A penalty point is a formal reprimand by the Garda that is endorsed on your driving licence that shows you are guilty of a specified driving offence. The penalty points system for driving offences was introduced in Ireland under the Road Traffic Act 2002 and has been accepted as a success. Penalty points are recorded on your driving licence record which is held on the National Vehicle and Driver File operated by the Road Safety Authority.
You can get penalty points for a wide range of driving offences and can be for anything ranging from not wearing a seatbelt, speeding, using a mobile phone while driving and not displaying an NCT or not having a drivers licence with you while driving.
If you have committed a driving offence that has incurred penalty points and would like information on how long these will remain on your licence or any disqualification issue that may arise then please contact us at our Cork office on 021 4272882 or our Dublin office on 01-6401849 or alternatively freephone us on 1800 54 54 54.