Friday, 7 September 2018
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Road Traffic Legislation
I would like to thank the Deputy for his concern to see this Act in effect as soon as possible, a concern which I share.
To date, no sections of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 2018 have been commenced. The Act addresses two principal matters, drink driving and driving by unaccompanied learners. In each case, preliminary arrangements need to be put in place by my Department and An Garda Síochána before commencement, and work is well under way on this.
At this point it is not possible to give a date for commencement, but I am happy to assure the Deputy that the provisions of the Act will be commenced as soon as practicable.