A number of stop signs have been reported stolen to the gardaí. Cork County Council made a complaint to the gardaí after a spate of stop sign thefts.
Mayor of the County of Cork, Gillian Coughlan said: “What has happened across these locations is of immense concern. Cutting down or stealing a stop sign is not a game. It puts all our road users at risk. “It can lead to serious crashes if drivers are not aware that they need to stop at a junction.
"Cork County Council is taking these incidents extremely seriously and have reported the matter to gardaí. I am urging people to report any suspicious activity and to please think of the possible ramifications of how these actions could impact on innocent victims.”
The unauthorised removal of a stop sign is prohibited under Section 13(10)(a)(III) of the Roads Act 1993 which states: “A person who, without lawful authority or consent of road authority does anything that is a hazard or potential hazard to persons using a public road or the maintenance of the road shall be guilty of an offence.”