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Written Answers. - Driving Licences.

Tuesday, 26 November 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 1

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 71. Dr. Upton Information on Mary Upton Zoom on Mary Upton  asked the Minister for Transport Information on Seamus Brennan Zoom on Seamus Brennan  his proposals for a review of the provisional driver licence system; when he expects the review to be completed; when he expects to have specific proposals in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23462/02]

 139. Mr. J. Bruton Information on John Bruton Zoom on John Bruton  asked the Minister for Transport Information on Seamus Brennan Zoom on Seamus Brennan  if he intends to abolish provisional driving licences; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23500/02]

 158. Mr. Murphy Information on Gerard Murphy Zoom on Gerard Murphy  asked the Minister for Transport Information on Seamus Brennan Zoom on Seamus Brennan  if he intends to reform the provisional licences; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23501/02]

[160]Minister for Transport (Mr. Brennan): Information on Seamus Brennan Zoom on Seamus Brennan I propose to take Questions Nos. 71, 139 and 158 together.

A provisional licence may be granted to a person who wishes to learn how to drive a vehicle to pass a driving test. This licence provisionally allows a person to drive that vehicle in a public place. Over the years various changes have been made to the regulatory conditions under which provisional licences have effect. I am considering whether further changes are desirable in this regard. I am reviewing the provision whereby holders of second provisional licences for cars are not required to be accompanied by a person who holds a driving licence for that category of vehicle. All other provisional licence holders other than drivers of motorcycles and work vehicles must be accompanied by a qualified driver at all times when driving in a public place.

However, I am considering renaming provisional licences to reflect their reformed status.


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