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Old February 20th, 2009, 10:29 AM posted to rec.sport.rugby.union,rec.travel.europe
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/n...899171.stm?lss

The mystery of Ireland's worst driver

Polish driving licence (generic)

Poles are Ireland's largest immigrant population
Details of how police in the Irish Republic finally caught up with the
country's most reckless driver have emerged, the Irish Times reports.

He had been wanted from counties Cork to Cavan after racking up scores
of speeding tickets and parking fines.

However, each time the serial offender was stopped he managed to evade
justice by giving a different address.

But then his cover was blown.

It was discovered that the man every member of the Irish police's rank
and file had been looking for - a Mr Prawo Jazdy - wasn't exactly the
sort of prized villain whose apprehension leads to an officer winning
an award.

In fact he wasn't even human.

"Prawo Jazdy is actually the Polish for driving licence and not the
first and surname on the licence," read a letter from June 2007 from
an officer working within the Garda's traffic division.

Map showing Poland

"Having noticed this, I decided to check and see how many times
officers have made this mistake.

"It is quite embarrassing to see that the system has created Prawo
Jazdy as a person with over 50 identities."

The officer added that the "mistake" needed to be rectified
immediately and asked that a memo be circulated throughout the force.

In a bid to avoid similar mistakes being made in future relevant
guidelines were also amended.

And if nothing else is learnt from this driving-related debacle, Irish
police officers should now know at least two words of Polish.

As for the seemingly elusive Mr Prawo Jazdy, he has presumably become
a cult hero among Ireland's largest immigrant population.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 12:46 PM posted to rec.sport.rugby.union,rec.travel.europe
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On 20 Feb, 09:29, Lord Taylor of Blackburn
wrote:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/n...899171.stm?lss

The mystery of Ireland's worst driver

Polish driving licence (generic)

Poles are Ireland's largest immigrant population
Details of how police in the Irish Republic finally caught up with the
country's most reckless driver have emerged, the Irish Times reports.

He had been wanted from counties Cork to Cavan after racking up scores
of speeding tickets and parking fines.

However, each time the serial offender was stopped he managed to evade
justice by giving a different address.

But then his cover was blown.

It was discovered that the man every member of the Irish police's rank
and file had been looking for - a Mr Prawo Jazdy - wasn't exactly the
sort of prized villain whose apprehension leads to an officer winning
an award.

In fact he wasn't even human.

"Prawo Jazdy is actually the Polish for driving licence and not the
first and surname on the licence," read a letter from June 2007 from
an officer working within the Garda's traffic division.

Map showing Poland

"Having noticed this, I decided to check and see how many times
officers have made this mistake.

"It is quite embarrassing to see that the system has created Prawo
Jazdy as a person with over 50 identities."

The officer added that the "mistake" needed to be rectified
immediately and asked that a memo be circulated throughout the force.

In a bid to avoid similar mistakes being made in future relevant
guidelines were also amended.

And if nothing else is learnt from this driving-related debacle, Irish
police officers should now know at least two words of Polish.

As for the seemingly elusive Mr Prawo Jazdy, he has presumably become
a cult hero among Ireland's largest immigrant population.


And this is on topic how?
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Old February 20th, 2009, 01:11 PM posted to rec.sport.rugby.union,rec.travel.europe
didgerman[_2_]
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Default The mystery of Ireland's worst driver

wrote:
On 20 Feb, 09:29, Lord Taylor of Blackburn
wrote:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/n...899171.stm?lss

The mystery of Ireland's worst driver

Polish driving licence (generic)

Poles are Ireland's largest immigrant population
Details of how police in the Irish Republic finally caught up with the
country's most reckless driver have emerged, the Irish Times reports.

He had been wanted from counties Cork to Cavan after racking up scores
of speeding tickets and parking fines.

However, each time the serial offender was stopped he managed to evade
justice by giving a different address.

But then his cover was blown.

