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Penalty Points

Penalty Points added 1 May 2009

OFFENCE Penalty points on payment Penalty points on conviction Amount paid in 28 days Amount paid in next 28 days
Using vehicle without test certificate Direct summons to court 5 Court Fine Court Fine
Driving vehicle before remedying dangerous defect. Direct summons to court 3 Court Fine Court Fine
Driving dangerously defective vehicle. Direct summons to court 5 Court Fine Court Fine
Using vehicle without certificate of roadworthiness Direct summons to court 5 Court Fine Court Fine
Bridge strikes, etc Direct summons to court 3 Court Fine Court Fine

Penalty Points from 1st September 2006

OFFENCE Penalty points on payment Penalty points on conviction Amount paid in 28 days Amount paid in next 28 days
Holding a mobile phone while driving 2 4 €60 €90

Penalty Points from Monday 3rd April 2006

OFFENCE Penalty points on payment Penalty points on conviction Amount paid in 28 days Amount paid in next 28 days
Dangerous overtaking 2 5 €80 €120
Failure to act in accordance with a Garda signal 1 3 €80 €120
Failure to stop a vehicle before stop sign / stop line 2 4 €80 €120
Failure to yield right of way at a yield sign / yield line 2 4 €80 €120
Crossing continuous white line 2 4 €80 €120
Entry by driver into hatched marked area of roadway, e.g. carriageway reduction lane 1 3 €80 €120
Failure to obey traffic lights 2 5 €80 €120
Failure to obey traffic rules at railway crossing 2 5 €80 €120
Driving a vehicle on a motorway against the flow of traffic 2 4 €80 €120
Driving on the hard shoulder on a motorway 1 3 €80 €120
Driving a HGV or bus on the outside lane on motorway 1 3 €80 €120
Failure to drive on the left hand side of the road 1 3 €60 €90
Failure to obey requirements at junctions, e.g. not being in the correct lane when turning onto another road 1 3 €60 €90
Failure to obey requirements regarding reversing of vehicles, e.g. reversing from minor road onto main road 1 3 €60 €90
Driving on a footpath 1 3 €60 €90
Driving on a cycle track 1 3 €60 €90
Failure to turn left when entering a roundabout 1 3 €60 €90
Driving on a median strip. E.g. boundary between two carriageways 1 3 €60 €90
Failure to stop for a school warden sign 1 4 €80 €120
Failure to stop when so required by a member of the Garda Siochana 2 5 €80 €120
Failure to leave appropriate distance between you and the vehicle in front 2 4 €80 €120
Failure to yield 2 4 €80 €120
Driving without reasonable consideration 2 4 €80 €120
Failure to comply with mandatory signals at junctions 1 3 €60 €90
Failure to comply with prohibitory traffic signs 1 3 €60 €90
Failure to comply with keep left/ keep right signs 1 3 €60 €90
Failure to comply with traffic lane markings 1 3 €60 €90
Illegal entry to onto a one-way street 1 3 €60 €90
Driving a vehicle when unfit 3 Court Fine
Parking a vehicle in a dangerous position 5 Court Fine
Breach of duties at an accident 5 Court Fine

Offences that encurred Penalty Points before April 2006

OFFENCE Penalty points on payment Penalty points on conviction Amount paid in 28 days Amount paid in next 28 days
Speeding (introduced Oct 2002) 2 4 €80 €120
Driving without insurance (introduced 1 June 2003) 5 Court Fine
Failure by Driver to comply with front seat belt requirement (introduced 25 Aug 03) 2 4 €60 €90
Failure by Drive to comply with rear seat belt requirements for passengers (introduced Aug 2003) 2 4 €60 €90
Driver found to be driving carelessly (introduced 4 June 2004) 5 Court Fine

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