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Four cars found to be “dangerously defective” by Clare gardaí

FOUR out of ten cars examined as part of Operation Curb in Clare this month were found to be “dangerously defective”, according to gardaí. Gardaí from the Divisional Roads Policing Unit in Clare carried out Operation Curb on December 12 last. Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Triona Brooks explains, “The purpose of Operation Curb is to detect and educate road users in relation to road safety and the dangers of modifying cars over the legal limit.”
She confirmed a total of ten cars were examined by the PSV inspector, “four of which were found to be dangerously defective. One car, which has recently failed its NCT more than once, was found to have a major defect with its steering rod whilst another car had oversized wheels which would hit the wheel arch when turning.  This affects steering and braking and also causes excessive wear and tear on the tyres. It also causes spray and debris to be thrown back onto following vehicles.”
One driver, a man aged in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.
The other six modified cars detained for inspection were found to have minor issues. Gardaí educated the drivers on the relevant legislation and safety aspects and no further action was taken.
“The Roads Policing Unit are always available to talk to drivers if they are thinking of modifying their car so that they are compliant with road traffic legislation,” she concluded.

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