Night-time curfews for young drivers to be introduced in Northern Ireland

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The new Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill will introduce tougher drink driving laws, tougher police powers for breath tests, a mandatory minimum period for learning to drive before taking the test and night restrictions on young drivers carrying passengers. In welcoming the Assembly's backing for his new road safety Bill, Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said: "Last year 74 people lost their lives on our roads. We cannot, if at all possible, let this carnage continue. What I have done in this B