Do you think Ireland’s drink driving laws are too strict?
A Sligo – Leitrim TD has said people should be allowed to drive after drinking two alcoholic drinks.
The new Road Traffic Bill would see those detected over the blood alcohol limit automatically disqualified.
It would impose a three-month driving ban for those caught with a blood alcohol level of between 50mg and 80mg per 100ml.
Fianna Fáil Deputy Eamon Scanlon claims Ireland’s drink-driving laws are already strict enough.
He said “One or two drinks, I don’t think, genuinely, will create a problem for most people – I don’t think it would,”
He added “I think what we’re doing is a bit excessive. Even as we are, the regulations in this country are way more excessive in other European countries,”
Today I want to know if you agree with this TD and think people should be allowed to drive after one or two drinks.
Or if you agree with a zero tolerance approach!
As you know, Christmas is next week and many people will be out enjoying themselves or visiting family and some people will decide to get behind the wheel after drinking.
I think we all agree the driving while drunk is a disgusting thing to do as you are not only endangering your own life, you are endangering others.
But – what about those people who say one or two drinks doesn’t affect them and they are capable of driving.
Here is a hypothetical scenario – you are visiting family over Christmas. You have one or two bottles of beer while you are there and then after a while you get into the car and drive home. You feel fine but technically you are over the limit.
This TD believes that should be allowed – do you?
I want to know what you think –
Do you think this TD’s opinions on drink driving are outrageous? Or do you agree with him?
So – should someone who drinks one or two drinks be allowed to drive?