People in Sligo say they have no problem with an all out drink-driving ban

A leading road safety campaigner in the region says she is disappoointed at government ministers who have voiced reservations about aspects of proposed new measures that would automatically ban motorists convicted of drunk driving.

At present, drivers found under a certain limit only receive penalty points for a first offence.

But a Bill by Transport Minister Shane Ross would introduce a mandatory driving ban.

The Bill is expected to proceed to the Dail in the Autumn.

Among six ministers who oppose the Bill is Donegal’s Joe McHugh, something Mary Clinton of the road safety group A-Ceart is not happy about:

Out on the streets of Sligo today, these people who spoke to Ocean FM News were in NO doubt about where they stood on the issue: