Shane Ross to propose new speeding penalties to Cabinet

Shane Ross to propose new speeding penalties to Cabinet

A new system for fining motorists caught speeding will be presented to Cabinet today.

It would see people charged a higher amount the more they're over the limit.

So someone caught 10 kilometres an hour over will get two penalty points and an €80 fine.

But a driver 30 kilometres over would get six points on their licence and a €200 fine.

According to the Irish Times, Transport Minister Shane Ross will also propose an €80 fine and automatic penalty points for any driver who doesn't have their licence to hand if they're pulled over by Gardai.

Update: 9.50am: The AA's Conor Faughnan thinks enforcement is a big problem:

"I would consider it a much more impactful measure if Shane Ross was announcing a doubling of the Dublin Garda Traffic Corp.

"That might be far less eye-catching, but it is far more important," he added.

- Digital Desk

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