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Anger over road carnage.


SAFETY chiefs have accused the Government of not having the will to stop the carnage on Irish roads.

The National Safety Council has criticised the Department of Transport for failing to implement fully its road safety strategy.

Chairman Eddie Shaw said Minister Martin Cullen lacked the "will" to tackle the issue and added: "Frustration is not the word for how I feel about the delay in rolling out the penalty points scheme.

"There is no collective Government will to do this. That, in particular, applies to the current Minister for Transport."

He added that if the Government had met its road safety pledges an average of 142 lives would be saved on the roads each year.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 6, 2005
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