A new automatic ban for drink driving could be on the cards.
Transport minister, Shane Ross, is pushing to introduce a new plan which would see drivers caught with more than 50 milograms of alcohol per 100 mililitres of blood banned from driving for three months.
Under current rules drivers caught with between 50-80mg of alcohol receive an on-the-spot €200 fine and three penalty points.
However, the Transport Minister wants to change this to an automatic driving ban. That would mean one drink would put many people over the limit and facing a three month ban.
Recent figures show that up to eight people a year have died in accidents where a driver had low alcohol levels in their system.
The new plans come after it was revealed that 152 people were arrested every week for suspected drink driving.