L-Driver Tuition To be Mandatory

Next week will see new rules for learner drivers will come into operation.

It is part of a new road safety strategy from the Road Safety Authority which will also see a new graduated driver licensing system being implemented and the introduction of mandatory tuition for all learner drivers.

All the professional tuition will have to be recorded in a logbook and it is also planned to introduce a reduced speed limit for learner drivers, although no limit is mentioned in the strategy.

Under the new road safety strategy, the RSA is also to advise the Government on the recommended new blood alcohol level for drivers.

Included in the action plan is the national rollout of a Garda Traffic Corps by the end of 2008.

On the issue of seatbelts, the strategy aims to increase adult front seatbelt wearing rates from 86% to 95%.


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