Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Ceisteanna (927)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

927. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will address a matter (details supplied) regarding the seizure of cars by An Garda Síochána; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15188/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 2018, known as the Clancy Amendment, seeks to penalise car owners who knowingly allow their vehicles to be used by an unaccompanied learner driver. The law allows the owners of these vehicles to be fined and gives Gardaí the power to seize their cars if being driven by unaccompanied drivers.

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the monthly breakdown of incidents where a vehicle was seized under the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 2018 is as follows:

2019

2020

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

222

251

219

223

253

219

181

215

189

210

159

169

238

235

203

248

263

254

I am further informed that the breakdown of incidents by year and the age groups within that particular year is as follows:

2019

Age Group

2019

Total

2020

Age Group

2020

Total

U20

322

U20

242

20-24

630

20-24

364

25-29

513

25-29

267

30-34

330

30-34

178

35-39

268

35-39

153

40+

434

40+

229

Unknown

13

Unknown

8

The 2020 data is from January to June 2020 and the 2019 data is full year data. All information contained in the tables is based upon operational data from the PULSE system as was available on 10 July 2020 and is liable to change.