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The Daily Poll

Poll: Are drink-driving laws fair to those in rural areas?

A coroner in Kerry has said older men in rural areas are becoming more isolated because even one pint can now put them over the limit. Have your say here…

A CORONER IN south Kerry has stated that the current drink-driving laws are leading to older males in rural areas feeling more isolated – and that some of them were taking their own lives as a result.

The remarks by coroner Terence Casey were carried in this morning’s Irish Examiner. He said that older men who live alone in areas could no longer go to the pub for even one pint as that quantity could now put them over the limit.

What do you think of the application of the drink-driving laws? Do you think it is fair that they apply equally to those in rural areas, where public transport is not available, as they do everywhere else?

Poll Results:

Yes it's fair - the drink-driving laws should apply to everyone (1450)
No it's not fair - there should be some limited exceptions (1062)
I don't know (118)

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