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Gardai on foot patrol cuts costs

Sir -- Re the Garda money problems (Sunday Independent, January 23, 2011), a lot of petrol money could be saved if our gardai got out of patrol cars and walked. When do we see a garda on foot patrol?

They might see a lot more if they took a look at some of the cars in various places with no proper documentation on them, parked in places where the patrol car can't see them, that's just one instance where the garda top brass could save money.

It's great to stop and fill up, and not give a damn who is paying the petrol bill.

Kathleen O'Kelly,

Thomastown, Kilkenny

Sunday Independent