By Robbie Byrne
Gardaí in Co. Waterford were forced to dish out 20 fixed charged penalty notices to motorists this weekend after a number were found to be parked illegally.
The vehicles in question were parked along a narrow stretch of coastal road between Tramore and The Guillamenes.
Taking to Twitter earlier today, the Garda Traffic account stated that the cars "caused serious road obstructions & put other road users at risk."
Followers of the account were left divided over the fines.
One Twitter user noted that "people [have been] locked up...for a year" while another claimed, "you'd get an artic down that road easy & no double yellows on the side [they're] parked."
Others, however, saw the danger of the parked vehicles with one stating that they were "parked on a blind bend" which in itself is "incredibly dangerous."
Tramore Gardaí issued 20 fixed Charge Penalty Notices to motorists for illegally parking over the weekend at Guillamene Cove, a local beauty & swimming spot. They caused serious road obstructions & put other road users at risk.#SaferRoads pic.twitter.com/7u0jpv9svJ
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) May 31, 2021
Image: Garda Traffic Twitter Account