Farce is a test of our patience
ATTEMPTS to reduce the drink driving limit have been dogged by farce. Last year, rowdy Fianna Fail backbenchers objected to the new measures in the Dail.
They succeeded in having a sanction of six points reduced to three. Now that the legislation has finally been passed, it transpires that the gardai do not have the appropriate equipment to put it into effect.
Some people question the worldwide statistics that show that when alcohol limits are lowered, death and injury are reduced. Sceptics say that it is the fear of prosecution that reduces the number of cars on the road that this is why there are fewer accidents.