Pic: Gardai seize tractor which was being driven on three wheels
Gardai in the Tipperary Traffic Corp have seized a tractor which was driving on three wheels, with the fourth tyre tied to the back of a service trailer it was towing.
The Gardai tweeted photos of the seized tractor on the Garda Traffic Twitter page.
The pictures show the ‘three-wheeler’ with the fourth tyre tied behind the service trailer.
The Gardai tweeted that the driver was ‘wheely wheely sorry’.
Last week, a tractor was stopped by Gardai in Co. Waterford, due to no straps or chains being used to secure the load.
The tractor driver is set to be prosecuted for towing a low-loader carrying a dumper and excavator which weren’t secured properly, according to the Gardai.
Unsecured or improperly secured loads pose a serious safety risk and should always be secured so that they cannot move or fall from the vehicle, according to the Road Safety Authority (RSA).
The RSA insists that all loads must be secured even if the vehicle is only travelling a short distance or at low speeds.
The RSA has said that a load shall not be carried on a vehicle on a public road in such a manner that part of the load is liable to fall on the road.
A load must not drag on the surface of the road, so as to cause damage to the road or to be liable to cause danger, it also advises.