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Poll: Do you agree with a harsher penalty points system for novice drivers?

New measures could see novice drivers taken off the road after racking up just six penalty points. Do you agree?

NEW MEASURES AS part of the Road Traffic Bill will include a change in the penalty points system that would involve a strong crack down on learner and newly qualified drivers.

As well as the introduction of an ‘N’ plate for novice drivers, the number of points learners could incur before receiving a driving ban would be halved to just six, RTE reports.

It is expected newly qualified drivers will also be subject to a lower penalty points threshold for a driving ban.

Speaking on Morning Ireland today, chief executive of the Road Safety Authority said the new rules would target those “most at risk of killing or being killed” on the roads and the measures will reward good driving behaviour while punishing those who do not behave.

Do you agree with a tougher penalty points system for novice drivers?


Poll Results:

No (1698)
Yes (819)
I'm not sure (682)



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