Greens call for automatic liability in child cycle accidents
on 22/06/2012 13:19:29
The party says the move would bring Ireland into line with Germany and the Netherlands.
Speaking at a conference in Dublin today, the party's Ciarán Cuffe argued that making motorists liable would result in cars slowing down in the presence of children.
Mr Cuffe argued that this would lead to more children cycling to school, and safer roads.
Concerns were also expressed that progress on many cycling initiatives from the Green Party's period in government had slowed to a crawl.