Gardai hit out at those who record crash scenes on mobile phones

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Gardai hit out at those who record crash scenes on mobile phones

Gardai hit out at those who record crashes on mobile phones

Gardai have criticised drivers who record the aftermath of crash scenes on their mobile phones.

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has described the act as 'extreme rubber-necking' and authorities has expressed concern at such videos being published on social media platforms.

Today, Gardai took to Facebook to warn drivers against recording such events.

Accompanying a picture of a crash scene, the post said: “Unfortunately, we are all familiar with scenes like this. Please don’t feel the need to film it. Besides, the Baftas were last week.

“Emergency services need room to work in dangerous environments and depend on other road users to act responsibly. Some motorists felt compelled to film and photograph what was going on.”