Written Answers - Road Traffic Offences.

Tuesday, 1 December 1998

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 497 No. 5

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  245.  Ms Clune  Information on Deirdre Clune  Zoom on Deirdre Clune   asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government  Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey   when his Department will be in a position to implement a penalty points system for driving offences; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25423/98]

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment and Local Government (Mr. Molloy): Information on Robert Molloy  Zoom on Robert Molloy  The range of measures to improve road safety proposed in the Government strategy for road safety, 1998-2002, includes the development of a penalty points system which would trigger disqualification from driving following repeated driving offences. In accordance with the timetable for key actions in the appendix to the strategy, work has now commenced on the preparation of legislation with a view to enactment in 1999.

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