Council to use numberplate recognition amid concern over trucks taking toll-free detour
Up to 600 trucks a day are passing through the heritage town of Abbeyleix, most likely to avoid paying tolls on the M8
A county council is going to use numberplate recognition technology to track trucks travelling through a heritage town amid concerns that the majority of them are doing so to avoid motorway tolls.
Up to 600 trucks a day are coming off the M7/M8 motorway at the Portlaoise junction for a 38km detour when travelling between Dublin and Cork.
They pass through the heritage town of Abbeyleix in Laois and then Durrow and Culohill before rejoining...
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