ZERO CHANGE TO ALCOHOL LIMITS IN NEW ROAD TRAFFIC BILL -DALY

July 11th 2018

ZERO CHANGE TO ALCOHOL LIMITS IN NEW ROAD TRAFFIC BILL -DALY

SCAREMONGERING MAY HARVEST VOTES BUT IT IS NO USE TO VOTERS
Minister of State Jim Daly has slammed the reckless scaremongering of Independent TD’s to New Road-traffic Bill.
Mr Daly said

‘’The scaremongering and hysteria engaged in by the small group of Independent TD’s over the Road Traffic Bill would embarrass Donald Trump.

Their claims are nothing more than ‘fake news’ mixed with a bit of Killinascully style play-acting.

It has, however, created a mess and a panic which responsible politicians must clear up.

I have met many constituents over the weekend who are under the impression that the new blood alcohol limit is now zero. It is actually not changed at all, and remain the same as it was before this new bill.

It is important in this regard for voters to be told, and to know that under the new bill the alcohol limits have not been changed by a millilitre.

Those who have been acting in compliance with the current law need not change their behaviour.

Those who have not been acting compliantly do, which of course was always the case.

Penalties for those caught drink driving have been toughened up.

The scaremongering of Independent TD’s may harvest votes, but it is of no use to voters.

In that regard, I am particularly concerned that people who previously drove into town to socialise or to engage in other events will stop because of the amateur dramatics of these populist irresponsible TD’s. Some people felt they were now even deprived of having a drink at home at night in fear of  driving to work in the morning under this “zero alcohol” gossip put about by these independent TD’s. I say to these workers the legal limit is exactly the same, I cannot stress it enough.

Voters who are concerned by the claims of these independent TD’s should note that after recent performances they are open to the charge that they would say the earth is flat if it secured them a vote.

Indeed, given the nature of the contributions to this debate, perhaps they do think it.

ENDS