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Only Slight Drop In Learner Driver Fines Despite Covid Travel Restrictions

Mullingar's Donna Price says it's a disgrace.

7,345 fines were paid for learner or novice driver offences last year. 

It's just 11 fewer than 2019, despite Covid-related travel restrictions being in place for much of last year. 

Learner drivers have to be accompanied by a fully qualified driver, and newly qualified drivers have to use N plates for two years. 

Mullingar's Donna Price, chairperson of the Irish Road Victims Association, says the new figures are a disgrace:

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