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The mystery of Ireland's worst driver "Prawo Jazdy"


Happymeal 7 | 35
19 Feb 2009  #1
The mystery of Ireland's worst driver

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/7899171.stm

"It was discovered that the man every member of the Irish police's rank and file had been looking for - a Mr Prawo Jazdy - wasn't exactly the sort of prized villain whose apprehension leads to an officer winning an award.

In fact he wasn't even human.

"Prawo Jazdy is actually the Polish for driving licence and not the first and surname on the licence," read a letter from June 2007 from an officer working within the Garda's traffic division.

wildrover 98 | 4,452
19 Feb 2009  #2
Ha... made me smile.....wonder if i could get away with telling the Police Policja my name is Mr Driving Licence......?
santosh - | 11
19 Feb 2009  #3
Thread attached on merging:
Will the real "Prawo Jazdy" please surrender!

news.yahoo/s/nm/20090219/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_ireland_police_polish

Irish Police officers were tearing their hair out trying to find a Polish man who had clocked up 50 traffic offences, with 50 different addresses, His name was Mr "Prawo Jazdy" who was never caught!!

Finally one of the officers noted that the name that they were copying down when they took the offenders name was "Prawo Jazdy" which means "Driving License" in polish!

So there are 50 lucky polish motorists who escaped with offences are you one of them? :-)
pawian 159 | 9,552
19 Feb 2009  #4
broken link removed
Elssha - | 123
19 Feb 2009  #5
yay for the language barrier? ^_^
Don't those things have the #'s explained in PL and ENG on the back?
hehehe
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163
19 Feb 2009  #6
wonder if i could get away with telling the Police Policja my name is Mr Driving Licence......?

I'm sure many would believe :)
pawian 159 | 9,552
19 Feb 2009  #7
Don't those things have the #'s explained in PL and ENG on the back?

Not yet.
plg 17 | 263
19 Feb 2009  #8
Here he is:
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Where exactly is the name of the driver on the Polish Driving Licence?

The UK Driving Licence is much easier. Typical Polish everything made difficult.

hehe
pawian 159 | 9,552
19 Feb 2009  #9
The UK Driving Licence is much easier. Typical Polish everything made difficult.

This is called a test of intelligence. After all, it was Poles who broke Enigma code! :):):)

Where exactly is the name of the driver on the Polish Driving Licence?

If I say: Prawo Jazdy, will you believe me??? :):):):)
Bartolome 2 | 1,085
19 Feb 2009  #10
Where exactly is the name of the driver on the Polish Driving Licence?

Exactly in the same place as on the British one: under No. 1.
plg 17 | 263
19 Feb 2009  #11
so show me a polish one please?
wildrover 98 | 4,452
19 Feb 2009  #12
scroll up a bit...you will see one....
pawian 159 | 9,552
19 Feb 2009  #13
so show me a polish one please?

You didn`t pass the intelligence test. :):):) Just like the Irish police. :):):)
wildrover 98 | 4,452
19 Feb 2009  #14
You know that in Ireland you can,t get fire and theft insurance for a car...the insurance companies don,t believe anyone would steal a car thats on fire...!
plg 17 | 263
19 Feb 2009  #15
so

arkadiusz bacz.............is a name?

no wonder the polis got confused
wildrover 98 | 4,452
19 Feb 2009  #16
arkadiusz bacz.............is a name?

Indeed it is......Did you hear about the Polish driver asked to take an eye test....? Can you read the bottom line of the chart says the doctor ? Read it , says the Pole... . I know the guy....!
Trevek 26 | 1,702
20 Feb 2009  #17
The UK Driving Licence is much easier. Typical Polish everything made difficult.

Well at least the Polish licence doesn't include that ridiculous piece of green paper. I get laughed at when I produce that. I once tried to hire a car in UK using just my plastic card and they wouldn't let me cos I didn't have my green bit!

A similar story; a friend of mine's father works in Spain. He registered for something in Spain and was asked his name. He gave them his id. Spaniards have several names, apparently, so it was a puzzlement for the clerk to be confronted by two names.

Jacek's dad left the office and later looked at the his piece of papr to find he'd been registered under the name of "president of olsztyn"

Just saw a prawo jazdy today. The title "pawo jazdy" is written one the second line, under something which looks like French. It's the same size lettering as the other info and so might be easily mistaken for a name rather than a title of the card.
plg 17 | 263
20 Feb 2009  #18
plg:
arkadiusz bacz.............is a name?

Indeed it is......Did you hear about the Polish driver asked to take an eye test....? Can you read the bottom line of the chart says the doctor ? Read it , says the Pole... . I know the guy....!

Wildrover, as someone who is learning polish that is funny

And Trevek do you mean the COUNTERPART?? aka : the ridiculous piece of green paper...
pawian 159 | 9,552
20 Feb 2009  #19
Just saw a prawo jazdy today. The title "pawo jazdy" is written one the second line, under something which looks like French. It's the same size lettering as the other info and so might be easily mistaken for a name rather than a title of the card.

??? Under what is it written? What looks like French? Which license are you talking about? :):):)
Trevek 26 | 1,702
21 Feb 2009  #20
I was talking with one of my students about it yesterday and he whipped his out. He showed me his and I showed him mine (including my ridiculous green bit).

He had a plastic one and the top line looked like something in French or Spanish. Underneath was written Prawo Jazdy. Presumably his was from a different period.

He showed me his driving licence too.
McCoy 27 | 1,276
25 Feb 2009  #21
Thread attached on merging:
Great success of Irish police

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/7899171.stm

great job lads! you finally get the mofo.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
25 Feb 2009  #22
Ha ha ha ha ha,
Nice one,
I wonder if he has a bank account and other IDs?.
Ha ha ha ha
Susanne - | 1
27 Feb 2009  #23
That was funny, made me laugh when I read about it in the paper.

I think the Irish police need lessons on Język Polski!
wildrover 98 | 4,452
26 Feb 2011  #24
Merged thread:
IRELANDS WORST DRIVER TRACKED DOWN.... he is Polish...!

I heard this story a while back...its still funny though...

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/7899171.stm
Des Essientes 7 | 1,291
26 Feb 2011  #25
I'm not sure I understand how the Irish police are making this mistake. Is it because the Polish immigrants they stop are showing them a Polish drivers license?
wildrover 98 | 4,452
26 Feb 2011  #27
OOOPs..sorry folks.... i knew i had seen it before...!

I,ll get me coat...!
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
26 Feb 2011  #28
I,ll get me coat...!

Oiy! that's not your coat either!

Funny story though, made me laugh like hell, I think I have bored (?) every Pole with it too :)
shewolf 5 | 1,077
26 Feb 2011  #29
That story is hilarious. I love it.
jonni 16 | 2,485
26 Feb 2011  #30
Must be a friend of this guy:

THE Polish vacuum cleaner whose boyfriend was caught having sex with a Henry Hoover has spoken of her shame and disgust at his gay love antics.

The Miele 1600 watt cylinder model said the two had met in an electrical appliance store in Warsaw and, after a whirlwind romance, had set up home in his apartment.

thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/hoover-sex-cleaner-ditched-by-polish-vacuum-20080304769


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