Posted By Cormac Sheridan ~ 30th December 2011
The practice of issuing of penalty points for driving offences will become more wide-ranging in 2012.
According to Minister Leo Varadkar on RTE today, the government will be bringing in a further sixteen offences into the penalty points regime.
However there could be some other changes as well, such as an increase in fines for both speeding and also for using a mobile phone whilst driving. Other offences that will be subject to points include:
– Having a faulty light on your vehicle
– Failure to have a proper view through your windscreen e.g. excessive tinting
– Lack of seat belt-wearing
– Having child in baby seat in the passenger seat of vehicle
I will update you when the new list of penalty point offences is published. In the meantime, I have embedded the current list from the RSA below.