Today is not yet over here in Ireland and the year is about half way through. To date this year, 200 people have died in a total of 173 road accidents in Ireland. This is 18 more than the same period last year. Tonight it Friday night, and it is not beyond the bounds of possibility that 2 or 3 more might die before the six months are up. We have a population in the region of 4 million. Our motorists drive like maniacs, very obviously. And they persistently drive while intoxicated. Our police force is stretched coping with all the calls upon its time and resources. Penalty points for certain offences were introduced and seem to have had no effect. 2, 3, 4 or 5 points may be awarded for certain offences and if you accumulate 12 or more in 3 years you lose your licence for at least 6 months. How do other nationalities compare?