1,000 drivers in Kerry on fifth or more provisional licence

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There are a thousand drivers in Kerry on their fifth or more provisional licence.

That’s twice the number of such learner permits in Co Donegal, which has the worst record nationally for road fatalities, but also has a higher population than Kerry.

Road Safety Authority spokesperson, Brian Farrell says some people are abusing the licencing laws by deliberately failing driving tests to stay in the learner system.

He says 1,000 people in Kerry are relying long-term on the learner permit system is concerning.