Gay Byrne: Fewer gardai on roads means more dead bodies
THE word is getting out on our roads that garda enforcement is not what it used to be. So far this year, the Garda Traffic Corps has had its numbers cut from 1,250 to around 900.
Some of its motorbikes are beyond even repair, as there is simply no money to fix or replace them.
The life of a motorbike in An Garda Siochana is about 300,000 miles and it is just too expensive to repair them.