Garda Cór Tráchta

The Garda Traffic Corps (in Irish Garda Cór Tráchta) was a specialised branch of An Garda Siochána, the Irish Police (see their vehicles at this link). As the name suggested, it was tasked with traffic duties – but could be used for other emergencies as well. As of 2017/18, the Traffic Corps has been amalgamated into the new Póilíneacht Bóithre (Garda National Roads Policing Bureau), vehicles branded for that can be found here.

Car-Based Vehicles

These would be the most numerous vehicles of the Garda Traffic Corps you’d encounter on a day-to-day basis.

Garda Traffic Corps - 06-D-4481 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 06-D-4481 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - 06-D-82561 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 06-D-82561 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - 06-D-82563 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 06-D-82563 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - 06-D-82563 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 06-D-82563 – © Bernd Biege

Garda Traffic Corps - 06-D-82563 - © Bernd Biege

Garda Traffic Corps - 06-D-82566 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 06-D-82566 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - 06-D-82566 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 06-D-82566 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - 06-D-82566 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 06-D-82566 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - 06-D-82566 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 06-D-82566 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - 07-D-2234 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 07-D-2234 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - 07-D-2234 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 07-D-2234 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 07-D-8028 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps – 07-D-8028 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps – 07-D-8028 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps – 07-D-8028 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps - 07-D-15468 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 07-D-15468 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - 07-D-15468 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 07-D-15468 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - 07-D-15475 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps – 07-D-15475 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps – 07-D-15475 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps – 07-D-15475 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps - 131-D-21088 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps – 131-D-21088 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps - 131-D-21088 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps – 131-D-21088 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps - 131-D-21088 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps – 131-D-21088 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps - 141-D-4872 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps – 141-D-4872 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps - 141-D-4872 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps – 141-D-4872 – © Bernd Biege 2015

Car-Based Vehicles in Silver

Strange interval – for a while, the Garda Traffic Corps opted for a livery based on a silver paintjob, presumably to enhance the re-sale value of the cars (as is common in other countries, like Germany).

Garda Traffic Corps - 11-D-8725 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps – 11-D-8725 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps - 11-D-9033 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps – 11-D-9033 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps - 11-D-9033 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps – 11-D-9033 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps - 11-D-9033 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps – 11-D-9033 – © Bernd Biege 2015

4×4-Based Vehicles

Not all traffic work takes place in good weather and on perfect roads, so the Garda Traffic Corps also used 4×4 vehicles:

Garda Traffic Corps - 06-D-82155 - © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps – 06-D-82155 – © Bernd Biege 2015
Garda Traffic Corps - 06-D-83696 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 06-D-83696 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - 06-D-83696 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 06-D-83696 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - 06-D-83696 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 06-D-83696 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - 06-D-83696 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 06-D-83696 – © Bernd Biege

Same vehicle as above, but used as a towing vehicle for the Garda Mounted Unit:

Garda Traffic Corps - 06-D-83696 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 06-D-83696 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - 06-D-83696 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 06-D-83696 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - 06-D-83696 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 06-D-83696 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - 07-D-49308 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 07-D-49308 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - 07-D-49308 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 07-D-49308 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - 07-D-49308 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 07-D-49308 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - 07-D-43781 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 07-D-43781 – © Bernd Biege

Motorcycles

Garda Traffic Corps - Breakfast Time in Dublin - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – Breakfast Time in Dublin – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - 02-D-77150 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 02-D-77150 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - Motorcycle in Dublin - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – Motorcycle in Dublin – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - Motorcycle in Dublin - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – Motorcycle in Dublin – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - 08-D-5848 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 08-D-5848 – © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps - 08-D-5848 - © Bernd Biege
Garda Traffic Corps – 08-D-5848 – © Bernd Biege

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