Many initiatives including the following:
2006-2011 – Campaign for mandatory testing of drivers involved in fatal and serious collisions. Law enacted 1 June 2011.
2006-2014 – Campaign for the testing of unconscious/incapacitated drivers involved in fatal/serious collisions for alcohol/drugs. Law came into place on 27 Nov 2014.
2012-2015 – Reprinting and distribution of our booklet ‘Finding Your Way – a guide for families following the death or serious injury of a loved one in a road traffic collision’.
2007-2015 – Celebration of World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims each year.
2010 -2014 – Sought and achieved penalty points for certain offences committed by learner, novice and professional drivers. Law enacted 8 Dec 2014.
2012-2014 – Campaigned for stricter penalties for drivers who leave the scene of a fatal crash. Law enacted 20 March 2014.
2012-2014 – Successful campaign for major changes to the outdated Garda C(T)68 form used to collect information from the scene of a RTC. Garda Form updated Jan 2014.
2014-2015 – Campaign for the reinstatement of mutual recognition of disqualified drivers between the UK and Ireland. A new agreement was signed by Ireland and UK on 30 October 2015. Ongoing.
2012- Present – Research of District Courts and reports of findings submitted to Ministers for Justice and Transport. Result: Gardaí commencing prosecutions for the first time in Ireland of drivers who fail to produce their licences in court. Ongoing.
2012- Present – Research of District courts and reports of findings submitted to Ministers on the continued use of the court poor box for penalty point offences despite a High Court ruling in 2014 stating that the practice was “incorrect”. Ongoing.
2014-2015 – Campaigned for extra powers for the gardai to arrest drivers who drive while disqualified. Law came into effect 22 June 2015.
2012 - Present – Pressing for ‘third payment option’ law to be enacted(Section 44 of the 2010 Act). Result: Ministers secured funding to update Garda IT systems to make section 44 operational - Dec 2014. Ongoing.
2014-2015 – Campaigned for the closure of a legal loophole whereby 14 new penalty point offences introduced in 2014 cannot be applied to driving licences on conviction. Minister signed commencement order on 28 July 2015.
2014 – Submission on EU Victims Rights Bill to Department of Justice.
2015 – Campaigning Minister for Transport for a consolidation of the Road Traffic Acts- ongoing.
2010-2011 – Successful campaign for the immediate enactment of law to close a legal loophole on penalty points. Law enacted 28 October 2011.
2007- 2011 – Conducted a survey on reducing the drink driving limits. Findings delivered to Gov. The Road Traffic Act 2010 included a provision for lower limits. Legislation enacted 28 Oct 2011.