Does anyone have a clue what the idiot Varadkar is on about?
From what I can gather, he is miffed because judges aren't throwing penalty points around like confetti?
It is none of his fucking business what judges do. It's a judges job to interpret the law and if that law is a stupid fucking law then it is the judge's right – nay, obligation – to ignore that law.
“It is a very difficult issue to address because we do have a separation of powers between the courts and the legislature,” Mr Varadkar said.
And that's only right and proper. It is the legislature's job to make the laws, and the court's job to apply them. If the judges ignore those laws then tough shit – they were more than likely crazy laws to start with.
That penalty points thing is a farce anyway. If they gave every driver in the country twelve points, would it make the blindest bit of difference to the standard of driving? There are a few who have collected a point or two and who are driving more carefully as a result but in general, the points system is a farce. They lash out penalty points for anything and everything these days so it's damn difficult avoiding them.
Anyways, there should be only a couple of laws applied to motorists. The main one should be "dangerous driving" as that covers everything. Was the driver driving in a way that could [or did] cause death or injury? Simple. Too many cases are brought where people did nothing more than infringe some daft law that is the wet dream of some idiot politician like Varadkar.
If I drive [carefully] across a junction at four in the morning when the lights are against me but there isn't another car in sight, is that driving dangerously or recklessly? No, but I can get penalty points for it. If I cross a white line on a clear road – ditto. Just take a look at the list and tell me how many of those situations pose in immediate risk of death or injury.
It's all just another indication of how the gubmint are law-obsessed.