New learner-driver laws come into force tonight

New learner-driver laws come into force tonight

New laws clamping down on provisional licence-holders are due to come into force at midnight tonight.

From tomorrow, all learner drivers will have to be accompanied by an experienced driver who has held a full licence for at least two years.

Almost 336,000 people in Ireland have provisional driving licences and around one third of those are waiting to sit a driving test.

Speaking over the weekend, Communications Minister Eamon Ryan said he was confident the Gardaí would be able to enforce the changes effectively.


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