Drop Of Over 350 In Number Of Penalty Point Notices Handed Out In Clare

There’s been a drop of over 350 in the number of penalty point notices issued to Clare drivers in the past 12 months.

Figures released by the Department of Transport show that, across almost all driving offences last year, there was a reduction in the number of penalty points issued by Gardaí.


Figures released by Transport Minister Shane Ross reveal that Gardaí issued some 5,237 penalty point notices to Clare drivers last year.

This is a drop of more than 350 from 2018, a reduction of over 6%.

That also bucks the national trend, as there was an overall increase of 14,000 nationwide last year.

With regards to individual offences, there was a drop of almost 30% in the number of people caught not wearing their seatbelts, while there was a 4% decrease in cases of driving while holding a mobile phone.

The numbers driving without insurance was down by a third to 73.

Some 59 drivers last year reached the maximum 12 points last year, thereby losing their licence, that’s up from 56 in the year before.

The number of people disqualified from driving by courts fell from 298 to 243.