Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Ceisteanna (385)

Noel Grealish

Ceist:

385. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of drivers disqualified from driving in 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019, by category of driver licence having reached the number of penalty points required for automatic disqualification; the offences which resulted in them attracting those points; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53562/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The following tabular statements provide the details requested by the Deputy. The details for offences which resulted in penalty points being endorsed on the National Vehicle and Driver File (NVDF) record is only available for drivers who are currently serving a disqualification. Where a disqualification has been served, the offence records are deleted from the NVDF. 

Table 1:

This tables provides the number of drivers disqualified from driving in 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019, by category of driver licence type.

Number of Drivers

Driver Details

2017

2018

2019 (Jan to Nov)

Full

875

882

809

Learner Permit

261

291

292

Novice Driver

171

247

269

No Driver Number

122

107

103

Total

1,429

1,527

1,473

Table 2:

This table provides the details of current disqualified drivers broken down by driver licence type and penalty offence.

Penalty Point Offence

Full

Learner Permit

Novice Driver

No Driver Number

Adult Failing to wear Safety Belt cat. M1 Vehicle                                                     

72

27

12

9

Adult Failing to wear Safety Belt cat. N1   Vehicle                                                    

25

4

1

1

Adult Failing to wear Safety Belt cat. N2 Vehicle                                                     

4

 

 

 

Adult Failing to wear Safety Belt cat. N3   Vehicle                                                    

5

 

 

1

Bald/Not maintained/cause damage tyre-Left front   wheel                                                

6

5

2

1

Bald/Not maintained/cause damage tyre-Left rear   wheel                                                

5

1

4

 

Bald/Not maintained/cause damage tyre-Right front   wheel                                              

9

1

1

 

Bald/Not maintained/cause damage tyre-Right rear   wheel                                               

6

 

2

 

Breach of duties on occurrence of an   accident                                                        

3

1

 

 

Careless   Driving                                                          

6

4

1

 

Contravention of rules for use of mini   roundabouts                                                   

1

 

 

 

Cross continuous white line/broken white   line                                                        

12

6

3

 

Dangerous Driving Reduced to Careless   Driving                                                        

9

6

7

1

Driver Fail ensure Passenger U/17 wear Safety   Belt                                                   

22

5

1

1

Driver Fail Restrain Child O/3 in Child   Restraint                                                    

14

4

5

1

Driver Fail Restrain Child U/3 in Child   Restraint                                                    

12

4

3

 

Driver Owner Exceeding Design Gross Vehicle Weight                                                   

1

 

 

 

Driving a vehicle while holding a mobile   phone                                                       

254

62

30

32

Driving along/across median   strip                                                                    

 

 

1

 

Driving dangerously defective   vehicle                                                                

 

 

 

1

Driving on/across cycle   track                                                                        

1

 

 

 

Driving without reasonable   consideration                                                             

41

25

21

6

Entry to hatched marked   area                                                                         

1

 

1

 

Exceed 100 km/h   limit                                                                                

161

38

37

26

Exceed 120 km/h   limit                                                                                

122

16

25

13

Exceed 30 km/h  limit                                                                              

5

1

2

 

Exceed 50 km/h   limit                                                                                 

197

75

34

33

Exceed 60 km/h limit                                                                                  

123

25

25

11

Exceed 80 km/h   limit                                                                                 

113

26

17

12

Exceed ordinary speed limit (certain   vehicles)                                                       

1

 

 

 

Exceed ordinary speed limit (class of   vehicle)                                                       

8

 

 

1

Exceed Road Works Speed Limit (60   Kmh/Motorway)                                                      

10

2

1

 

Exceed Road Works Speed Limit (60   Kmh/Road)                                                          

4

 

2

 

Fail to comply with mandatory traffic   signs                                                          

3

 

 

 

Fail to comply with No Entry traffic   sign                                                            

1

 

1

 

Fail to comply with prohibitory traffic   signs                                                        

9

5

3

 

Fail to Deactivate Airbag Child Restraint in   use                                                     

1

 

 

 

Fail to drive on the left hand   side                                                                  

2

 

1

 

Fail to obey traffic lights                                                                          

38

11

15

3

Fail to stop before stop sign/stop   line                                                              

2

5

 

 

Fail to stop for   Garda                                                                               

1

 

 

 

Fail to yield right of way                                                                        

 

 

1

 

Fail to yield right of way at   sign/line                                                              

1

 

 

 

Learner driver unaccompanied by a qualified   driver                                                   

20

174

77

6

No cert of road worthiness   user                                                                      

1

 

 

 

No insurance - (user)                                                                             

47

55

19

5

No safety belt -   driver                                                                              

1

 

 

 

Non-Display of L Plate (Learner Driver)                                                               

20

121

42

2

Non-Display of N plate (Novice   driver)                                                               

8

 

27

1

Non-Display of yellow 'N' tabard on motorcycle                                                    

 

 

1

 

Offence relating to   Overtaking                                                                       

6

 

 

2

Reduced to Driving without reasonable   consideration                                                   

3

 

1

 

Speeding Combination of   vehicles                                                                     

2

 

 

 

Tyre with Depth Less than 1.6 mm -   User                                                               

 

2

 

 

Unsuitable Tyre   -   User                                                                               

 

1

 

 

Unsuitable Tyre due to degree of inflation -   User                                                     

1

 

 

 

Use vehicle without NCT   certificate                                                                  

75

61

15

9

Using vehicle without authorisation plate   passenger                                                  

1

 

 

 

22-35mcg of alcohol per 100ml of   breath                                                              

6

 

 

 

50-80mg of alcohol per 100ml of   blood                                                                

 

 

 

1

67-107mg of alcohol per 100ml of   urine                                                               

1

 

 

 

U-Turn on dual carriageway/central reserve/traffic   island                                            

1