Man in Limerick court for driving too slowly - in tractor on the motorway

"I DON'T think I've ever seen a prosecution for somebody driving too slow," said Judge Tom O'Donnell as a man who was driving a tractor on the motorway outside Limerick was let off with a warning.

"I DON'T think I've ever seen a prosecution for somebody driving too slow," said Judge Tom O'Donnell as a man who was driving a tractor on the motorway outside Limerick was let off with a warning.

Shane Jones, 24, and with an address Knocksentry, Lisnagry, was issued with a summons for driving too slowly on the motorway at Ballysimon on July 10 of last year.

He was detected by a member of the Garda Traffic Corps while driving his tractor on the Southern Ring Road.

A minimum speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour applies to Irish motorways.

Mr Jones told Judge O'Donnell that he was "driving home to Ahane" at the time and the only other route he could have taken on the day was through the city.

The judge said it was the first case of its type he had seen.

"Keep this vehicle off the motorway in future," the judge warned Mr Jones as he struck the matter out.