Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Questions (1382)

Ciaran Cannon

Question:

1382. Deputy Ciarán Cannon asked the Minister for Justice the number of fixed penalty charge notices issued for illegal parking of vehicles in each of the years 2015 to 2020. [18306/21]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy may be aware, a wide variety of parking offences are dealt with by way of Fixed Charge Notice. I am informed by Garda authorities that a non-exhaustive summary of such offences would be, as follows:

Parking or entering bus lanes (or streets) and taxi stands

Public Service vehicles exceeding allowed parking times

Heavy Goods Vehicles exceeded allowed parking weights

Parking or Stopping on or too close to a clearway, loading bay, trading area, disabled bay, road junction or pedestrianised area

Obstructing Fire, Garda or Ambulance stations

Obstructing a school entrance

Contravening road parking lines

Contravening parking signs

Parking on a footway, grass margin or median strip

Parking outside the limits of a parking bay

Parking in a manner that obstructs or endangers traffic

I am informed by An Garda Síochána that the yearly breakdown of issued Fixed Charge Notices is as follows:

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

34,857

31,196

32,695

39,178

38,759

35,098

I am advised that these figures are based on incidents which occurred from 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2020, inclusive. I am further informed that this information is based upon operational data from the FCPS systems as was available on 12 April 2021, and is liable to change.