Thursday, 21 November 2019

Ceisteanna (46)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

46. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the percentage of disqualified drivers' driving licences returned to the PO box address of the Road Safety Authority in 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47910/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

In 2018, 9,824 drivers received court disqualifications, of which 1,052 driving licences were surrendered. Of these disqualifications, 5,324 drivers had no Irish licence to surrender due to having a foreign licence (202), having no driving licence (2,962), having an expired driving licence (2,093) or having a licence exchanged abroad (67).

1,526 drivers received penalty point disqualifications, of which 560 licences were surrendered. Of these disqualifications, 186 drivers had no Irish licence to surrender due to having a foreign licence (19), having no driving licence (89), having an expired driving licence (9), having a licence exchanged abroad (2), or a suspended licence (67).  

From the 1st January to the 15th November 2019, 8,240 drivers received court disqualifications, of which 789 driving licences were surrendered. Of these disqualifications, 4,218 drivers had no Irish licence to surrender due to having a foreign licence (193), having no driving licence (2,368), having an expired driving licence (1,586) or having a licence exchanged abroad (71).

1,416 drivers received penalty point disqualifications, of which 468 licences were surrendered. Of these disqualifications, 165 drivers had no Irish licence to surrender due to having a foreign licence (20), having no driving licence (86), having an expired driving licence (9), having a licence exchanged abroad (12), or a suspended licence (38).