Cork Garda catch truck driver committing five traffic offences

Cork Garda catch truck driver committing five traffic offences
Cork Gardaí stopped the truck driver earlier today. Pic: Garda Southern Region Facebook. 

Cork Gardaí caught a truck driver breaking five different laws at once earlier today.

At around 2:30pm today the Anglesea Street Regular Unit stopped a truck driver for holding a mobile phone while driving. 

It was then discovered the driver had no license, no insurance, no certificate of professional competency and no tachograph. 

It is expected the driver will receive a summons in relation to these offences.

More generally, Gardaí have released provisional statistics for the number of traffic offences recorded in Cork last year.

Overall, the number of speed detections in Cork city and county rose last year.

According to provisional Garda statistics, there were 13,182 speeding motorists caught in the first 11 months of last year. There were 13,072 for the same period in 2018.

Among them was a detection last summer of a motorist travelling at 238km per hour in a 120km zone on the M8, between Fermoy and Cork.

Meanwhile, there was a decrease in the number of people stopped for driving while holding a mobile phone, and for flouting seat belt laws.

There were 2,904 drivers caught using a handheld mobile phone, down from 3,296 in the previous year.

886 were caught for not wearing a seatbelt, compared with 1,057 in 2018.

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