Enforce the law, save lives on our roads
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.
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.