17 May 2022

Motorist in Tipp 'confused' by SatNav and caught by gardaí going wrong way on motorway


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CREDIT: Tipperary gardaí

A motorist in Tipperary was "confused" by their SatNav and caught by gardaí going the wrong way on a motorway in the county. 

Om Sunday evening the vehicle pictured above entered the M8 motorway the wrong way.

Gardaí said: "Thankfully the first vehicle they met were Cahir gardaí on patrol who intercepted the vehicle quickly. The motorist stated they were confused while using SatNav.

"While SatNavs are a useful guidance tool, we are urging motorists to watch the road and be situationally aware of junctions and road layouts on approach. Thankfully this incident was stopped before anyone could have been seriously hurt. Proceedings commenced."

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