Minister not to appeal ruling on law relating to road traffic prosecutions
Law ruled unconstitutional stopping motorists claiming fixed-charge notice not received
Road safety group Parc said ‘penalty points and fixed charges are a proven deterrent but if they cannot be effectively followed through in the courts, they waste Garda time and undermine public confidence in our legislature’.
The Minister for Transport has decided not to appeal a High Court ruling that found that an aspect of road traffic law was unconstitutional.
The decision has promoted road safety advocates to strongly criticise politicians and Government officials for failing to legislate properly for road traffic law.