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From midnight tonight the penalty for a rake of road offences will be doubled

Fines for 16 various traffic violations, such as speeding, using a cellphone, or not having a L plate, have been doubled as of today.

Speeding fines have been quadrupled to €160, while the punishment for carrying a mobile phone has been doubled to €120, according to Minister of State and Galway TD Hildegarde Naughton.

Minister Naughton made the announcement on Wednesday at the Road Safety Authority’s Annual Conference in Croke Park.

She also stated that three new Fixed Charge Notices will be implemented in the new year.

These are related to the unauthorised use of a disabled parking permit. Parking illegally at an electric charging bay, breaching an HGV restriction, and accessing a specified public route without a valid permit.

“As of today, there have been 123 persons murdered on the road,” Hildegarde Naughton stated. “This is a rise of 12 from this day last year and compared to 2019.”

She also stated that she intended to evaluate the penalties for traffic violations and raise fines for individuals who contribute to road deaths throughout the summer.

“Last week, I signed the required laws, which will treble the fixed charge penalty for a total of 16 high-risk driving offences, including speeding, using a cell phone while driving, failing to wear a seatbelt or use an appropriate child restraint, and unaccompanied learner driving.”

“These fines have not been raised since they were implemented, in some cases almost 20 years ago.” Increasing fines for traffic violations would serve as a greater disincentive to those who choose to disregard our life-saving road regulations.”

According to Ms Liz O’Donnell, Chairperson of the RSA, speed remains a key issue in fatal collisions in Ireland.

“Analysis of Irish Coronial data reveals that one-quarter of driver deaths having a record of their actions were travelling faster than the speed limit.”

According to RSA study, one-third of drivers confess to breaking 50km/hr speed restrictions by at least 10km/hr, and half admit to violating €100km/hr speed limits.

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