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Wednesday 23 August 2017

'You’re leaking from the rear' - Gardai stop cattle lorry ‘leaking’ manure onto road

Gardai recently stopped a cattle lorry in Kildare due to manure from livestock on board leaking onto the road. Image: Garda Siochana Twitter
Gardai recently stopped a cattle lorry in Kildare due to manure from livestock on board leaking onto the road. Image: Garda Siochana Twitter
FarmIreland Team

FarmIreland Team

Gardai have stopped a cattle lorry in Kildare due to manure from livestock on board leaking onto the road.

The driver was hit with a fixed penalty charge notice and penalty points for the offence.

Gardai also recently hit a tractor driver in Kildare with fixed charge notice and penalty points when stopped with an incredibly insecure load.

Gardai  said the tractor had an insecure load, no indicators, stop lights, tax, and no registration plates front or rear.

Gardai said the driver will be hit with penalty points and a fixed charge notice.

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Photo: Garda Siochana twitter

Other recent agri related road offences

Meanwhile, the issue of tachographs has also been highlighted by those in the agriculture community recently.

Recent legislation put a limit of 100km radius for tractors to travel from their base of operations.

However, Farm Contractors Ireland (FCI) said recently that many modern tractors are required to transport machines and farm produce greater distances, where the use of a truck would not be practical or economical due to the relatively low value of the goods in transit, such as straw.


FCI is calling for this limit to be raised to 180km.

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