66 DRIVERS DISQUALIFIED MORE THAN ONCE FOR GETTING OVER 12 PENALTY POINTS
New figures show that 66 drivers have been disqualified from driving more than once for accumulating over 12 penalty points.
A total of 191 drivers were banned for meeting the 12 point limit in 2013 with the total since the points system was introduced now at over 2,000.
Reacting to the figures, the Transport Minister says courts can deliver longer driving bans if they feel they’re necessary.
Leo Varadkar says penalty points alone are not enough to deter dangerous drivers.
“Penalty points on their own aren’t enough of a deterrent – what they are is they’re part of a whole suite of measures that are in place in order to ensure that people behave safely on the road” he said.
“On their own it’s never going to be enough; of course there are other prosecutions as well and other ways of enforcing the law”.
“The courts can disqualify people for driving for longer if they think it’s arrested” he added.