Gardaí in Castlerea encountered what they described as a “very unsafe load” near the village of Tulsk yesterday (Tuesday, March 24th).
In a statement on social media, a Garda spokesperson said: “A very heavy load of silage that had no strapping whatsoever. Please be aware that the detection and prevention of road traffic offences continues.”
“Whilst Gardaí understand that farming also continues and this can be a very busy time of the year for farmers, we urge farmers and indeed all road users to exercise caution whilst using the public roads.”
Gardaí are reminding drivers that they must ensure that all loads are secured properly. “This can prevent a very serious outcome for other road users should any of the load fall off.”
“It is also an offence not to secure a load on a public road.” the spokesperson concluded.
Image source: Garda Síochána Western Region Facebook