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Road Safety.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 17 December 2008

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Ceisteanna (95, 96)

Emmet Stagg

Ceist:

129 Deputy Emmet Stagg asked the Minister for Transport when he will publish the National Pedestrian Safety Strategy; the reason the deadline for the publication of this strategy by the third quarter of 2008 has been missed; the measures that will be contained in the pedestrian safety strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46356/08]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Transport)

Under the Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (Conferral of Functions) Order 2006 (S.I. No 477 of 2006) this is a matter for the Road Safety Authority.

Jan O'Sullivan

Ceist:

130 Deputy Jan O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Transport when he will publish legislation to facilitate the introduction of the full graduated driver licence scheme; the reason this legislation has been delayed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46358/08]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The Road Safety Strategy 2007 — 2012 outlines a range of measures to be considered in relation to a Graduated Driver Licensing System. The driver licensing regulations, which were made in October 2007, providing for the introduction of a learner permit to replace the provisional licence and some other measures, were the first step in the introduction of a Graduated Driver Licensing System.

A progressive roll-out of appropriate measures is envisaged as the most practical approach for implementing the Graduated Driver Licensing System.

The Road Safety Authority is currently preparing a consultation paper on the issue, and I will consider in due course the proposals which emerge from that process.

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