The Road Safety Authority has discussed reforms of the provisional driver licence system with the Transport Minister in Dublin today.
It comes after the death of three young men in a crash in County Mayo last night.
The victims have been named as 20 year old Aaron Morley, 21 year old Jonathon Donavan and 24 year old Patrick Morley.
The RSA is drawing up new rules on exactly what would be required at each stage to be a qualified driver.
Minister Martin Cullen said today the new system must improve driving standards.
"I want it done right, I think it has to be based evidentially.
"I think it has to be based on best practice. And while there are many ideas, we must come up with a system that's credible, that's workable and that really does deliver best practice."