Driver fined as Limerick gardai find van ‘left unattended and running in busy car park’

Gardai said the driver was also given a seat belt ticket “for the obvious reason” – as it was closed across the back of the seat Picture: @GardaTraffic

Gardai said the driver was also given a seat belt ticket “for the obvious reason” – as it was closed across the back of the seat Picture: @GardaTraffic

A MOTORIST has been fined in Limerick after gardai found a van “left unattended and running” in a busy car park.

The Limerick Roads Policing Unit found the van left unattended with the engine running.

Gardai said the driver was also given a seat belt ticket “for the obvious reason” – as it was closed across the back of the seat.

Gardai said in a tweet on the @GardaTraffic Twitter account: “There’s an easier way to silence the seat belt alarm - wear it! #BeltUp”.

It comes as gardai in Bandon stopped a van at a fork in the road because it had no tax/certificate of roadworthiness and a spoon for a ignition key.

The van was seized with a court date issued for the driver. “You could cut the tension with a knife,” said the @GardaTraffic post on Twitter.

Linking the Limerick incident with the Bandon one, gardai quipped: “It's the remix to ignition!”