However traffic control isn't always fun and games – and occasionally the account comes up with something that really sends shivers down your spine.
The tweet below from the force, posted this morning, was a perfect example of that; and the image of a vulnerable nine-year-old sitting atop the petrol tank of this vehicle is going to stick with us all morning.
Driver of this bike stopped on Charlemont St.-prov licence,no plates.9yr old on petrol tank with cycle helmet :-( pic.twitter.com/VVYerfGzkH
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) April 14, 2015
Thankfully tragedy was averted in this case... but we are getting a little bit fed up of uttering watery phrases like "Stay safe" when it comes to the roads.
On the evidence of this, maybe "Cop the fuck on" would be better suited.