06 Jul 2022

Laois Gardai clock car at 176kph and stop tractor driver on phone

Laois Gardai catch speeder at 176kph and find tractor driver on phone

Credit: Laois Offaly Gardai

Laois Gardai have been active on the roads in the past 24 hours detecting one motorist doing 176kph and a tractor driver using a mobile.  

Gardai took to social media and said: “No matter how many times we post about speeding some road users still don't get the message. A court appearance awaits for this driver detected driving at 176kph earlier today on the M7 by Laois Roads Policing Unit.”

Separately,  Mountrath Gardai stopped a tractor because the driver was seen using a mobile phone. 

Gardai said: We appreciate it's a busy time of year for farmers and silage contractors but we urge you to pull in off the road to a safe place to use your phone.  Statistics show that people who use a mobile phone while driving are four times more likely to have a crash. It's not worth the risk to you or other road users.”

Gardai said the tractor driver was issued with a fine and penalty points.

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