RSA plans will do nothing to stop carnage on our roads – Cllr Harte

The recent plans put forward by the Road Safety Authority is missing the point and will do nothing to stop the carnage on our roads, according to Cllr Jimmy Harte.

The authority plans to introduce nine changes over the next two years that will result in an expansion of the driver theory exam and a significantly revised driving test format.

A range of new sentencing options for driving offences by learners caught speeding, not wearing a seatbelt or breaking traffic lights will also be introduced.

Cllr Harte says whilst the measures go a long way to combat wreckless driving, he says it's too late at 16 or 17 to instill discipline into young drivers.

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