Motorists continue to avoid penalty points in court

Road safety lobby calls for much stricter approach


Motorists convicted for speeding and a number of other road traffic offences are continuing to avoid penalty points by not having their licences recorded in court, the Inishowen Independent has learned.

Figures supplied to the PARC road safety lobby by the new Minister of Justice Charlie Flanagan show that only ten per cent of Donegal people convicted of specific road traffic offences had their licences recorded in court.

The figures, which relate to road traffic offences from April 13 2017 to May 13 2017, show that only three out of 29 motorists in Donegal had their licences recorded.

In Buncrana District Court during that time, there were five motorists were convicted of traffic offences with only two people producing their licences in court.


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Donna Roddy