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AA criticises TDs for putting alcohol sales before safety

The motoring group has also criticised some of the legislation’s opponents for prioritising the sale of alcohol over the safety of consumers and users.

The Road Traffic Bill, introduced by Minister for Transport Shane Ross during the summer, proposes that anyone caught with a blood alcohol level of between 50mg and 80mg per 100ml will receive an automatic driving ban.

There is a possibility that the proposed legislation might not become law. Fianna Fáil has said it will oppose the bill, although Sinn Féin said they would support it.

Some Independent TDs are opposed to it and Fine Gael TDs have expressed reservations or said they needed to look at the evidence for the change.

AA Ireland says the planned change is strongly supported by motorists.

Current legislation allows for a fine and penalty points for drivers below the 80mg level.

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Source: Evelyn Ring, The Irish Examiner, 09/10/17 

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