Minister for Transport, Shane Ross is bringing a memo to Cabinet – the Road Traffic Bill 2018 – aimed at introducing new graduated fines for motorists caught speeding.
The Minister has said the current system of a fixed fine for speeding is not preventing enough motorists from exceeding speed limits, saying an “appalling number of people” are being killed as a result of speed on Irish roads.
The bill states, the faster a driver goes, the more they will get fined and the more penalty points they will receive, meaning speeding would no longer be viewed as a single offence.
The proposed graduated fines are as follows:
- Those driving up to 10km/h above the speed limit could pay a fine of €80 and receive between three and five penalty points.
- If you drive up to 20km/h over the allowed speed there would be a €150 fine and between four and six points placed on your licence.
- Motorists driving between 20km/h and 30km/h over the speed limit will be hit with a €200 fine and up to seven penalty points.
- Anyone driving in excess of 30km/h above the speed limits will be charged with dangerous driving.