February 23, 2024

Stone mad: Truck stopped on Kilkenny road was 12,200kgs overweight

A truck carry stone was found to be over 12,000kgs overweight – posing a danger to motorists – when it was stopped by gardai in county Kilkenny.

Members of the Kilkenny Roads Policing Unit stopped the four axel rigid lorry in Ballyragget on Tuesday.

A local Garda spokesperson confirmed: “The vehicle which was carrying stone was taken to an official weighbridge where it weighed in at 44,200KG (12,200KG overweight) This weight would put the braking system and tyres on the lorry under several pressure and a danger to other road users.”

Gardai confirmed the driver of the truck now faces prosecution.

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