Gardaí post shocking images of the conditions of Irish school buses
This is rather disturbing.
Whether you drive your child to school, they walk, cycle, or get a school bus, you want them to be as safe as possible.
However, the Gardaí have shared images to Twitter, which shows that some Irish school buses are far from safe.
Taking to the social media site, the Gardaí account posted two photos of a bus from Co. Clare, and said that particular bus was forbidden to travel any further.
"Clare Roads Policing: Garda Traffic & the RSA stopped a number of school buses today," they wrote.
Clare Roads Policing: Garda Traffic & the RSA stopped a number of school buses today. This image was taken of a bus with a badly worn tyre and excessive body corrosion. Bus was prohibited from going further. Court proceedings to follow. pic.twitter.com/UKRj9n80Co
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) February 6, 2018
"This image was taken of a bus with a badly worn tyre and excessive body corrosion. Bus was prohibited from going further."
The photos show that the the thread on the tyres of the bus were completely worn away, which is illegal.
The legal minimum limit for tyre tread depth in Ireland is 1.6mm. This is because, tyre performance, particularly in wet weather gets worse as the tread wears down, and with the weather that we've been having lately, it's surprising those tyres even kept the bus on the road.
The second image shows a part of the bus completely rusted, with one part of it completely missing.
The Gardaí confirmed that "court proceedings will follow."