Senator Mark Daly has called on the government to implement Section 21 of the Criminal Justice which allows for smart tagging or electronic tagging for those charged with a serious offence.
Following reports this week that drivers who were already banned from driving were involved in 500 collisions causing serious injury or death.
Senator Daly commented “This government needs to implement smart policing and smart tagging criminals will allow Gardai to check on their smart phone if the driver is disqualified. This law is already in place it just needs the Government to implement it.
“Rural Ireland is living in fear and this system would not only cut crime rates, but it also makes economic sense as people who are released from prison and tagged would only cost the taxpayer €6.45 a day whereas it costs €263 to keep a prisoner in jail.
LISTEN: RTE Radio 1 – Senator Daly discusses his proposal to tag disqualified drivers likely of re-offending 4th January 2017