'You’re leaking from the rear' - Gardai stop cattle lorry ‘leaking’ manure onto road
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.
Other recent agri related road offences
Driver stopped in Wexford. No licence to tow trailer- so no insurance. He won't be able to dig his way out ot that. pic.twitter.com/6k4YFLjZFv— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) March 14, 2017
Gardaí conducting Operation Thor checkpoint in Wicklow seized Tractor as it hasn't been taxed/insured for 15+ years. pic.twitter.com/OibMXBI3e5— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) March 8, 2017
'Time to retyre' - Tipp Traffic Corp seized this tractor driving on 3 wheels & 4th wheel tied to rear. Driver was 'wheely wheely sorry' pic.twitter.com/WlMibLG6QD— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) February 21, 2017
Meath traffic unit on patrol, driver of tractor holding a mobile phone. FCPN issued €80 and 3 points. pic.twitter.com/QINBJ34NcM— Garda Info (@gardainfo) November 29, 2016
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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