Please support drink-driving laws and make our roads safer
This week, the Oireachtas Transport Committee resumes its scrutiny of the Road Traffic (Fixed Penalty - Drink-Driving) Bill 2017. The bill does not change current alcohol limits. What is being changed is the penalty for drivers convicted of drink driving with a blood/alcohol concentration of 51mg to 80mg.
The bill has met strong opposition from certain vested interests - especially from the vintners, who have a history of opposing reforms to drink driving for decades.
Fortunately, the publicans of Ireland do not determine the laws of Ireland. That responsibility rests with our political parties.