It was discovered that the man every member of the Irish police's rank
and file had been looking for - a Mr Prawo Jazdy - wasn't exactly the
sort of prized villain whose apprehension leads to an officer winning
an award.

In fact he wasn't even human.

"Prawo Jazdy is actually the Polish for driving licence and not the
first and surname on the licence," read a letter from June 2007 from
an officer working within the Garda's traffic division.

Map showing Poland

"Having noticed this, I decided to check and see how many times
officers have made this mistake.

"It is quite embarrassing to see that the system has created Prawo
Jazdy as a person with over 50 identities."

The officer added that the "mistake" needed to be rectified
immediately and asked that a memo be circulated throughout the force.

In a bid to avoid similar mistakes being made in future relevant
guidelines were also amended.

And if nothing else is learnt from this driving-related debacle, Irish
police officers should now know at least two words of Polish.

As for the seemingly elusive Mr Prawo Jazdy, he has presumably become
a cult hero among Ireland's largest immigrant population.


And this is on topic how?


Well, England need Ireland to lose a game, so maybe this will help to
confuse them.
It's a long shot, but I'll take it.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 04:32 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
tim.....
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Default The mystery of Ireland's worst driver


"Martin" wrote in message
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On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 03:46:55 -0800 (PST), wrote:

On 20 Feb, 09:29, Lord Taylor of Blackburn
wrote:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/n...899171.stm?lss

And this is on topic how?


Travel in Ireland?


I assume the questioner was posting from the rugby group this was cross
posted to

tim


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Old February 20th, 2009, 05:22 PM posted to rec.sport.rugby.union,rec.travel.europe
John[_11_]
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Default The mystery of Ireland's worst driver

wrote:
On 20 Feb, 09:29, Lord Taylor of Blackburn
wrote:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/n...899171.stm?lss


And this is on topic how?


And you are following correct netiquette by cutting surplus text how???


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Old February 20th, 2009, 07:33 PM posted to rec.sport.rugby.union,rec.travel.europe
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On Feb 20, 11:46*am, wrote:
On 20 Feb, 09:29, Lord Taylor of Blackburn
wrote:





http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/n...899171.stm?lss


The mystery of Ireland's worst driver


Polish driving licence (generic)


Poles are Ireland's largest immigrant population
Details of how police in the Irish Republic finally caught up with the
country's most reckless driver have emerged, the Irish Times reports.


He had been wanted from counties Cork to Cavan after racking up scores
of speeding tickets and parking fines.


However, each time the serial offender was stopped he managed to evade
justice by giving a different address.


But then his cover was blown.


It was discovered that the man every member of the Irish police's rank
and file had been looking for - a Mr Prawo Jazdy - wasn't exactly the
sort of prized villain whose apprehension leads to an officer winning
an award.


In fact he wasn't even human.


"Prawo Jazdy is actually the Polish for driving licence and not the
first and surname on the licence," read a letter from June 2007 from
an officer working within the Garda's traffic division.


Map showing Poland


"Having noticed this, I decided to check and see how many times
officers have made this mistake.


"It is quite embarrassing to see that the system has created Prawo
Jazdy as a person with over 50 identities."


The officer added that the "mistake" needed to be rectified
immediately and asked that a memo be circulated throughout the force.


In a bid to avoid similar mistakes being made in future relevant
guidelines were also amended.


And if nothing else is learnt from this driving-related debacle, Irish
police officers should now know at least two words of Polish.


As for the seemingly elusive Mr Prawo Jazdy, he has presumably become
a cult hero among Ireland's largest immigrant population.


And this is on topic how?- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Don't care. Made me laugh.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 07:38 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Road_Hog
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"John" wrote in message
...
wrote:
On 20 Feb, 09:29, Lord Taylor of Blackburn
wrote:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/n...899171.stm?lss


And this is on topic how?


And you are following correct netiquette by cutting surplus text how???


And you are following correct netiquette by by not cross posting how?


