Two buses taken off the road by Gardaí for being dangerous or defective, court to follow

Two privately operated buses were taken off the road by Gardaí this Bank Holiday weekend.

The Roads Policing Unit from Carrick on Shannon along with Vehicle Inspectors from the Road Safety Authority examined a large number of buses to ensure they were safe and fit to transport people.

Of the buses inspected, two were found to be dangerous or defective, one a large coach and the other a minibus.

They were immediately seized by the Gardaí with both drivers now facing a court appearance.

Gardaí and the RSA are reminding everyone to please be safe on the roads and that it is the responsibility of the owner to ensure their vehicle is upto safety standards.

People convicted of driving a dangerous or defective vehicle can potentially pay a fine of up to €2,000 fine, receive 3 penalty points or up to 3 months in prison.