Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (261)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

261. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of vehicles detained under section 41 of the Road Traffic Act 1994 in 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019; the reason for detainment in each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16301/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Deputy will appreciate that my Department is not responsible for road traffic enforcement, which is an operational matter for An Garda Síochána. However, to be of assistance, I have asked An Garda Síochána for the requested statistics.

I will contact the Deputy directly on receipt of a Garda response.

The following deferred reply was received under Standing Order 42A
I refer to Parliamentary Question No. 261 of 9 April 2019, in which the Deputy asked for information on the number of vehicles detained under section 41 of the Road Traffic Act 1994 from 2017 up to the present and the reason for detainment in each year.
The following table shows the number of vehicles seized by An Garda Síochána, for an Offence contrary to Section 41(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1994 as amended. Statistics provided are provisional and subject to change and are correct as of 1 April, 2019.
I am informed that statistics are not compiled in such a way as to identify specific Section 41 offences (i.e. no NCT, no driving licence, no tax or no insurance) and that it would require a disproportionate use of Garda time and resources to compile such statistics.
I hope this information is of some assistance.

Year

Total number of vehicles detained

2017

33940

2018

30455

2019 (YTD as of 1 April 2019)

7924

Question No. 262 answered with Question No. 259.