New policy is a green light to drink drive
Published 12/04/2011 | 05:00
JUST so I have this correct -- from September, learner drivers will be subject to a lower drink-driving limit of just 20mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. This compares with a 50mg limit for fully qualified drivers.
This is telling people that it's okay to drink and drive, or worse, we are telling them that when they have proven themselves on the road, then they can drink more! You have earned your stripes and proved capable, now go and enjoy another pint!
It is a rash decision by Transport Minister Leo Varadkar who clearly doesn't want to upset publicans.