Disqualified driver arrested and car seized on M7 motorway with new smartphone garda app

Conor Ganly


Conor Ganly

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Laois gardaí use technology to arrest disqualified driver and impound car

Laois Gardaí have arrested a disqualified driver and seized a car on the busy M7 Dublin Limerick motorway this week.

The gardaí were using a so-called Garda Mobility App on a smartphone to do an instant check on the driver.

The sophisticated technology allows them to root out drivers who are not properly licensed, disqualified, or have not tax or insurance.

The app also allow gardaí to check licence and registration details with a number of different databases and enable a garda to issue fixed charge penalties (FPNs) from the roadside.