— Video has over 123,000 views and nearly 900 comments.
Two Garda social media accounts posted references this morning to a cyclists using motorways when the accounts linked to a video with a cyclist on a snow-covered regional road, where cycling is permitted.
The road in question is a dual-carriageway section of the Navan Road in Dublin, formally part of the N3 but now re-classified as the R147.
The section is beside the Navan Road Parkway Railway Station. It has footpaths, cycle tracks and a bus lane — three things which aren’t on motorways.
The message from the official Gardai account on Facebook said: “Please use common sense! Bikes are not permitted on motorways today or any other day.”
The @gardatraffic account on Twitter used the same text and also added: “Exercise extreme caution on the roads and plan your journey in advance #winterready #RSA” and linked to the video on Facebook.
The video — posted on the official Garda account on Facebook — is not taken using a dash camera as there is notable camera movement, showing a large part of the dashboard. The video appears to be taken right of the centre of the vehicle.
Questions by commenters under the video about who was holding the camera went unanswered on the video which was posted 15 hours ago.
We have contacted the Garda press office for comment this evening and will post an update if they respond tomorrow.
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