Mullingar Woman Criticising Ministers Blocking New Penalty Points System

Her son died in a road crash in 2006.

A Westmeath woman whose teenage son died in a road crash is criticising ministers planning to block a new penalty points system.

Transport Minister Shane Ross wants to introduce laws that would see fines based on how much a driver is over the speed limit.

Anyone caught doing 30 kilometres an hour more than the limit could face prosecution and a €2,000 fine.

However, it's reported some rural ministers are opposed to the plans, with one describing them as "too heavy handed".

Mullingar's Donna Price, founder of the Irish Road Victims Association, thinks the changes will save lives:

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