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Poll: Should newly qualified young motorists be banned from driving at night?

It follows the proposed introduction of a similar ban in the UK.

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THE ROAD SAFETY Authority has said that it is examining a proposed UK licence system that would put a curfew on newly qualified young drivers.

The UK is moving towards a “graduated license system”, which would introduce restrictions on newly qualified drivers, although the idea is in its early stages there.

And Road Safety Authority CEO Moyagh Murdock told that the authority will monitor the restrictions – which could also include a ban on young drivers carrying children for six months after passing their test.

Murdock did say that the authority was not advocating the ideas, but was “interested” in developments on the other side of the Irish Sea and how they might help reduce the number of road deaths among young people here.

So we’re asking: Do you think newly qualified young drivers should be banned from driving at night?

Poll Results:

No (10732)
Yes (3219)
I don't know/No opinion (543)

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