Gardaí to mount safety blitz on learner drivers

Gardaí are set to mount a safety crackdown on learner drivers over the next week in an effort to reduce the death toll among young motorists.

A special road safety blitz due to get underway tomorrow will specifically target provisional drivers who do not display L-plates or who drive unaccompanied.

Studies have found that male drivers aged between 17 and 20 are almost 10 times more likely to be killed or seriously injured on the roads compared to those in their 40s and 50s.

The six-day operation will also target drink-drivers and motorists who use their mobile phone while behind the wheel.


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