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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 18°C
# fake disabled pass
Drivers have been acting the absolute goat on Ireland's roads in the last 24 hours
Faked insurance discs, a doctored disabled pass, and rampant speeding are just some of the offences the road traffic corps have been battling.

IRISH DRIVERS HAVE had an inauspicious 24 hours on the country’s roads, and the gardaí have been documenting the bad behaviour on display diligently on social media.

Last night, gardaí in Limerick seized a vehicle with no insurance, tax or NCT certs displayed. It wasn’t even a particularly elaborate effort – the insurance disc used by the driver expired nearly eight years ago, while some of the other discs were from other cars.

gs Garda Síochána - Southern Region / Facebook Garda Síochána - Southern Region / Facebook / Facebook

A court summons was the driver’s reward.

In Monaghan, meanwhile, one driver was caught driving at 171 km/h (about 107 miles per hour) in a 100 km/h zone. Another summons was the result, while 10 other drivers were caught at the same speed trap.

In the south of the country, in Cork city, a Kerry-registered car was found to be displaying the discs of a Dublin-registered car.

The car itself was seized, but gardaí took the opportunity to have a dig at Kerry’s senior football woes. Way to kick them when they’re down, lads.

Most troublingly, a Dublin driver had their disabled person’s parking permit seized – a permit that expired six years ago and had been none-too-subtly altered to appear to be still in date.

A very well-deserved summons was issued in that case.

Read: ‘Is it non-compliance, or just lack of capacity?’ – Policing Authority unsure of competence of Garda management

Read: Ireland will need 550,000 more homes and 660,000 more jobs for extra 1 million people by 2040

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