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#Penalty Points

# penalty-points - Monday 11 June, 2012

Changes to points system will see increased penalties for speeding, using phones

The planned changes could also cut the penalties for driving without a valid NCT – from five points down to three.

# penalty-points - Saturday 19 May, 2012

634 learner drivers convicted last year for not displaying L plates

The Transport Minister says that there no plans to introduce penalty points for learner drivers who failed to display L plates at this time.

# penalty-points - Monday 20 February, 2012

IT work needed before foreign drivers can accrue penalty points

Leo Varadkar says that while a new law allows drivers without Irish licences to get points, the IT isn’t in place to implement it.

# penalty-points - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Half of drivers with penalty points think they were caught unfairly

A survey of 4,000 motorists also found a small number of drivers have been ‘swapping’ penalty points.

# penalty-points - Friday 30 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday

In tonight’s Fix: Smacking ban could be on the way; how Ireland looked from abroad in 2011; and the unfortunate power of Twitter…

Road deaths in 2011 'lowest since records began' - Varadkar

The Minister for Transport said the figures mean Ireland’s roads are among the safest in Europe.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

16 new penalty points to be introduced in 2012

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar is to introduce the penalty points and fines by the end of 2012, as part of his focus on road safety in Ireland.

# penalty-points - Monday 11 April, 2011

Road safety campaign urges greater driver caution on motorways

Meanwhile, report suggests penalty points system may be changed for new drivers.

# penalty-points - Monday 15 November, 2010

Rush to check speed cameras crashes Garda website... but we've got the map

Motorists flood site to see list of 600 sites to be monitored by new privatised mobile cameras.

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