New driving ban legislation welcomed by Armstrong

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has welcomed new legislation recognising driving bans in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The change means people banned on one side of the border will now have the prohibition extended to the other jurisdiction. It covers drivers banned for reckless or dangerous driving, hit-and-runs and driving while under the influence of drink or drugs.

“The number of people killed on our roads fell slightly last year and while that reduction is welcome, one death is one too many,” said Ms Armstrong.

“Anything which increases road safety and potentially leads to even fewer deaths, injuries and crashes can only be commended.

“Anyone who drives dangerously or while under the influence of drink or drugs places other road users and pedestrians under risk, which is not acceptable. Road accidents do not stop at borders and neither should road safety.”

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