Road Traffic (Drink Driving) (Amendment) Bill

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Consultation opened on 03 September 2012. Closing date 05 October 2012.

Summary

Proposals for a draft Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill and two additional proposed measures to tackle drink and drug driving in Northern Ireland

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Consultation description

Over the last two decades significant improvements have been made in reducing drink driving in Northern Ireland but unfortunately more needs to be done. Over the last five years (2007-2011) 76 people have been killed and 522 seriously injured by drivers impaired by drink or drugs. In 2009, the Department issued a consultation paper inviting views on a range of measures aimed at deterring people from drinking and driving.

Following on from this the Department of the Environment has proposed amendments to the Road Traffic Bill with additional measures included to tackle drink and drug driving in Northern Ireland.

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