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Dangerous driving

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  • Registered Users Posts: 22,820 ✭✭✭✭ Anan1


    What would your guess be on the profession/trade of those involved... tarmac technicians? scrap merchants????
    Take your trolling elsewhere, thanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,255 ✭✭✭✭ Cookie_Monster


    It made the paper this morning.

    Link
    Indo wrote:
    GARDAI have launched a search for a gang that raced two horses and carts along a busy main road in a race that was then posted on YouTube.

    The footage showed several four-wheel drives and vans behind the carts -- known as sulkies -- and their drivers on the N4 near Ballinacarrow, Co Sligo.

    Gardai from Ballymote are studying footage of the video, which shows a convoy of vehicles belonging to the Traveller community spread over more than half the road behind the horses.

    At least two vehicles drove on the other side of the road, against oncoming traffic, during the race between horses named 'Limerick Lady' and 'The Duck Filly'.

    Traffic behind the race was held up for at least 10 minutes and vehicles travelling in the other direction were forced several times on to the hard shoulder.

    The horses were running alongside each other for much of the race, but when one gained advantage and went a couple of lengths in front of the other, a driver and a passenger in one of the 4x4s could be seen sticking their heads out of the windows to cheer on the driver of the cart.

    YouTube

    The race took place on June 26 but was only posted on YouTube earlier this month.

    The section of road where the race occurred is a long and straight one. However, a few kilometres further on, it runs into an area where there have been several fatal accidents in recent years. At least 10 vehicles were behind the horses and the video camera was in front. The cameraman filming the race can be heard urging his driver to speed up.

    A senior garda spokesman at Ballymote said: "We have a copy of the footage and are studying it.

    "All the digits on the number plates are not readily discernible, but we are hoping to identify members of the party.

    "It's a very busy road, the main one from Dublin to Sligo, and much serious delay was caused to other vehicles." He added: No doubt, the law was broken."

    Last July, gardai seized two cars and interviewed a number of young drivers in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, after video footage of them driving dangerously along a country had been posted on YouTube.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,381 mb1725


    Can't see if there's any green nappies on the horses but there's quite a bit of slipstreaming going on in the 'dirty air' as Martin Brundle would say! :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,599 ✭✭✭ youcancallmeal


    Probably a stupid question but why cant they just do this kind of thing on beaches? Or even give a farmer a cut of the bets and have it around a field?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,351 Orando Broom


    bazz26 wrote: »
    They usually have police scanners so they are well tipped off if the Gardai are on the way. By the time the Gardai get there they have moved on to another location. Some serious amounts of cash changing hands too at these gigs.

    It's a pitty that Revenue doesn't make a few enquires about how all those expensive SUVs and vans are paid for. :rolleyes: Of course that would not be very PC.

    Sure it's part of their culture. Are you 'discriminatin' 'agin' their culture 'hey'?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 22,820 ✭✭✭✭ Anan1


    Sure it's part of their culture. Are you 'discriminatin' 'agin' their culture 'hey'?
    Seriously, how many warnings does it take? Banned for a week.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,157 Johnny Utah


    Probably a stupid question but why cant they just do this kind of thing on beaches? Or even give a farmer a cut of the bets and have it around a field?

    Can't drive vans on beaches like that, (pretty sure you can't drive on beaches at all). As for just have a horse race on a beach, it could endanger the public, so that's probably out too.

    A farmer's field would be private land.


  • Registered Users Posts: 282 ✭✭ Cork Exile


    Handy enough to get most of the number plate of one vehicle with little work so hopefully the cops can send the penalty points the right way and tip the revenue off as well


  • Registered Users Posts: 451 ✭✭ elchupanebrey


    Anan1 wrote: »
    Seriously, how many warnings does it take? Banned for a week.
    One more??


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,471 ✭✭✭ DonJose


    It annoys me to watch and listen to them, I'm delighted to see the Gardai are putting manpower on this case.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 22,820 ✭✭✭✭ Anan1


    DonJose wrote: »
    Success, hopefully the guards find the dirty piebalds, I'm not talking about the horses!!!
    DonJose wrote: »
    It annoys me to watch and listen to them, I'm delighted to see the Gardai are putting manpower on this case.
    Banned for a fortnight.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,830 ✭✭✭ RandomAccess


    Another reason why I would rather have gardai policing the roads instead of gatso cameras and gatso vans etc.


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