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04 Oct 2022

Donegal gardaí urge workers not to overload trailers

Gardaí urge people to clean roads up after them or to call roads engineer with DCC

Donegal gardaí urge workers not to overload trailers

Stock image of a tractor driver transporting hay on a trailer

Drivers of agricultural and construction-related vehicles are being reminded by Donegal members of An Garda Síochána to wash their wheels regularly in a bid to avoid carrying mud and stones onto roads. 

Inspector Séamus Mc Gonagle from the Milford District attended a quarterly meeting between members of An Garda Síochána and Donegal County Council and other relevant bodies recently and discussed the issue as part of the associated ‘Collision Prevention Programme.’ 

Roads are often left muddy and dirty as a result of farming/construction activity.

Gardaí wish to remind drivers of agricultural vehicles/construction related vehicles of the following:

  • Please wash down all wheels regularly to avoid carrying mud and stones onto the public road.
  • Be particularly careful when transporting material such as silage, slurry, sand and gravel so that it does not spill on the road and pose a risk to other road users.
  • Do not overload trailers.

Drivers of these type of vehicles are reminded that they are responsible for any mess they leave behind on the road.

Gardaí wish to ask drivers of these type of vehicles to always ensure that they have left the road in a safe and clean condition for all other road users. Gardaí say that should anyone be involved in work that is likely that the road may be left in a poor state as a result to make contact the roads engineer at Donegal County Council (DCC) who may be in a position to assist. 

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