Dáil Éireann - Volume 613 - 01 February, 2006
Written Answers. - Road Safety.
Mr. McCormack Mr. McCormack
155. Mr. McCormack asked the Minister for Transport when he intends to introduce initial compulsory training for motorcyclists; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3353/06]
Mr. Cullen Mr. Cullen
Mr. Cullen: The Road Safety Strategy 2004-2006 stated that compulsory initial practical training for motorcyclists would be introduced. A working group comprising of motorcycle interests has been considering the appropriate standards that will apply in this area and the standards that instructors must comply with. Overseeing the introduction of such training will be the responsibility of the proposed Road Safety Authority.
Primary legislation is necessary to facilitate the introduction of compulsory initial practical training for motorcyclists and the necessary amendment to the Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2004 will be brought forward as soon as practicable.
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