Penalty Points

Department/Agency

Road Safety Authority

Key information

The number of penalty point notices issued classified by offence type and county of issue of driving licence. The number of drivers classified by the number of penalty points issued and the county of issue of driving licence.

Source

The National Vehicle and Driver File - endorsements in accordance with Section 2 of the Road Traffic Act, 2002.

Scope

All motorists issued with penalty points.

Frequency

Monthly

Reference period

Calendar month

Start date

2007 quarter 1

Timeliness

One week after the end of the reference period

Classifications

  • County
    Carlow; Cavan; Clare; Cork; Donegal; Galway; Kerry; Kildare; Kilkenny; Laois; Leitrim; Limerick county council; Longford; Louth; Mayo; Meath; Monaghan; Offaly; Roscommon; Sligo; North tipperary; South tipperary; Waterford county council; Westmeath; Wexford; Wicklow; Dublin city council (includes licences issued from all Dublin county offices); Limerick city council; Waterford city council; No driver number.
  • Offence (traffic)
    Speeding; Driving a vehicle while holding a mobile phone; No safety belt - driver; Fail to obey traffic lights; Fail to comply with prohibitory traffic signs; Cross continuous white line/broken white line; No insurance, user; Driving without reasonable consideration; Entry to hatched marked area; Offence relating to overtaking; + over thirty other offences listed.

Theme

People and Society - Crime and Justice

Page Created

2009-11-06

Page Modified

2015-08-04

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