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Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today

MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS FROM all over Ireland will be in Galway today for the Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM.

The annual conference began yesterday and will continue tomorrow, when it will be addressed by Health Minister Simon Harris.

Several motions are set to be discussed today, including a proposal to call on the government to legislate for an automatic ban from driving, “of appropriate duration”, for anyone convicted of drink driving offences, including first time offenders.

The debate will be timely given Transport Minister Shane Ross’ proposed legislation that would mean anyone caught driving over the legal alcohol limit would get a minimum three-month ban. The bill has been criticised by some, including a number of rural TDs.


Source: Órla Ryan, The, 21/04/17 

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