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The inconvenient truth: Road safety trumps all else

The Road Traffic Bill’s tough stance on unaccompanied learner drivers is justified

18th February, 2018
BMW 630 Gran Turismo

One of the many amendments to the Road Traffic Bill being championed by Minister for Transport Shane Ross is causing controversy this week, though it was passed by the cabinet before the end of 2017, was rejigged following a review by the Office of the Attorney General and is due to go before the Oireachtas in the coming weeks. It pertains specifically to unaccompanied learner drivers.

The current law states that a learner driver must be...

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