Originally Posted by soldiergirl
You are right I will have to make a decision about what to do with this information, as I am not only worried about his safety, but especially about the safety of others.
However, I am now in a situation where I am being accused of potentially ruining his life and livelihood should I take any sort of acting.
If stopped in Canada, the first thing a police officer says in accordance with standard police procedures is “Can I please see your driver license and registration” - regardless of the reason for being stopped.
That does not seem to be case in Ireland as he was stopped for various reasons in the past, including speeding. Again, he does actually have car insurance, which he must have gotten with his learner license, but that learner license expired years ago (at least 5 yrs. Ago).
Therefore, unless Garda specifically asks for proof of license, which they do not seem to do, he is fine when stopped as all his relating paper work is in order. I guess that as long as he stays with that same insurance company nobody will question his driver license status.
I find it hard to believe that a person with any kind of expired driver license would be covered by car insurance for years without end.
Seems to be for the reasons quoted by jhegarty and the thread I found.
You are required to carry your licence with you at all times.
I've always been asked for it when stopped by the Gardai. One time I didn't have it on me and had to show it at the nearest Garda station within 7 days I think it was along with my Insurance Cert.
The person is trying to put you on a guilt trip. It seems they aren't licenced out of sheer laziness. They must have had umpteen chances to do it properly.
It's this simple, get a licence or don't go on the road. At this point in time, being untested they have serious potential to ruin someone else's life.
Licenced or not when we get in a car we are in charge of something that has the potential to kill.