Ireland’s Health and Safety Authority is trying to identify the vehicles and locations shown in these TikToks. The organization described this behavior as “shocking” and has the authority to fine employers for it.
Additionally, Ireland’s police force, An Garda Síochána, has said, “Any reckless behaviour which puts the lives of operators, passengers or any road users at risk, will be investigated fully.”
Michael Creed, Ireland’s minister for Agriculture, Food, and the Marine, also denounced these stunts on Twitter on Tuesday.
“This is alarmingly childish immature behaviour,” he wrote. “I see boys tasked with adult work clearly incapable of responsibility. I’m sure their families will be mortified. They’re lucky that’s curable. Too many others are not so fortunate!”
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