Donegal road safety urges minister to close new law loophole

Road safety campaigners are are again warning that the new Road Traffic Bill - due to be discussed by the Dáil again today - could mean drivers involved in fatal collisions could escape being breathalysed.

Up to now, Gardai could only test a driver for alcohol at the scene of a crash if they believed that drink had been taken.

Under the new rules, testing at the scene of collisions is mandatory, but gardai can decide NOT to carry out a breath test if the surviving driver is a state of shock, trauma, or unconsciousness.

Susan Gray, the Donegal based founder and Chairperson of PARC, wants the Transport Minister to close this loophole............

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