Learner drivers set for tougher penalties

Learner drivers set for tougher penalties

Learner drivers are set to face tougher penalties for breaking traffic rules.

Government Ministers will today discuss measures in a new Road Traffic Bill - which includes a provision to impose two penalty points for beginners who are caught driving unaccompanied.

If they are not showing their L-plates on their vehicle they will get another two points on their licence.

It is thought that around one in 10 drivers on Irish roads are using provisional licences.


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