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Will the real "Prawo Jazdy" please stand up

Another Polish drivers news story

Will the real "Prawo Jazdy" please stand up

Irish police have solved the mystery of a Polish recidivist who clocked up 50 traffic offences on different addresses and who was never caught, after one officer noticed his name meant driving licence in Polish.

An internal police memo cited by Irish papers on Thursday said officers taking details of Polish traffic offenders had been mistakenly using "Prawo Jazdy," printed in the top right corner of the driving licence, as the holder's name.

"Prawo Jazdy is actually the Polish for driving licence and not the first and surname on the licence," the police memo dated June 2007 said. "It is quite embarrassing to see the system has created Prawo Jazdy as a person with over 50 identities."

A police spokesman declined to comment on the reports

About 200,000 Polish people flocked to Ireland during the boom years of its "Celtic Tiger" economy but a poll in November indicated a third of them planned to leave due to recession.

Reuters

Re: Will the real "Prawo Jazdy" please stand up

It now has to be asked how many criminal citations have been issued to the notorious “Dowód osobisty”?

Re: Will the real "Prawo Jazdy" please stand up

I decline to make sweeping generalisations on the grounds that I might appear prejudiced ... errr ... against policemen.

Re: Will the real "Prawo Jazdy" please stand up

Surely this is a joke....

I feel I need to mention that Irish jokes are not particularly pc these days (no pun intended!)