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05-01-2019, 23:05   #61
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Yes but that doesn't mean many still do. I know people who commute to and from work everyday by car driving on the motorway from down the country to Dublin and they've been driving for the guts of four or five years.

I suggest you call the Gardai.


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Anyone from that era would be at least 55/56 years old now.
And still sh1te driving.

Sure I see a hell of a lot of N plates being driven like absolute plonkers.
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There’s shed loads of experienced drivers out there that shouldn’t even be let out in a car after dark!
You’re spouting some amount of nonsense TBH.
That's always the thickest argument in all this.

"There's loads of bad drivers so let loads of new inexperienced drivers out too, because!!!!"

Rubbish.
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And still sh1te driving.

Sure I see a hell of a lot of N plates being driven like absolute plonkers.
Spot on,

Those who received licenses from the amnesty will be on the road for many years yet.

The N plates are the only ones you see, imagine the ones who aren’t displaying L/N plates. Very common.
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Yes in so much as was in the media. An accident can happen even the most experienced of drivers, pretty hard to pin blame solely on that aspect.
But MUCH more likely to be caused by an inexperienced driver.

The Gardai did a full investigation. There would have been a coroners report. Do you honestly believe that you know what did or didn't contribute to the accident and the professionals investigating got it wrong?
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I'll give you all a good one.

I witnessed a delivery van from ready chef driven at speed the wrong way down George's Street in town. He overtook 3 buses and a car in the 3 rd lane which is the opposite side and through a red light pedestrian crossing with people crossing.

I reported it.

But as it was my word against his the guard would be unable to prosecute.

Bit of a strange one to be honest as the footage in my vehicle showed him overtaking.

Oh well.
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Spot on,

Those who received licenses from the amnesty will be on the road for many years yet.

My elderly female neighbour has a HGV licence for god sake.
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anyone got a link to the add in question
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Killing someone's family is also in poor taste/tone.

I did a 3-day first aid course and was taught the basics of first aid. If I try to do CPR on someone, but they die anyway, I won't be held accountable. However, if I try to do brain surgery, which I'm not trained for and they die, well, I was acting far beyond my training and would be negligent to have tried brain surgery at all. I would be held accountable.

Similarly, learner drivers are required to be accompanied by trained drivers. If they aren't accompanied, they are acting beyond their training and need to be held accountable.
She was held accountable and she has been punished. This is further punishment. How much punishment is enough. My heart goes out to the bereaved man but this vengeance is not going to bring his family back.
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My elderly female neighbour has a HGV licence for god sake.
Does she know there’s a hgv driver shortage? Better get her signed up
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and they very controversial question did he leave any of his children drive unaccompanied?
Could you expand on this please?
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What nonsense? Ah shure youll be grand had our road fatalities at the numbers they were
37 years ago when I was 21, I had already passed bikes, cars and HGV tests. No amount of licenses or experience could have prevented a girl walking out in front of my car on Baggot St one day. She landed on the roof, thankfully just badly bruised. In spite of what you say, accidents do just happen.
My fear for the learner driver in this case is that if they keep vilifying her in the media they might push her into doing something more stupid than driving unaccompanied. She’s been given her punishment. They need to leave her alone. There isn’t one of us here that hasn’t driven unaccompanied.
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She was held accountable and she has been punished. This is further punishment. How much punishment is enough. My heart goes out to the bereaved man but this vengeance is not going to bring his family back.
If this ad like t he drunk driver ad stops one person it's good imo

The drunk driver was jailed for 7.5 years, she was banned for 15

Shame the ads don't mention that
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If she had not caused them to go off the road perhaps they might still be alive?

She admitted in court to driving dangerously and causing the collision
I didn't know this as it's not mentioned in the ad.
I'm not going to comment further because I feel it's a really sensitive topic.
Rest in peace mum and daughter.
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37 years ago when I was 21, I had already passed bikes, cars and HGV tests. No amount of licenses or experience could have prevented a girl walking out in front of my car on Baggot St one day. She landed on the roof, thankfully just badly bruised. In spite of what you say, accidents do just happen.
My fear for the learner driver in this case is that if they keep vilifying her in the media they might push her into doing something more stupid than driving unaccompanied. She’s been given her punishment. They need to leave her alone. There isn’t one of us here that hasn’t driven unaccompanied.
No the pedestrian was at fault for crossing where she shouldnt be and you are required to be mindful of pedestrians
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