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ABI comments on NI Road Traffic Amendment Bill

ABI’s response to the new measures passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly to improve road safety through the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill. 

This includes drink driving laws, night restrictions on young drivers carrying passengers and a mandatory minimum period for learning to drive before taking the test.

Ben HowarthBen Howarth, ABI Policy Motor Policy Adviser comments:

“This package of measures in Northern Ireland is a sensible move to better equip young drivers to handle the dangers of driving. Tough action and meaningful reform is needed across the UK to reduce the number of crashes involving young people, which is the single biggest cause of accidental death among this age group. A car is a potentially lethal weapon so it is vital that young people have the time to gain skills and a variety of different driving experiences when learning.”

Last updated 01/07/2016