Tuesday 6 December 2016

Enforce the law, save lives on our roads

Published 07/08/2015 | 02:30

As the latest figures show that 93 people have been killed on the road already this year, the more enforcement there is, the better
As the latest figures show that 93 people have been killed on the road already this year, the more enforcement there is, the better

Given that the shelves of the Law Library are creaking under the weight of new volumes, it is surprising that not until this June did gardaí have the power to arrest people on the spot who are caught driving while banned. So far, four motorists have been jailed and 117 have been charged.

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It should be remembered that at the moment some 25,000 people have been disqualified from driving.

It made a complete nonsense of the law that penalty points and court rulings could be ignored and a driver could get back behind the wheel with impunity.

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