Lazyweb Request – Spot the Cop

We can rebuild him. We have the technology.

This one might be ideal for the website or the Road Safety Blog. Conor O’Neill mentioned a while back that on a trip over the bank holiday weekend from Bandon to Rosslare and back he didn’t see any Gardai. From a quick poll of my friends and colleagues it was the same. Hardly anyone encountered a Garda on the roads. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could document on map routes you traveled, what times and how little Gardai you saw on the way? I note that Jonathan did get a random breath test alright.

Create a bingo type card for the kids to play in the car too. It’d probably be a boring game for them with a blank card at the end of most journeys.

7 Responses to “Lazyweb Request – Spot the Cop”

  1. Suzy says:

    Just outside fermoy on Friday night at the end of that new road that nobody uses 😉 Breathalysers were spotted – our car load must have looked too respectable to be stopped – and we were only waiting to be stopped by a ‘ban’ garda…sigh…

  2. Adam says:

    Like the idea, and can I propose a similar one on a different scale?

    I’d like to see reports of Gardaí sightings in city centres / busy spots on a Saturday night… from my own experience in Dublin, I’ve only seen Gardaí on O’Connell Street a handful of times, and they tend to avoid stuff like Taxi Ranks and McDonald’s etc. where the fights tend to start.

  3. Pat Phelan says:

    Drove Cork to Dublin and Limerick to Cork return last week not a Garda to be seen but they were out in force on the 30mph stretch of the ring road on Sunday towards Rochestown catching people over the 30 mark.

  4. Tipster says:

    And I got stopped by the Gardaí running for my Nitelink on Friday night (

  5. Andrew says:

    It’d be really interesting to see how often they set up revenue traps near actual accident black spots.

  6. Des says:

    A friend reliably informs me that here friend was driving home from near the border on Saturday night and they were stopped three times.

    Another guy reports being stopped twice for breath tests at around 4am on one of the days last week (in Cork).

  7. […] I see from Conor’s twitter that again on his latest trip to Rosslare he spotted one Garda on the road. One more than a previous trip of his. Back then I did a lazyweb request for a “Spot the Cop” service. There’s still a need for it. Maybe with more people using Twitter and with the addition of a special text number, this service could actually work? I must say myself, on trips around Cork and the suburbs I encounter cops every week or two weeks who stop me. Random breath tested just the once though. blogging blogs cop garda ireland irishblogs spot […]