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06 Jul 2022

Garda message to tractor drivers about using mobile phones behind the wheel

Tractor operators warned about using mobile phones while driving

Gardaí stopped a tractor in North Kilkenny / PHOTO: Carlow-Kikenny Garda Division

Gardaí have warned tractor drivers not to use mobile phones while driving after vehicles were stopped on the Laois border by gardaí.

Silage and hay making season is in full swing and there are a lot of agricultural vehicles on the roads. 

A number of tractors ere stopped in recent days for this offence in the Carlow/Kilkenny Division. 

Four fixed charge penalty notices for mobile phone offences were issued as well as for road tax offences.

These offences were detected in various parts of North Kilkenny.

A Garda spokesperson said: "As usual, the majority of drivers of agricultural machinery are sticking to the rules.

"Other road users also should be aware that rules about safe overtaking of slower vehicles still apply and that the road is a space we all must share."

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