Time’s up for ‘learner’ drivers gaming the system

Time’s up for ‘learner’ drivers gaming the system
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Having 170,000 unqualified drivers on the road is a public safety issue, one that needs to be tackled urgently

Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by a journalist at the Irish Times last week, it came to light that a massive 125,860 drivers using learner permits received between 1984 and 2016 have never sat a driving test. Instead, they have had multiple learner permits. How is this possible? Because of a glaring loophole in the licensing system that allows a driver to renew their learner permit as long as they have actually booked...

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