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# Penalty Points

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# Your Say
Poll: Do you agree with a harsher penalty points system for novice drivers?
New measures could see novice drivers taken off the road after racking up just six penalty points. Do you agree?
# Motoring
Cross-border recognition of drivers' penalty points by 2015
Transport ministers from both sides of the border have agreed a “detailed timetable” for laws recognising penalty points.
# Your Say
Poll: Should penalty points for drivers using mobile phones be doubled?
An Oireachtas committee has recommended a penalty points reform so we ask: Should points for drivers using their phones be increased from two to four?
# Penalty Points
Room for improvement in penalty point system
No reason why we can’t save more lives, motorist and driving safety representatives tell Oireachtas committee on transport.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Thursday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Penalty Points
Motorists facing more penalty points for seatbelt offences
A number of offences related to seatbelt wearing will now carry with them penalty points, the Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has said.
# Penalty Points
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.
# Motorists
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
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.
# Roads
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.
# Daily Fix
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…
# Good News
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.
# Penalty Points
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.
Road safety campaign urges greater driver caution on motorways
Meanwhile, report suggests penalty points system may be changed for new drivers.
# Garda website
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.