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Old February 20th, 2009, 10:35 PM posted to rec.sport.rugby.union,rec.travel.europe
tim.....
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"Alan S" wrote in message
...
On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 10:33:13 -0800 (PST),
wrote:

On Feb 20, 11:46 am, wrote:
On 20 Feb, 09:29, Lord Taylor of Blackburn
wrote:





http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/n...899171.stm?lss

The mystery of Ireland's worst driver

Polish driving licence (generic)

Poles are Ireland's largest immigrant population
Details of how police in the Irish Republic finally caught up with the
country's most reckless driver have emerged, the Irish Times reports.

He had been wanted from counties Cork to Cavan after racking up scores
of speeding tickets and parking fines.

However, each time the serial offender was stopped he managed to evade
justice by giving a different address.

But then his cover was blown.

It was discovered that the man every member of the Irish police's rank
and file had been looking for - a Mr Prawo Jazdy - wasn't exactly the
sort of prized villain whose apprehension leads to an officer winning
an award.

In fact he wasn't even human.

"Prawo Jazdy is actually the Polish for driving licence and not the
first and surname on the licence," read a letter from June 2007 from
an officer working within the Garda's traffic division.

Map showing Poland

"Having noticed this, I decided to check and see how many times
officers have made this mistake.

"It is quite embarrassing to see that the system has created Prawo
Jazdy as a person with over 50 identities."

The officer added that the "mistake" needed to be rectified
immediately and asked that a memo be circulated throughout the force.

In a bid to avoid similar mistakes being made in future relevant
guidelines were also amended.

And if nothing else is learnt from this driving-related debacle, Irish
police officers should now know at least two words of Polish.

As for the seemingly elusive Mr Prawo Jazdy, he has presumably become
a cult hero among Ireland's largest immigrant population.

And this is on topic how?- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Don't care. Made me laugh.


Me too:-)

Those Prawo Jazdy users may be part of the reason why my
Europcar rental rate of 108 one way for a week
Dublin to Shannon tripled to 323 when insurance was added.

Which is relevant to rte.

Or it may just be the permanent L plate drivers there who
never get a full licence. Or simply bad drivers.
http://archives.tcm.ie/breakingnews/...tory273556.asp

Although, in hindsight, the only place in Europe I saw worse
drivers than the Irish was in Poland, or near Poland from
cars with Polish plates.


You obviously ain't been to Croatia on a weekend (they drive a bit better on
weekdays presumably because the traffic police work those days).

Greece was pretty hairy too, the lollipops with the numbers on, might as
well not have been there.

tim


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Old February 20th, 2009, 10:48 PM posted to rec.sport.rugby.union,rec.travel.europe
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On Feb 20, 10:35*pm, "tim....." wrote:
"Alan S" wrote in message

...



On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 10:33:13 -0800 (PST),
wrote:


On Feb 20, 11:46 am, wrote:
On 20 Feb, 09:29, Lord Taylor of Blackburn
wrote:


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/n...899171.stm?lss


The mystery of Ireland's worst driver


Polish driving licence (generic)


Poles are Ireland's largest immigrant population
Details of how police in the Irish Republic finally caught up with the
country's most reckless driver have emerged, the Irish Times reports.


He had been wanted from counties Cork to Cavan after racking up scores
of speeding tickets and parking fines.


However, each time the serial offender was stopped he managed to evade
justice by giving a different address.


But then his cover was blown.


It was discovered that the man every member of the Irish police's rank
and file had been looking for - a Mr Prawo Jazdy - wasn't exactly the
sort of prized villain whose apprehension leads to an officer winning
an award.


In fact he wasn't even human.


"Prawo Jazdy is actually the Polish for driving licence and not the
first and surname on the licence," read a letter from June 2007 from
an officer working within the Garda's traffic division.


Map showing Poland


"Having noticed this, I decided to check and see how many times
officers have made this mistake.


"It is quite embarrassing to see that the system has created Prawo
Jazdy as a person with over 50 identities."


The officer added that the "mistake" needed to be rectified
immediately and asked that a memo be circulated throughout the force.


