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FTA Ireland calls for tougher roadside enforcement

FTA Ireland has called for increased roadside enforcement to match new traffic laws covering roadside impairment tests for drug driving; higher penalty points for speeding, mobile phone use and not wearing seatbelts; and allowing unconscious drivers to be tested.

Neil McDonnell general manager, FTA Ireland said:“There is no doubt that these new traffic laws will improve road safety levels on Irish roads, but FTA Ireland would like to also see that the measures should be matched with an increased resource for roadside enforcement by Gardai.

“We also believe that enforcement should go further and therefore, legislation must ensure severe penalties for drivers who fail to bring their driving licence to court- thereby avoiding the fixing of points to their licences.”