Loose wheel nuts on a HGV among number of offences detected at Cork checkpoint

Loose wheel nuts on a HGV among number of offences detected at Cork checkpoint
Gardai said this HGV had loose wheel nuts and a badly leaking hub seal. They said the faults were rectified before the vehicle was allowed continue and there is a court appearance to follow. Image Garda Síochána - Cork, Kerry & Limerick - Southern Region facebook

Loose wheel nuts on a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and an unsecure load were among a number of offences detected by gardaí and members of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) at a checkpoint in Cork earlier today.

Gardaí from the Roads Policing Unit in Mitchelstown undertook the checkpoint near the north Cork town together with the RSA.

In a post on the Garda Síochána - Cork, Kerry & Limerick - Southern Region page, gardaí detail how a number of offences were detected at the checkpoint.

In one case they said a HGV had loose wheel nuts and “a badly leaking hub seal” which were rectified before the vehicle was allowed to continue.

In another case, gardaí said a load was not secured inside a trailer curtain.

“This load was secured before proceeding,” it said.

A car was also seized for no insurance or tax.

Gardaí added: "All road users must ensure their vehicles are roadworthy and up to the tasks demanded of them. Your safety is our priority."

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