Road Traffic Act 2010

64.

Disqualification for holding driving licence.

64.— (1) Section 30 (inserted by section 20 of the Act of 1968) of the Principal Act is amended by substituting for subsection (1) the following:

“(1) A person in respect of whom a consequential, ancillary or special disqualification order is made stands disqualified in accordance with the order for holding a driving licence, and—

( a) an Irish driving licence or learner permit held by him or her at the date of the order stands suspended, correspondingly,

( b) where he or she holds a foreign driving licence to which the European Communities (Recognition of Driving Licences of Other Member States) Regulations 2008 ( S.I. No. 464 of 2008) apply, those Regulations do not apply to that licence, or

( c) a foreign driving licence (other than a licence referred to in paragraph ( b)) held by him or her at the date of the order has no effect in the State.”.

(2) Section 3 of the Act of 2002 is amended by substituting for subsection (1) the following:

“(1) When penalty points are endorsed on the entry of a person and, in consequence, the total number of penalty points standing so endorsed equals or exceeds 12, the person stands disqualified for a period of 6 months beginning on the appropriate date for holding a licence, and—

( a) an Irish licence held by him or her at the beginning of the period stands suspended correspondingly, or

( b) a foreign driving licence held by him or her at the beginning of the period has no effect in the State.”.