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08 Aug 2022

Speeding car in Laois 'catastrophic golf ball sized' defect

Speeding car in Laois had potentially 'catastrophic' defect

Pic Credit Laois Offaly Gardai

A golf ball sized bulge on the tyre of a speeding car near Portlaoise could have had 'catastrophic' consequences, according to Laois Gardaí.

Laois Offaly Gardaí issued a statement on Friday, July 1 about what they found after they stopped a car that was clocked at 115 kmh in a 80 kmh zone.

"As part of Operation Slow Down Laois Roads Policing Unit this morning detected this vehicle travelling 35km/h over the speed limit on the R445 at Ballydavis, Portlaoise. MORE BELOW PICTURE.

“When stopped a rear tyre on the vehicle was found to(have been) seriously defective with a golf ball sized bulge visible. A tyre blowing out at high speed could have catastrophic consequences,"Gardai stated. 

Gardaí added that fixed charge notices issued for both offences,”

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