Learner drivers set for tougher penalties
Learner drivers are set to face tougher penalties for breaking traffic rules.
Government Ministers will today discuss measures in a new Road Traffic Bill - which includes a provision to impose two penalty points for beginners who are caught driving unaccompanied.
If they are not showing their L-plates on their vehicle they will get another two points on their licence.
It is thought that around one in 10 drivers on Irish roads are using provisional licences.