Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (169)

Thomas P. Broughan


169. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has had discussions with the Department of Justice and Equality on the implementation of section 63 of the 2010 Road Traffic Act in District Courts; if he is considering any other measures to ensure the robustness of the system to endorse the licences of motorists who have incurred penalty points for driving offences; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8393/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The implementation of section 22 of the Road Traffic Act 2002, as amended by section 63 of the Road Traffic Act 2010, is entirely a matter for the Courts Service and the Department of Justice and Equality.  My officials continue to engage with their counterparts in that Department with a view to identifying whether or not any further amendments are required to the provisions of the section, so as to ensure that the required information is recorded by the Courts for the purposes of endorsing penalty points, following conviction, on my Department's National Vehicle and Driver File.  No such additional measures have been identified to date.