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 Many drivers have also been able to avoid penalty points in court by making contributions to the poor box, despite a High Court ruling stating the practice was “incorrect”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 10,000 drivers who have been summonsed to court for using mobile phones while driving have escaped conviction, new figures show. Road safety(...)

Drivers are currently required to pay a fixed-charge notice for penalty points within 28 days . Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Government plans to close a loophole that allows tens of thousands of people to escape conviction for penalty points offences are unlikely to be in(...)

A Garda operates a speed camera: Almost 150,000 drivers who were ordered to appear in court over the past two years were not convicted

Four out of five drivers summonsed to court over penalty points offences are escaping conviction, new figures show. Almost 150,000 drivers who were o(...)

Tommy Broughan: Documents show more than 1,500 drivers avoided penalty points between 2014 and May 2015 after they made a poor box donation. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hundreds of drivers are continuing to avoid penalty points in court by making a contribution to the poor box despite a High Court ruling last year (...)

Minister for Transport Pascal Donohue says the  commencement order will soon be signed into law. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Fourteen new penalty point offences introduced last year cannot be correctly applied to driving licences when a motorist is convicted in court becaus(...)

The number of road checkpoints has declined as resources have been pulled into other areas. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Almost four out of five drivers disqualified in court are failing to surrender their licence, figures from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) show. (...)

Paschal Donohoe: said he planned to revisit in legislation the use of mobile phones and electronic communications

Not one driver has been prosecuted under a law introduced last May to target motorists who text while behind the wheel. The law was introduced by the(...)

The scene of the incident near Athy, Co Kildare, where four young women were killed on Tuesday night after the car they were travelling in collided with a van. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The thinning out of adequate Garda resources on Irish roads has played a role in the increase in traffic collisions, an AA Ireland spokesman has said.(...)

Not learning: One in every 15 road fatalities involves an unaccompanied learner driver, according to the Department of Justice. Photograph: Thinkstock.

Just over one in five learner drivers summonsed for driving unaccompanied was convicted last year, and not one received the maximum fine of €1,(...)

A Garda speed camera. There is a huge disparity between different areas of the country in the imposition of penalty points for people convicted of driving offences. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Where a motorist lives has a huge bearing on whether or not they will have penalty points applied to their licence if convicted of a road traffic offe(...)

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