Therese Daly, a resident of Cuirt na hAbhainn, Claregalway, has been found guilty of multiple traffic violations that date back to 2018. The charges against her include driving without a valid license or insurance, failing to present a license or certificate of insurance when demanded by Garda, and failing to submit either within 10 days. Daly has a history of traffic violations, and the court heard that she had been convicted of similar offenses in 2016 and was barred from driving at the time of these instances.
The hearing took place in Galway District Court, where Daly was not present. The judge observed that Daly had been playing “ducks and drakes” with the proceedings, which had been ongoing for over two years. The judge’s comments suggest that Daly had not taken the charges seriously and had not cooperated with the authorities.
The case against Daly was based on the testimony of Garda Shane Lamber. Lamber testified that Daly was stopped on June 7, 2018, while driving a silver Mercedes with the tax and insurance for another car displayed. Daly agreed to present proof of proper automobile tax and insurance at Oranmore Garda Station within ten days, but she failed to do so.
Daly was stopped again on June 20, 2018, in the same car, with no insurance disc displayed. This time, the car was impounded, and she chose to provide her license and insurance at Oranmore Garda Station within ten days, which she failed to do.
The court heard that Daly has a long history of traffic violations, with 24 previous convictions, 21 of which were road traffic offenses. Seven of the convictions were for tax offenses, and three were for insurance offenses. Given her history of violations, it is clear that Daly had little regard for the law and repeatedly put herself and others in danger by driving without a valid license or insurance.
In Daly’s absence, Judge Fahy convicted her of the offenses before the court, and a bench warrant was issued for sentencing. A bench warrant is a warrant issued by a judge for the arrest of a person who has failed to appear in court or failed to comply with a court order. The warrant allows the police to arrest the person and bring them before the court.
The Following Effects of Driving Without Insurance
Payment of Penalties
After breaking a traffic law, the first thing you should do is cooperate with the cops and explain your side of the story. If you are driving without insurance and are stopped by an officer, pull over to the side of the road as directed by the officer. If the officer requests your car registration certificate and driver’s license, simply show him what he requires and you will be allowed to leave without penalty. If you keep these documents, the officer will be able to issue a challan for driving without insurance right away. The challan penalty amount can be paid using both online and offline methods.
Your vehicle’s registration may be revoked
Traffic authorities may also suspend your vehicle registration documents. This means you won’t be able to drive the vehicle until the suspension is lifted.
Legal issues could become more serious
Driving without valid insurance can also land you in legal trouble.
Your financial difficulties may also worsen
If you are caught driving without the necessary documents, you will face severe financial consequences. To begin with, insurance providers may refuse to provide you with insurance in the future, or you may be required to pay high insurance premiums for a basic policy.
Second, if you or a third party is involved in an accident, you must bear all expenses related to the accident, which may include third-party damages, vehicle and property damage, hospitalization and treatment charges, and so on. You would also be held liable for all costs associated with legal proceedings.
This case highlights the dangers of driving without a valid license or insurance. Driving without a valid license or insurance not only puts the driver at risk but also endangers other road users. If an accident were to occur, the consequences could be dire. Insurance provides protection for drivers in the event of an accident, and driving without insurance can result in heavy fines and even imprisonment.
Daly’s case is a reminder that the law exists to protect people and that ignoring it can have serious consequences. Repeatedly violating the law can result in more severe punishment, and ignoring court orders will only worsen the situation. It is essential to take traffic violations seriously and to comply with the law to avoid endangering oneself and others.
In conclusion, Daly’s case serves as a reminder of the importance of adhering to traffic laws and the consequences of failing to do so. Driving without a valid license or insurance can result in heavy fines and imprisonment, and repeatedly violating the law will only worsen the situation. The law exists to protect people, and it is essential to take traffic violations seriously and to comply with the law to avoid endangering oneself and others.
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