Gardaí in the south-east of the country seized a van for multiple road traffic-related offences in recent days.
A member of Kilkenny Gardaí’s mounted unit initially discovered the van on Rose Inn Street and detected issues with its improvised wing mirror, tax and DOE discs and tyres.
According to a spokesperson for Garda Síochána Waterford, Kilkenny/Carlow:
“The driver of this van had a novel way of improvising a wing mirror. He also saved us the bother of blurring out the registration number on the DOE and Tax disc as there was not any number.”
“In fairness, the tyres were not great either. The van, intercepted by one of our bike members on Rose Inn Street, was seized under Section 41 of the Road Traffic Act after some exuberant pedalling, as the Garda spotted the vehicle outside the post office and had to follow,” the spokesperson added.
New free property marking app
Meanwhile, members of the public – including farmers – can now index and record their personal property, including farm machinery, laptops, and bicycles, through a new property marking app.
An Garda Síochána launched its new free-to-download property app at the National Ploughing Championships earlier on Tuesday, September 20th, 2022.
So, how does it work?
- The app is designed as completely standalone – You can download it for free on Google Play Store or the Apple Store;
- Once you download it, you can safely record your personal information in the app;
- Then begin recording your property. Any information entered into the app is then either stored locally on the device or backed up to your cloud account – whichever is your preference – thus leaving you in charge of your own data at all times;
- An Garda Síochána recommends you make a regular backup as the onus is on you as the owner of your data within the app.
Read more in this news article.