Motorists have been urged to take the time to understand recent changes to the drink-driving laws ahead of the Christmas period.Drinkaware is making the call after people raised concerns over what they felt is the lack of clarity around recent changes to the legislation around drink driving.The group has urged drivers to be aware that the updated provisions of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 2018 are in effect since October 26.These new provisions increased the penalty for drivers detected with a blood-alcohol concentration between 50mg and 80mg from a €200 fine and three penalty points to three months disqualification from driving (plus a €200 fine).The penalties for learner, novice and professional drivers have not changed. Penalties for drivers in these categories remain the same at three months disqualification from driving and a fine of €200.Last year, 8,920 drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant, compared to 8,067 … [Read more...] about Drinkaware urges drivers to check new drink-driving laws
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Heavy duty taxes, drink driving laws and changing drinking habits are being blamed for the closure of a fifth of our pubs since 2005.The Drinks Industry Groups says the current tax regime favours off-licences.Rural pubs have been the worst hit with Cork losing a quarter of its public houses.Ollie Hayes, a pub owner in Moneygall in County Offaly said: "People are afraid to drive buts sure look the law has to be abided by."The cost of drink and the duty on drink, I mean a lot of people say we're overcharging in the pub, but the amount of duty on a drinking is quite high." … [Read more...] about Taxes, drink driving laws and changing habits blamed for closure of 20% of pubs since 2005
Explainer: How much can I drink under new drink-drive laws? And how long is the ban? Independent.ie Transport Minister Shane Ross’ Road Traffic Amendment bill will now go to President Michael D Higgins for consideration following months of unprecedented delay but what does the new law mean for drivers? https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/explainer-how-much-can-i-drink-under-new-drinkdrive-laws-and-how-long-is-the-ban-37131776.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article35900344.ece/54961/AUTOCROP/h342/pub%20pint%20app.JPG Email Transport Minister Shane Ross’ Road Traffic Amendment bill will now go to President Michael D Higgins for consideration following months of unprecedented delay but what does the new law mean for drivers? What does the new law address?Despite taking more than 30 hours to pass through the Dáil amid chaotic scenes and accusations of filibustering which were levelled at TDs in the Rural Independent grouping the bill is actually … [Read more...] about Explainer: How much can I drink under new drink-drive laws? And how long is the ban?
New drink driving laws have passed through all stages in the Oireachtas, after senators voted in favour of the legislation this afternoon.The Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill will see the introduction of an automatic driving ban for first-time offenders, including those detected at the lowest limit.It will also make it an offence for car owners to allow a learner driver to use their car without a qualified driver.The bill faced a protracted debate in the Dáil before it was passed earlier this month, amid strong opposition from a number of rural TDs.Senator Grace O'Sullivan today described the bill as a "step forward on road safety".Transport Minister Shane Ross welcomed the passage of the bill.He said: "I am particularly delighted that this Bill has finally completed all stages of its passage through the Houses of the Oireachtas, and I would like to thank the members of the Seanad for addressing it so efficiently. "This is a short but very important Bill, which will tackle two … [Read more...] about Strict new drink driving laws complete passage through Oireachtas
Europe 6 July 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44743503 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A controversial bill imposing stricter penalties on drink-drivers in the Republic of Ireland has been passed.When enacted, the legislation … [Read more...] about Tougher drink-driving laws for Ireland