Time to rewrite drink drive laws
Published 01/11/2015 | 02:30
The main legislation dealing with road safety has been updated and modernised regularly over the years but yet six out of 10 people due before the courts on drink-driving offences are able to escape without a conviction.
This is a scandalous state of affairs, of course, and a sad indictment of the piecemeal fashion in which successive administrations have contrived to play catch-up with those who have routinely, and with success, played ducks and drakes with the system.
In the first instance, however, fault must be laid where it is most deserved and that is with those drivers who, outrageously, still blithely sit behind the wheel of a motor car after they have consumed alcohol.