'The law is an ass... for some reason, drink driving often ranks equally with less serious offences' - Shane Ross
As our roads turn into the 'wild west', it is a scandal that drunk drivers can keep their licences, writes Shane Ross
'You can stuff your penalty points up your jersey, minister," muttered the fictional punter in the pub.
I am dreading the day I slip out for a break in a Dundrum pub. A totally sober customer accosts me. He has been given three penalty points that morning. He is irate. Three penalty points for 'failure to leave an appropriate distance between him and the vehicle in front'. He uses some pretty colourful language.
The indignant punter demands that I, as Minister for Transport, change the law. Probably retrospectively, but certainly immediately!