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New legislation will save lives on the roads - Boylan

5 June, 2014 - by Cathal Boylan

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan said today that new proposed road safety legislation will save lives and he urged people to have their say on the proposals. 

The Newry and Armagh MLA said; 

"I welcome any new proposals which will save lives on the roads. But it’s important people have the opportunity to help shape the legislation. 

"Young road users are a group who are at particular risk and it is crucially important that we engage with them before introducing changes to legislation. 

"We also need to have input from other road users and members of the public. 

"The proposals will include a number of changes to many aspects of driving. 

“Some of those proposals include a requirement for quad bike users to wear a helmet while on a public road, a new drink driving training and testing regime for learner drivers and restrictions on new drivers. 

"I would encourage all organisations and individuals with an interest in road safety to have their say on this Bill.

“It’s important we make sure that any measures brought forward will make our roads a safer place for all in the future."

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