Motorist in Wicklow has car impounded by Gardaí after ridiculously brazen attempt to doctor tax disc 1 year ago

Motorist in Wicklow has car impounded by Gardaí after ridiculously brazen attempt to doctor tax disc

These have to be seen to be believed.

As long as Irish motorists are obliged to display tax and insurance discs on their vehicles, there are always likely to be attempts to deceive the Gardaí with discs that have been doctored in some way, shape or form.

Take this motorist in Galway, for instance, who changed a 3 and a 6 to the number 8 on an out-of-date tax disc, forgetting that it’s not possible to tax a vehicle in Ireland for more than a year in advance.

While that doctored attempt was ill-advised at best, it pales in comparison to the actions of a motorist in Wicklow, who wrote the date 11-17 onto two slips of paper purporting to be tax and insurance discs.

Except they weren’t tax and insurance discs, a fact that must have been immediately clear to the attending Garda or Gardaí when they spotted them on a car on Wednesday.

One, in fact, turned out to be a Permanent TSB lodgement slip, while the other appears to be simply a circle of paper coloured in a blue background with the date in bold font at the top.

Pics via Twitter/An Garda Síochána

Why the motorist in question ignored the NCT disc when it is over a year out of date we’re not quite sure, but considering the quality of the two efforts beside it, it’s probably best that they let it be.

Don’t try this at home, folks.