The mum of a boy killed by a drunk driver says it’s an insult to her family that stricter laws are being held up.
An automatic ban for people with a blood alcohol limit of between 50 and 80 milligrams has been delayed amid high profile objections from vintners and politicians like Danny Healy Rae.
Under the current law driving bans are only handed out for first offences above the 80mg level.
Gillian Treacy’s son was killed in 2014 by a driver seven times over the legal limit.
She's attending an international road safety conference which has heard that drink driving arrests are up almost a fifth this year.
"The opposition to this bill is an insult to my family and the memory of Ciaran. I appeal to politicians to please stop putting narrow vested interests ahead of people's lives, and to support this bill."
Transport Minister Shane Ross says the Road Traffic Bill will save lives and has expressed his frustration that it's being stalled.
"Those who (say) some of my colleagues are puppets for the publicans are not far off the mark. Meanwhile as the bill languishes for three months in Leinster House, lives are being lost on the roads."
The conference has also heard that between 2008 and 2012 alcohol was a factor in 38 percent of fatalities.