Monday June 1, 2020

Plan to counter filibustering of drink-driving legislation

New road traffic bill will mean an automatic three-month ban for those convicted of drink-driving, if it can get past opponents in Dáil

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

6th May, 2018
Shane Ross

A new plan has been drawn up to stop rural TDs from stalling drink-driving legislation again this week.

The Road Traffic Bill will automatically put every drink-driver off the road for at least three months.

It will also see parents have their car seized if they allow their children to use it to drive unaccompanied on a learner permit, and introduce minimum passing distances for drivers overtaking cyclists.

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