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IPH response to the Regulations to tackle drink driving in Northern Ireland

Creator:

Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH)

Subject Keywords: Alcohol Consumption, Drink Driving, Road Traffic, Accident
Catalogue: Policy
Policy consultation responses
Type: Policy
Region: All-island
Description:

New provisions to tackle the harm caused by drink driving in Northern Ireland were included in the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill that completed its passage through the NI Assembly in January 2016.

The provisions include two new lower drink drive limits, the lowest of which will apply to novice and professional drivers, together with a new graduated penalty regime. The Bill also provides for new police powers which will increase the likelihood of being stopped and tested. It also ensures that a greater number of drink drivers will complete the drink drive rehabilitation course.

A programme of subordinate legislation is now required to enable implementation of the new arrangements.

Date:

22/06/2016

DOI:

10.14655/749069-1022704

Rights: © IPH
Suggested citation:

Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH). (2016) IPH response to the Regulations to tackle drink driving in Northern Ireland [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/1022704 [Accessed: 13th November 2019].

  

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