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IrelandTwo thirds of motorists in Ireland caught speeding 'not receiving penalty points' on licenses

18:12  12 july  2019
18:12  12 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The minimum penalty for speeding is a £100 fine and 3 penalty points added to your licence . You could be disqualified from driving if you build up 12 or more penalty points within a period of 3 years - check your driving licence record to see if you have points on your licence . If you’re caught by a

Speeding : Drivers caught abusing the speed limit will receive 4 penalty points on conviction in court and a 12 penalty points on a driving license means automatic disqualification for drivers. It is the legal obligation of every motorist in Ireland to ensure that they have car insurance in place at all times.

Two thirds of motorists in Ireland caught speeding 'not receiving penalty points' on licenses © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited Only 13% of speeders in Kerry displayed licenses in court Penalty points may not have been given to the majority of drivers convicted of speeding offences, new figures show.

Just 34% of motorists presented their licenses when being convicted in courts across Ireland between 2017 and May 2019.

Road victims group PARC has questioned the application of the law.

It also suggested that as penalty points are not being received, would-be disqualified drivers are remaining on the road.

Spokeswoman Susan Gray said: "This shows that nobody is monitoring the situation.

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Almost two in three (65%) of drivers support the proposed introduction of graduated penalties for drivers caught speeding . In effect, this new system would mean that the more a driver is caught A similiar system is under consideration in Ireland , where one driver in Galway has been caught doing

Drivers caught speeding at between 20 and 30 km/h over the limit could get seven penalty points and a €200 fine, according to proposals from Minister for Under the plan, drivers travelling up to 10 kilometres above the speed limit would receive between three and five penalty points and an €80 fine.

"The minister is bringing in new speeding laws and he thinks his job is done. The agencies need to work together.

"If penalty points aren't being collated there will be some people who should be off the road and aren't."

Two thirds of motorists in Ireland caught speeding 'not receiving penalty points' on licenses © Collins Gardai are to begin using handheld devices which can check licenses Overall, 8,008 out of 12,429 people convicted did not have their licenses recorded for penalty points.

In the two-and-a-half years only 13% of speeders in Kerry displayed licenses in court, according to figures from the Courts Service released to Dublin TD Tommy Broughan.

Just 27 drivers from a total of 208 caught in Kerry, and only 196 out of 1,160 in Kildare had licenses recorded after conviction.

Four in five of those sentenced in Wicklow did present their licenses, while 68% of speeders in Wexford did so.

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It also shows how many penalty points you can get for them. Some offences may also involve a disqualification. Offence codes and penalty points must stay on your driving You’ll get an ‘MR’ code on your driving record if you’re disqualified while driving in Northern Ireland or the Isle of Man.

The figures include penalty points awarded to Northern Irish drivers – who have long been blamed for speeding offences in the southern Border counties. The Department of Transport said it was not known how many holders of foreign licences were driving in Ireland , as drivers are not required to

It's understood a number of these motorists would not have Irish licences or would not be in possession of a valid licence.

PARC's Susan Gray added to RTE that gardai are to begin using handheld devices which can check licenses.

The Department of Transport is said to be developing the licence record project which will provide a link between driving licences and vehicle registration numbers.

The figures obtained by Mr Broughan also showed that 21% of those summoned to court on speeding charges were convicted.

Mayo and Kerry had the lowest conviction rates with 7% and 11% respectively, while the highest rate in the country was recorded in Louth, where 30% of drivers were convicted.

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