After the announcement of Gay Byrne’s appointment as the chairman of the Road Safety Authority I had a thought. Why not ask some of those closest to the problem (the young people who, we keep hearing, are drinking, drugging and speeding themselves into oblivion) wehat they think will help cut road deaths and they were forthcoming with their opinions…
I think common sense would stop road deaths. If u see a friend stumbling outta de pub an into his car stop him. Sounds simple right?
Why dont cars b made that dont go above 80kph say? Dec from Athlone
Slow dem stupid boy racers down n teach dem 2 drive when it doesn’t involve doughnuts
Martin in athy. Engine size should be determined by age this should stop 18 year olds drivin 2 litre high performance cars
Change the speed limits on some country roads. Privatise the traffic offenses authority.
Driver training and road improvements. Eddie. Waterford.
Driver’s ed in school! I’m in transition yr and we cant do it as it wud cost 80 euro each, martin cullen shud get his arse ‘into gear’ ha ha.
Raise d age u hav 2b 2drive. Im 23 and a safe driver and my insurance is high becaus of there fools wit their civics speedin round d place !!
Better public transport. Wouldn’t need so many cars on road. Free in perth city austrailia worked a charm
Ive been driving for almost two years and I have never even come close to being stopped by a cop.I dont think Gay Byrne is going to rally(pardon the pun) the young drivers behind him.Most of these crashes happen about 3 in the morning when cocky young boy racers reckon it’s safe to soar miles over the speed limit because they think the night time rural roads are quiet. They end up crashing in a telegraph pole or at tree.I know because every Sunday morning I hear of some local eejit who has ended up in some ditch. Thankfully they are not often killed but it’s only a matter of time!
I’ve a tracking device in my car with axa it monitors my speed all the time, this means i have to obey the speed in all speeding zones, put them in al cars from g n galway
The fear of getting caught. Ie more gards
The only thing that will improve matters is proper training. It’s a disgrace that someone can drive for up to 4 years without having to do a test. Donal
Left hand drive cars from eastern europe. How can they see to overtake?
More random garda checkpoints on minor roads especially at night. Cathriona in Cavan
Safety belts, u’d b suprised d amount of people who don’t giv a flyin poo an don’t wear them. From Eleanor in Limerick.
Sorry rick but its drink driving and high on drugs barry in Monaghan
Same speed limiters as lorries with tacographs 4 all, take care of open roads speeding. Leave garda available for speeding in town/rural areas. John 21 offaly.
Most road deaths are on sub standard roads. Simple do 50mph and you will get home alive.Kieran from cork
Random breath testing between 2 to 4 in the morning at wkends.This is when majority of accidents are occuring.Martina from cavan.Ps i enjoy ur show..
hopefully gay will introduce cheap fuel efficient speed restricted funderland bumper cars
Breathalizer chks in pub car parks, no driving without full licence, ppl stop using handheld fone, women off rd, no sunday drivers. Ger, templeogue
When penality points first came in seemed to cut road dead maybe follow through on this idea before getting another new idea
If the 17-year olds in my class can afford a €2000 stake in a pyramid scheme, they can afford car insurance. Driver’s education is a great idea
Stricter licensing laws..(full license b4 let solo driving)… Capping speed capabilities of cars…More garda presence…Defo school drivers ed, it’s a major life skill! A bit more important than bunson burners n dissecting worms..
What do you think? Comments below are very welcome…
There’s also a poll running HERE