New driving test, speed cameras and ‘alco-locks’ part of bid to combat road deaths

Road safety committee signs off on series of priority actions as 59 people are killed on Irish roads so far this year

A voluntary alco-lock programme for truck and bus drivers will be introduced to prevent them from starting vehicles if they can not provide a breath sample

Longer operating hours for outsourced speed cameras, a new driving test and alco-locks for truck and bus drivers are going to be rolled out to halt the rise in road deaths.

Last year, 156 people were killed on Irish roads compared to 137 in the previous year. This was despite the fact that speeding fines were doubled last October from €80 to €160, along with fines for 15 other high risk driving offences. A further ...