Stone mad: Lorry stopped in county Kilkenny was ‘danger to other road users’
A lorry piled high with heavy stone was found to be 12,200kg over the legal weight load after the vehicle was stopped by gardai in county Kilkenny.
Members of the Kilkenny Raods Policing Unit pulled the four-axel rigid truck over in Ballyragget yesterday.
A local Garda spokesperson said: “The vehicle which was carrying stone was taken to an official weighbridge where it weighed in at 44,200KG. This weight would put the braking system and tyres on the lorry under several pressure and a danger to other road users.”