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Traffic On – Patrol

Assault at Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 on the 21/7/16

On this month’s traffic segment, Garda Derek Cloughley focused on Section 41 of the Road Traffic Act (1961-1994). Gardaí carry out thousands of checkpoints every year and seize vehicles under this act for having no insurance, no tax, no driving licence or no NCT on their cars. We followed Garda Cloughley to a checkpoint on a normal busy afternoon, a number of vehicles were seized for having no insurance or a valid NCT.

Such vehicles pose a threat to other road users and increase your Insurance Premium if you are involved in a collision with an uninsured car. Also there are huge risks of serious injury if you are involved in a collision with a car that has no NCT and is defective. The aim of this checkpoint is to take such vehicles off the road, they are brought to a nearby car pound where they are stored and scraped if they are not collected within three weeks.