Road Traffic Act 2002

Notification to licence holder of endorsement of penalty points.


5.—(1) When penalty points are endorsed on the entry of a person, the Minister shall, as soon as may be thereafter, cause a notice to be given or sent, by post or otherwise, to the person—

(a) to the effect that the number of penalty points specified in the notice has been endorsed on the entry relating to the person following—

(i) the making by the person of a payment referred to in section 2(1), or

(ii) the conviction of the person of a penalty point offence,

and that, subject to section 3(2), they will remain on the entry for a period of 3 years beginning on the appropriate date, and

F11[(b) specifying the total number of penalty points that, following the endorsement aforesaid, stand so endorsed and, if that number

(i) equals or exceeds 12, or

(ii) in the case of a person who at the time such points are endorsed is a learner driver or a novice driver, equals or exceeds 7,

specifying that the person will be disqualified under section 3 for holding a licence for a period of 6 months beginning on the appropriate date and directing him or her to submit the licence held by him or her to the licensing authority not later than 14 days from that date.]

(2) When a notice is given or sent to a person under subsection (1), the Minister shall cause particulars of the notice, including its date, to be entered on the entry relating to the person.

(3) A person who does not comply with a direction under paragraph (b) of subsection (1) in a notice under that subsection shall be guilty of an offence.




Substituted (1.08.2014) by Road Traffic Act 2014 (3/2014), s. 8(d), S.I. No. 147 of 2014.

Modifications (not altering text):


Definition of Minister extended and power to transfer functions of Minister to Road Safety Authority provided (1.09.2006, establishment day) by Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (14/2006), s. 4(2), effectively commenced by establishment day order S.I. No. 462 of 2006.

Functions of Authority.

4.— ...

(2) The Minister may by order confer on the Authority such functions of the Minister under section 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 or 9 of the Road Traffic Act 2002 or section 36(6), (7) or (8) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 as specified in the order and, accordingly, a reference to the Minister in a provision so specified or connected with it includes a reference to the Authority.


Editorial Notes:


Power pursuant to Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (14/2006), s. 4(2) exercised (13.09.2006) by Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (Conferral of Functions) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 477 of 2006), art. 2.


Previous affecting provision: subs. (1)(b) amended (12.01.2013) by Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012 (16/2012), s. 52(a), S.I. No. 5 of 2013; superseded as per F-note above.