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Gardaí stop driver transporting livestock with defective tyre

The driver of a vehicle towing a trailer of livestock was last weekend stopped by An Garda Síochána in Co. Longford, when a tyre on the trailer caught their attention.

Stopped by members of the Garda Síochána Roads Policing Unit, the trailer in question was found to have a severely defective tyre.

Picture: @GardaTraffic Twitter

An Garda Síochána took to Twitter to post a picture of the unroadworthy tyre, and said, “Longford Roads Policing Unit discovered this tyre on a trailer which was in use transporting livestock.”

They added that proceedings were to follow for the driver.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) states that by law, it is a driver’s responsibility to make sure that their vehicle meets legal requirements and is in a roadworthy condition at all times.

If you drive with damaged or worn tyres, you are putting your own life and the life of others at risk. You also risk prosecution. If you are convicted of the offence of driving with dangerous tyres, you could be fined up to €2,500, or receive a 3-month prison sentence, or both.

You will also have five penalty points on your licence on conviction.