2 April 2015

'Drivers should do refresher exam'

Some form of mandatory 'refresher' for driving licence holders would be a positive thing, the CEO of the Road Safety Authority, Moyagh Murdock, said today, writes Brian Byrne.

She was speaking at the RSA-sponsored international conference on Children & Road Safety being held today in Dublin Castle.

Her remark was in response to a suggestion by Roseanne Brennan, mother of Jake who was killed last year while playing in his housing estate, and who's campaign for 'Jakes's Law' has resulted in a commitment by the Government to bring in a 30km/h or lower speed limit in housing estates.

Ms Brennan made the suggestion during a question and answer session at the conference, where she also said that it could take 'up to 40 years' to implement the speed limits, because the €2m allocated for signage was insufficient,

Ms Murdock responded to that by saying the resources allocated were a matter for the minister and the local authorities, but she understood that more funding would be forthcoming should it be necessary.

(Ms Murdock is pictured above with Professor Alf Nicholson, one of the speakers at the conference.)