Case of the Mistaken Driver, Prawo Jazdy
In a classic case of mistaken identity, the case of the famous Polish Driver Prawo Jazdy has been solved; the true identity of the driver has been given.
Over the last few years, the named Polish driver had been stopped and issued with several driving offences. However each time he gave a different address. Recorded in 2007 the driver had more than 50 driving offences and the Gardai were keen to catch up with him.
The Garda Pulse system was working overtime trying to identify him.
The case was solved when a member of the garda traffic division checked the name in the Polish-English dictionary.
Prawo Jazdy is actually the Polish for driving licence and not the driver’s name.
The error occurred as this appears at the top of all Polish drivers’ licences and would appear to someone (who does not speak the language) that it is the driver’s name. It is only under this title that the text for first and last names are displayed.
A Garda source has reported that steps have been taken in the case and the issue has since been resolved.