Prawo Jazdy caught at last/Endlich gefasst

The Irish Times reports that Prawo Jazdy is the Polish term for driving licence – it is not the name of the driver.

HE WAS one of Ireland’s most reckless drivers, a serial offender who crossed the country wantonly piling up dozens of speeding fines and parking tickets while somehow managing to elude the law.

So effective was his modus operandi of giving a different address each time he was caught that by June 2007 there were more than 50 separate entries under his name, Prawo Jazdy, in the Garda Pulse system. And still not a single conviction.

It sounds as if the Irish don’t have EU-style driving licences yet, but it isn’t absolutely clear:

In Poland, a booklet-type licence such as the one used in the Republic was phased out in 2004 and replaced with a pink, credit card-sized licence with an EU flag, the words Prawo Jazdy in the top right corner with (in admittedly smaller type) the holder’s name and personal details.

(Thanks to Susanne on the pt yahoo group)

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