March 23, 2017

Automatic ban: Department of Transport confirm those found guilty of drink driving will receive an on the spot ban

It has been confirmed in the past hour that anyone caught drink driving will automatically disqualified from driving.

The news which will be welcomed by many, was confirmed by Transport Minister Shane Ross who said that he hopes that the General Scheme of a Road Traffic Bill can be now be passed as soon as possible, and without any amendment.

Mr Ross told reporters that disqualifying drivers who were found to be drink driving was “proportionate” and would “ultimately save lives”.

Minister Ross has been lobbying for stricter rules in recent months as the number of road fatalities continue to rise.

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