Thursday 17 August 2017

Time to put the brakes on ideas that persecute rural drivers

Plan: Transport Minister Shane Ross. Photo: Tom Burke
Plan: Transport Minister Shane Ross. Photo: Tom Burke
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Gerard O'Regan used his column (Irish Independent, April 29) to support Transport Minister Shane Ross in his crazy idea to criminalise the rural driver and refers to evidence which he then fails to produce.

I have been driving for more than 50 years and have never had or caused an accident, and my experience is that the driver with three glasses of beer would be a long way down the list of people who cause accidents. Speed, discourtesy and tiredness are, in my experience, the main causes of accidents.

If you really want to change the accident rate, you could cut the speed limit by 50pc, but this would not suit Mr O'Regan, Mr Ross and others who seem to me to have an anti-rural agenda.

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