Rickshaw regulations to be discussed today

An all-party committee will discuss new controls on rickshaw services across the country this morning.

Transport Minister Shane Ross will join members of the group as they address a new Road Traffic Bill which covers a number of areas including drug driving and lowering speed limits in residential areas.

Under the proposals, rickshaw drivers will face new licence requirements, as well as background and vehicle checks.

Fianna Fáil Deputy Robert Troy is on the committee - he says it needs to be dealt with: "The number of rickshaws in operation and in use, particularly in Dublin, has skyrocketed over the last number of years.

"There is no regulation, good, bad or indifferent in relation to them at the moment."

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