by Kate Heaney
GARDAI and staff from the Road Safety Authority were manning a checkpoint on the Derry to Letterkenny road on Tuesday morning, slowing Letterkenny-bound traffic for a short time.
An initial glimpse approaching the checkpoint showed a man in a high-vis jacket wearing a balaclava, with just his eyes visible, a bit disconcerting, but probably as protection against the near zero temperatures!
When contacted as to the purpose of the checkpoint gardai said they did not comment on operational matters. The Road Safety Authority however did respond saying there was a checkpoint at Drumbarnett, N13, County Donegal yesterday (Tuesday) from 08:00 to 09:30.
“The purpose of this checkpoint was to check commercial vehicles and their drivers for compliance with the EU Regulations the RSA is tasked with enforcing, namely vehicle road worthiness and driver compliance with drivers’ hours, tachograph, CPC, Posting of Drivers and Operator Licensing requirements,” they said.