Van, Truck, Trailer, Bus and Coach Aftermarket News in Ireland

Fines double for 16 road safety offences

Fines relating to 16 road safety offences have today (27th October) doubled.

The fine for speeding has doubled to €160, while fines for non-wearing of seatbelts and mobile phone use have doubled from €60 to €120.

Learner drivers found driving unaccompanied will now be fined €160, and for the non-display of ‘L’ and ‘N’ plates the fine has doubled to €120 – the same goes for tabards in the case of motorcyclists.

Failing to ensure that a child is properly restrained will now also set you back €120.

If a driver fails to pay the fine within a 28 day period it increases to €180 or €240. Fail to pay after a further 28 day period and the fine increases to €240 or €320.

Meanwhile, Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton announced today that three new fixed charge notices will come into force in the new year.

These relate to the misuse of a disabled parking permit, illegally parking in an electric charging bay and breaching a HGV ban and entering a specified public road without a valid permit.