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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-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 firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Gardaí seize Isuzu not taxed in over 8 years

A motorist is set for a day in court after Gardaí detected multiple road-traffic related offences last week.

Members of An Garda Síochána Tipperary stopped an Isuzu on April 29th and later seized the vehicle after discovering it was untaxed for over eight years.

In a post on social media, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána Tipperary, said: “Cashel Gardaí stopped this Isuzu yesterday and discovered the tax expired over 3,000 days ago.”

“It had no insurance or CRW either. Vehicle seized and court to follow,” the spokesperson added.

Rules of the road

All motor vehicles must be taxed before the vehicle is taken on the road.

Furthermore, all drivers must have insurance covering them to drive a vehicle in a public place. By law, you must inform the insurance company of relevant information, such as important changes in your medical fitness to drive, before you drive a vehicle.

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If you are in any doubt, the RSA advises you to discuss the matter with the insurance company. The authority stressed that it is a serious offence to drive a vehicle that is not insured. You need to display an up-to-date insurance disc. It is an offence not to have the disc on display.

The legislation states that all commercial vehicles must be tested when they are over one-year-old, and annually after that.

So, having your vehicle tested means avoidance of penalty points and fines. The CVRT confirms that a “vehicle satisfies basic safety standards on the day the test is carried out”.

Young driver and passengers ‘miraculously uninjured’

Meanwhile, last week, Gardai in Cahir responded to a single-vehicle collision in the Cashel area where a vehicle was on its roof.

According to Gardaí, the driver, and passengers, all of which were young, were miraculously uninjured, due to the wearing of their safety belts.

“The driver, however, was an unaccompanied learner permit holder. The vehicle was impounded as per the Clancy Amendment, and an investigation is ongoing. We can’t stress enough the importance of driving safer on the roads,” the spokesperson concluded.

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Image credit: An Garda Síochána Tipperary
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