Donegal campaigner welcomes new laws on learner drivers

A Donegal road safety campaigner says new laws which could see guardians who allow a learner driver use their car unaccompanied should be passed.

Mary Clinton of the A-Ceart action campaign is well know for her deep interest in road safety issues.

She’s also involved in the development of this new Road Traffic Amendment Bill which has made these proposals and will come before the Dail again next week.

It means that parents or anyone who lets a learner drive their car alone could face a sanction of €2000 or 6 months in prison for the offence.

Head of AA Ireland Conor Faughnan said this week that he feels the laws could be hard to pass as they are punishing a person for someone else’s behaviour.

But Mary Clinton says anything that saves lives is welcome: