A learner driver blamed the heatwave for their L plates not being up
“The hot sun burned my L plates off Garda.”
The heat can make you do strange things.
Currently in Ireland, people are collectively losing their minds as there are cows sun-bathing, people carting their sitting-room furniture to the beach, and groups calling for more Irish nudist beaches.
But it appears that the title for 'most ridiculous heat-related claim yet' goes to this chancer learner driver who was caught without L plates on Wednesday afternoon.
Gardaí took to Twitter to share news of the quite frankly ridiculous excuse for driving without them, only for the Garda to announce that they went ahead and slapped a fine on them for doing so.
DMR Roads Policing: Only in Ireland!! “The hot sun burned my
L plates off Garda”
This unaccompanied learner permit driver was stopped in a
bus lane and blamed Irelands heatwave for not having L plates displayed,
FCPS issued. pic.twitter.com/SRJVmwTT0Y
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) July 4, 2018
As of 2016, the failure to display an L plate or tabard can result in a fine of €60 - €90, and up to four penalty points.
The same punishments also apply to the failure to display N plates, which are given to novice drivers for their first two year's driving, once they pass their test.
Gardaí also recently pulled over, quite unsurprisingly, this car which boasted just half of a front windshield.
The heat clearly doesn't suit us...