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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Galway Driving Tests.

Wednesday, 26 January 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 220 No. 2

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Mr. Coogan: Information on Fintan Coogan Zoom on Fintan Coogan asked the Minister for Local Government if he is aware of the great hardship on applicants from Clifden, County Galway, caused by their having to attend for driving tests in Galway city which is 50 miles away; and if he will now have tests for people on the western seaboard carried out at a more convenient centre.

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney Driving tests must, in general, be carried out in the larger centres of population where varied traffic conditions are experienced. It is recognised, however, that where a person has to undergo a test on a slow moving vehicle, such as an agricultural tractor or a moped, there would be grave hardship on him if he were required to travel a long distance with his vehicle to an appointed centre. In such cases, arrangements are now made whereby the test may be carried out otherwise than at a regular centre. These arrangements for the carrying out of limited tests apply to the area of Galway county west of Galway city.

Mr. Coogan: Information on Fintan Coogan Zoom on Fintan Coogan So, they are not to be Monte Carlo tests any longer?

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney I think that is what the Deputy wishes them to be.


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