In a bid to avoid similar mistakes being made in future relevant
guidelines were also amended.


And if nothing else is learnt from this driving-related debacle, Irish
police officers should now know at least two words of Polish.


As for the seemingly elusive Mr Prawo Jazdy, he has presumably become
a cult hero among Ireland's largest immigrant population.


And this is on topic how?- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


Don't care. Made me laugh.


Me too:-)


Those Prawo Jazdy users may be part of the reason why my
Europcar rental rate of 108 one way for a week
Dublin to Shannon tripled to 323 when insurance was added.


Which is relevant to rte.


Or it may just be the permanent L plate drivers there who
never get a full licence. Or simply bad drivers.
http://archives.tcm.ie/breakingnews/...tory273556.asp


Although, in hindsight, the only place in Europe I saw worse
drivers than the Irish was in Poland, or near Poland from
cars with Polish plates.


You obviously ain't been to Croatia on a weekend (they drive a bit better on
weekdays presumably because the traffic police work those days).

Greece was pretty hairy too, the lollipops with the numbers on, might as
well not have been there.

tim


take a bus in Pakistan.....quite an adrenalin buzz
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Old February 20th, 2009, 11:03 PM posted to rec.sport.rugby.union,rec.travel.europe
tim.....
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"Lord Truscott of Brownenvelope" wrote in message
...
On Feb 20, 10:35 pm, "tim....." wrote:
"Alan S" wrote in message

...



On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 10:33:13 -0800 (PST),
wrote:


On Feb 20, 11:46 am, wrote:
On 20 Feb, 09:29, Lord Taylor of Blackburn
wrote:


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/n...899171.stm?lss


The mystery of Ireland's worst driver


Polish driving licence (generic)


Poles are Ireland's largest immigrant population
Details of how police in the Irish Republic finally caught up with
the
country's most reckless driver have emerged, the Irish Times
reports.


He had been wanted from counties Cork to Cavan after racking up
scores
of speeding tickets and parking fines.


However, each time the serial offender was stopped he managed to
evade
justice by giving a different address.


But then his cover was blown.


It was discovered that the man every member of the Irish police's
rank
and file had been looking for - a Mr Prawo Jazdy - wasn't exactly
the
sort of prized villain whose apprehension leads to an officer
winning
an award.


In fact he wasn't even human.


"Prawo Jazdy is actually the Polish for driving licence and not the
first and surname on the licence," read a letter from June 2007 from
an officer working within the Garda's traffic division.


Map showing Poland


"Having noticed this, I decided to check and see how many times
officers have made this mistake.


"It is quite embarrassing to see that the system has created Prawo
Jazdy as a person with over 50 identities."


The officer added that the "mistake" needed to be rectified
immediately and asked that a memo be circulated throughout the
force.


In a bid to avoid similar mistakes being made in future relevant
guidelines were also amended.


And if nothing else is learnt from this driving-related debacle,
Irish
police officers should now know at least two words of Polish.


As for the seemingly elusive Mr Prawo Jazdy, he has presumably
become
a cult hero among Ireland's largest immigrant population.


And this is on topic how?- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


Don't care. Made me laugh.


Me too:-)


Those Prawo Jazdy users may be part of the reason why my
Europcar rental rate of 108 one way for a week
Dublin to Shannon tripled to 323 when insurance was added.


Which is relevant to rte.


Or it may just be the permanent L plate drivers there who
never get a full licence. Or simply bad drivers.
http://archives.tcm.ie/breakingnews/...tory273556.asp


Although, in hindsight, the only place in Europe I saw worse
drivers than the Irish was in Poland, or near Poland from
cars with Polish plates.


You obviously ain't been to Croatia on a weekend (they drive a bit better
on
weekdays presumably because the traffic police work those days).

Greece was pretty hairy too, the lollipops with the numbers on, might as
well not have been there.

tim


take a bus in Pakistan.....quite an adrenalin buzz

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I know most of the population has moved to Europe but I didn't think they'd
moved the border as well

tim


 




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