WATCH: Gardai release video of bad behaviour on busy Kilkenny road
Several motorists were stopped by gardai in Kilkenny earlier today over a “worrying practice” by some drivers exiting a busy roundabout in the city.
A video released by local gardai shows motorists exiting the Hebron Road roundabout passing over the centre line into oncoming traffic – forcing oncoming cars to give way to prevent a collision.
A local Garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí from Unit C Kilkenny out and about on Patrol this morning came accross a worrying practice being adopted by motorists intending on taking the Hebron Road exit off the roundabout coming from the Castlecomer direction.
“Multiple drivers decided to pass over the centre line into oncoming traffic, making oncoming traffic give way. These drivers in many cases formed a second right lane way in advance of the roundabout but were doing this by encroaching on oncoming traffic (as in the case of the black SUV captured in the video) Many did this in front of a marked patrol, parked on the hard shoulder.”