Tuesday, 2 March 2004

Questions (286)

Michael Ring


372 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the moneys which were collected through speeding fines in 2003; and the breakdown of the numbers collected from breaking 30 miles, 40 miles, 50 miles and over 60 miles an hour speed limits. [6647/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

Approximately €15.9 million was paid to the Garda Síochána in respect of fines-on-the-spot and fixed charges in 2003. A further € 8.7 million was paid through court offices in respect of fines imposed by the courts.

However, no breakdown is currently available between speeding offences and other road traffic offences, nor is a breakdown available in respect of the different speed limit zones. I regret that the compilation of such information would involve a disproportionate amount of staff time and resources which could not be justified in the circumstances.