Ireland is, to the best of my knowledge, the only country in the civilized world to have recently allowed its citizens to drive a car (or large van, for that matter) on public roads with no requirement for tuition in the rules of the road, or to provide proff of competancy of any kind. To view this as anything other than lunacy is incredible to me. Those without licences who complain at the new rules regarding learner drivers need to get a grip; millions of people all over the world manage to live their lives within the rules relating to learner drivers. The police need to come down hard on those breaking the rules and driving solo with no licence. Death on the roads.