Debate rages after Gardai stop driver with 'overweight' trailer load of straw
Garda Traffic Corps from the Cork North Division stopped this vehicle in Mallow, Co. Cork yesterday and kicked off a massive debate online about the legality of the drivers actions.
Gardai said there was no tachograph in use and the driver had no Certificate of Competency.
However, Gardai also hit out at the driver over the weight of the load.
"The maximum allowable weight for this vehicle and trailer was 9.5 tonnes but as you can see, the combined weights were far in excess of this" it said.
The move by the Gardai sparked a massive online debate on whether the drivers actions were legal.
One man questioned Gardai asking "What was the weight of trailer, truck and straw bales when ye weighed it?" while a whole host of people saying that there was no way the load of straw was over 9.5t.