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Gardaí and Revenue in crackdown on Dublin rickshaws

A joint operation between Gardaí and Revenue officials yesterday evening was inspecting the vehicles.
Aug 15th 2015, 8:34 AM 46,430 67

GARDAI WERE LAST night conducting inspections on rickshaw drivers in Dublin city.

The operation was based around the Pearse Street area and looked at a number of issues with the vehicles.

The identities of the drivers, the road-worthiness of their vehicles and general public safety issues were considered.

In total more than 100 examinations of rickshaws and horse-drawn carriages were carried out.

The inspections were conducted jointly with with the Revenue.

Earlier this year there were calls from Dublin City Council for the sector to be better regulated.

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The issues was raised by TD Derek Keating who said that the vehicles were, “being driven often overloaded, with no regard for road traffic legislation”.

Galway city councillors have already voted for a ban on the vehicles.

Read: Council wants to crack down on rickshaws speeding around Dublin city

Also: Rickshaw driver attempts to charge family €290 for 10-minute ride

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