Enforcing Law Will Stop Learner Drivers – Troy

Written 4 months ago by Newsroom

Fianna Fáil’s Transport spokesperson doesn’t believe increasing the cost of a learners permit will deter motorists exploiting a loophole – but enforcement will.

Over 120,000 people are using a loophole to continue driving with sitting the test.

Longford Westmeath Deputy Robert Troy says staffers within the Fianna Fáil party will come up with ideas – as well as ask the Minister, Shane Ross when new testers will be hired, and if it will be accelerated.

He believes there needs to be more Gardaí to make sure the Clancy Amendment is followed though.

The law came into effect in December, and gives members of the force the ability to seize a car driven by an unaccompanied learner.

Department of Transport figures show the numbers in the Traffic Corps across Laois-Offaly and Westmeath has dropped by almost a third in the last decade.

Deputy Troy says making sure the law is followed will help: