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Saturday 10 December 2016

Legislation to combat rickshaw drug trade

Fianna Fail TD Jack Chambers says amendments have been drafted for the 2016 Road Traffic Bill by FF transport spokesperson Robert Troy, which will regulate for the use of rickshaws
Fianna Fail TD Jack Chambers says amendments have been drafted for the 2016 Road Traffic Bill by FF transport spokesperson Robert Troy, which will regulate for the use of rickshaws

A proposal to regulate rickshaws in Dublin will be brought before a transport committee tomorrow.

Last week, an undercover investigation revealed how a number of rickshaw drivers in the city centre are selling drugs.

Our reporter approached drivers working in the capital and each of them confirmed they had drugs for sale. The drivers we encountered were selling weed, cocaine and pills while working on our capital's streets.

Drafted

Fianna Fail TD Jack Chambers says amendments have been drafted for the 2016 Road Traffic Bill by FF transport spokesperson Robert Troy, which will regulate for the use of rickshaws.

"This area has been operating outside of the law for a number of years now with no accountability," Mr Chambers said. "These amendments will ensure this area is properly regulated while allowing for the continued safe use of rickshaws all over the country."

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