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IrelandNew Government plan could allow exemptions for convicted drink drivers while banned

08:05  04 march  2019
08:05  04 march  2019 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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You could be imprisoned, banned from driving and face a fine if you're found guilty of a driving ban for at least 1 year (3 years if convicted Bottle of beer holding out of a car Convicted drink drivers could be offered a a chance to drive to work while on a court ban under a new Government plan .

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New Government plan could allow exemptions for convicted drink drivers while banned Bottle of beer holding out of a car Convicted drink drivers could be offered a a chance to drive to work while on a court ban under a new Government plan.

The exemption is being examined by Junior Transport Minister Brendan Griffin - he has requested officials to look at a similar system in New Zealand.

The proposal, if agreed, would allow convicted drivers to operate on a limited licence so they can drive to work.

Junior Transport minister Brendan Griffin told The Sunday Business Post: "I have asked officials to come back to me on it. I am happy to consider and look at proposals."

In New Zealand drivers looking for the right to drive on a ban must prove in court that the punishment would cause them extreme hardship or undue hardship to their employer.

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Undue hardship to a person they care for could also be considered.

New Government plan could allow exemptions for convicted drink drivers while banned © AlexRaths Whiskey with car keys and handcuffs concept for drinking and driving Reports suggested that if introduced in Ireland it would allow people to drive to and from work - or during their working day.

It will possibly be considered for drivers close to the drink driving limit.

The potential moves come as there is a slash back against draconian road traffic laws targeting drunk drivers and also learner drivers in recent weeks.

New legislation means that a strategy of issuing three points for convicted drivers found over the limit between 50 and 80mgs per 100ml of blood has been shelved.

They are now banned for three months and receive a fine of €200.

New Government plan could allow exemptions for convicted drink drivers while banned DUI concept. Law gavel, alcohol and car keys on a wooden desk, dark background The Vintners' Federation of Ireland said it would support any move to lessen the blow of a drink driving conviction.

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A spokesman said: "Given the successful implementation of such a law in other jurisdictions the VFI supports the calls for limited licences to be introduced in Ireland.

"Since the introduction of the (changes) last October along with the surge in garda checkpoints, people in rural Ireland feel under seige, to the extent they are scared to frequent pubs or drive the morning after a night out.

"There is huge disquiet in rural areas about the issue that taps into social isolation and maintaining community cohesion."

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