Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2397)

Marc MacSharry

Ceist:

2397. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the responsibility of his Department in respect of the recording of penalty points on driver licences for motoring offences; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32713/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The responsibility of my Department in relation to the recording of penalty points on driver licences for motoring offences is set out in section 2 of the Road Traffic Act 2002 (Number 12 of 2002), as amended.

Where a person makes a payment on receipt of a fixed charge notice in respect of an alleged penalty point offence, or is convicted of a penalty point offence, the relevant number of penalty points for the offence are endorsed on the entry relating to the person on the National Vehicle and Driver File (NVDF). The Driver and Vehicle Computer Services Division (DVCSD) of my Department manages the NVDF. This data is the definitive record in the context of motor tax collection, the issuance of driving licences, as well as enforcement initiatives and legal outcomes associated with these functions including the application of penalty points.