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To: Road Safety Authority Ireland

Removal of discriminating RSA TV ad

Removal of discriminating RSA TV ad

Remove the current television ad as it is discriminating Learner Drivers and also Young Drivers. The ad makes it look as if all Learner drivers should be judged as dangerous people on the road when in fact they are not. This ad puts a stigma on Learner Drivers and it will make insurance premiums rise again and again.

Why is this important?

The sole purpose of this petition is to remove a television ad made by the Road Safety Authority Ireland. This Ad has not truthfully shown the Learner Drivers of irelands ability to drive.My view is that the new Clancy amendment is only a Revenue collection system and my solution is remove the Clancy amendment and launch a secondary school subject where in transition year or in the curriculum have a subject on road safety and the chance to book and sit your Driving test while still in school, this will dramatically reduce the number of learner drivers on Irish roads and dramatically increase road safety. We also have to seriously reduce the driving test waiting times. Please message me if you have any questions about this petition.

Republic of Ireland

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Reasons for signing

  • I too was a learner driver for 8 years only in December i got my full licence no accidents in all the time I was driving on provisional so it is discriminating all Learner drivers.What happened is devastating but this is why there called accidents. People on learner permits are trying to work maybe take children to school but when there licence is taken off them this is ridiculous. Many accidents happen everyday and the majority of them are NOT learner drivers.
  • I know what it is like to be a learner driver, How to they think we are going to get to work or more, I have hospital appointments every 2 weeks which is over an hour away from me and I have to have someone else drive me that is completely unfair. What happened to that man was sad but there is no need to punish us learner drivers because of it.
  • I see young old and middle age ppl make stupid mistake daily. Why should we punish our young drivers.


2019-02-18 18:31:04 +0000

Thanks everybody on your continued support. in my local kerryman this week or next their will be an article with Councillor John Francis Flynn well worth a read.

2019-01-27 10:03:05 +0000

10,000 signatures reached

2019-01-24 12:47:02 +0000

Please keep signing this everyone thanks for you much appreciated support keep continuing to share on social media platforms and emails

2019-01-23 22:13:24 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2019-01-23 11:57:23 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2019-01-23 11:19:29 +0000

Thanks for your support everyone please share and spread the word as Iā€™m going to be forwarding this to tds offices and rsa. People power šŸ‘šŸ»

2019-01-23 10:00:40 +0000

500 signatures reached

2019-01-22 22:34:33 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-01-22 18:54:57 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-01-22 15:26:05 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-01-22 14:26:01 +0000

10 signatures reached