
“The car was seized. Proceedings to follow.”
Meanwhile, on Friday, An Garda Síochána announced a new national road safety enforcement operation that will target driver behaviour for the remainder of the year.
Operation ‘Teorainn’ will have a nationwide focus on the four Lifesaver Offences:
- driving whilst intoxicated
- non-seatbelt wearing
- mobile phones
It will also have a focus on unaccompanied driving by learner drivers, plus road transport offences.
The joint road safety drive comes after a bad summer for road safety this year, particularly August which recorded the highest number of monthly fatalities – 24 – since June 2012.
The number of deaths overall this year at 110, which is a cause for concern, says Chief Superintendent, Michael Hennebry.
“Every fatal or serious injury collision has a devastating impact on the family, friends and communities of the people involved,” Mr. Hennebry said.
“Our focus for the remainder of 2021 will be to reduce these collisions through this road safety enforcement campaign.
“Our roads are shared spaces, and we all have a duty of care, to ourselves and to others, to keep each and every road user safe.
“I am urging every road user to play their part by complying with the road traffic legislation