21 Feb, 2009
Prawo Jazdy is actually not a human
Posted by: Michał In: p for press
Have you heard about a Mr Prawo Jazdy? He made the headlines in the UK, Poland and Ireland this week and managed to embarrass the Irish police.
Because while they were searching for this elusive driver with multiple addresses, the Poles reading the story, including me, couldn’t really believe it. According to the BBC:
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.
Such behaviour wouldn’t surprise me. But it would be foolish to judge Mr Jazdy at this stage:
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.
Yes, my dear readers, look at the top of your driving licence. What does it say there? Just above your name? ‘Driving licence’. Or ‘prawo jazdy’ in Polish. Must be one of my favourite stories in recent months…
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