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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the company in 2015.
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Court for tractor driver with no tax or insurance

A tractor driver is set for a day in court after Gardaí in Cavan detected multiple road traffic-related offences in recent days.

Cavan Roads Policing Unit brought the agricultural vehicle to a halt whilst conducting a checkpoint with the RSA (Road Safety Authority). They discovered that the tractor had no tax or insurance and subsequently seized the vehicle.

Gardaí in Cavan seize tractor 

In a tweet, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“Cavan Roads Policing Unit conducting checkpoints with the RSA stopped this tractor driver with no tax and no insurance. Tractor seized and court to follow.”

In a post on social media, a spokesperson for Cavan Monaghan Garda Division, said: “The driver was driving while uninsured and there was no tax on the tractor.”

“This time of year there is a huge increase in agricultural vehicles on our roads. We want to appeal to all road users to exercise care and to have patience.”

“If you are driving a tractor, be conscious of traffic building up behind you- it is very often easy to pull in and let some of the traffic pass. Always remember not to be using a mobile phone when driving and think road safety.”

Motor tax and insurance

According to VRT Ireland, motor tax for agricultural tractors costs €102 yearly. states that it is a legal requirement to pay motor tax, if you wish to drive your vehicle in a public place.

Also, by law, you must have motor insurance before you can drive in a public place.

Gardaí discover truck with saw ‘sticking out the side’

Meanwhile, Gardaí in the south of the country brought a truck to a halt last week on Friday, May 14th, 2021.

Kerry Road Policing Unit (RPU) was carrying out a checkpoint with the RSA when they made a stark discovery.

In a tweet, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána, said: “Truck found to have an unsecured load, and a saw sticking out the side.”

“Whilst unintentional, this could have caused serious injury to a cyclist/ pedestrian #Roadsafety should always be a priority. Ensure load is secure before a journey. Kerry RPU checkpoint with @RSAIreland.”

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