Proposal to Double Penalty Points – ‘Insane and Nonsensical’ – Michael Healy Rae TD

Sharing the hymn sheet: Tánaiste and Fíanna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin, TD and Kerry Independent Michael Healy Rae, TD are as one in opposing the RSA proposal to double penalty points for drivers caught speeding or using mobile phones while driving. Photographs: John Reidy

The proposal to double penalty points for speeding and mobile phone use has been strongly criticised and condemned by Kerry Independent T.D Michael Healy Rae.

The relentless pursuit of drivers by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has been raised on many occasions in the Dail by Deputy Healy Rae and he has continuously sought for the Government and the Gardai to look at all causes of road deaths and not just attribute them all directly to driver behaviour.

“The RSA seems hell bent on taking the simplistic and easy route of blaming the driver all the time and the proposal to double the penalty points was an absolutely insane nonsensical and a wrong proposal,” he said.

Deputy Healy Rae has welcomed the fact that Tánaiste Micheal Martin has rubbished this proposal and is now looking forward to seeing it being binned for good.

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