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Poll: Have you ever dodged a fare on public transport?

Come on, fess up.

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NEW FIGURES REVEAL that ninety people are caught paying the wrong fare – or nothing at all – on Dublin Bus every week.

While it is possible to drop a few less coins into the machine or even slip by unnoticed, you run the risk of being caught by one of the 350 inspections each week.

It’s also possible to get on and off an Irish Rail train without encountering an inspector or ticket barrier, and many people hop off the Luas once those infamous orange jackets appear. There are some fairly hefty fines for this sort of activity, of course, far more than the fare itself.

We want to know about your experience: Have you ever dodged a fares on public transport?

Poll Results:

Yes, I paid nothing. (4348)
No, I'm a saint. (3420)
Yes, I've paid less than I should have. (1864)
I don't use public transport. (663)

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