Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Ceisteanna (267)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

267. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of fixed charge penalty notices issued to drivers for the new statutory offence under Article 4 of SI No. 495 of 2019, which amended Article 10 of SI No. 332, of 2012 of dangerous overtaking of a cyclist since its inception on 12 November 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52652/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I am informed by Garda authorities that figures are not yet available in respect of the number of fixed charge penalty notices issued to drivers for offences relating to ‘Dangerous Overtaking/Attempting to Overtake of a Pedal Cyclist and Dangerous Overtaking / Attempting to Overtake other than a Pedal Cyclist’.

These offences came into effect on 12 November 2019, with the entry into effect of regulations made by the Minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport, namely S.I.495 of 2019, Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 and S.I 548 of 2019, Road Traffic Act 2010 (Part 3) (Fixed Charge Offences) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019.