Gardaí issued a fixed-charge penalty notice (FCPN) to a tractor driver over the weekend.
Naas Roads Policing Unit were on patrol when they brought the tractor and trailer combination to a halt during the night.
In a tweet, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána, said:
“Naas Roads Policing Unit were on patrol when they observed this tractor & trailer taking a sharp bend too fast & partially driving on the wrong side of the road.”
“A Fixed Charge Penalty Notice was issued to the driver,” the spokesperson added.
Two hospitalised after trailer detaches from tractor
Last week, Two individuals were hospitalised after a trailer reportedly disconnected from a tractor and collided with an oncoming vehicle in the county.
The incident, footage of which has appeared on social media, occurred on Main Street, Sallins, last Wednesday.
Confirming the news to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána, said:
“Gardaí are investigating a road traffic collision that occurred on Main Street, Sallins on Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 at 7.15 pm.”
“A trailer disconnected from a tractor and collided with an oncoming vehicle. The driver and passenger of the vehicle were taken to hospital for treatment of their injuries. Investigations are ongoing,” the spokesperson added.
Tractor driver stopped for not having bales secured
Meanwhile, Kilkenny Roads Policing Unit stopped a tractor and trailer combination over the weekend for an unsecured load.
The driver was transporting a load of silage bales at the time when officers brought them to a halt.
In a post on social media, a spokesperson for Garda Síochána Kilkenny/Carlow, said:
“Kilkenny Roads Policing Unit stopped this tractor and trailer over the weekend. As can be seen, no attempt had been made to secure the load with straps.”
“The vehicle was grounded until strapping was applied. The consequences of these bales falling would have been serious for other road users/pedestrians. Think road safety,” the spokesperson added.