Road Traffic Act 2014

8.

Amendment of Act of 2002 — endorsement of penalty points

8. The Act of 2002 is amended—

(a) in section 1(1) —

(i) by inserting after the definition of “entry” the following:

“‘Irish licence’ means an Irish driving licence or a learner permit granted under Part III of the Principal Act;”,

and

(ii) by substituting for the definition of “licence” the following:

“‘licence’ means an Irish licence or a foreign driving licence, as the case may be;”,

(b) in section 2—

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(ii) by substituting for subsection (7) the following:

“(7) If an entry in relation to a person cannot be identified or does not exist at a time when, if there were such an entry, penalty points would fall to be endorsed on it pursuant to subsection (5) or (6) (c), and subsequently such an entry is identified or made, thereupon, the points shall be so endorsed.”,

(c) in section 3, by substituting for subsection (1) the following:

“(1) Where penalty points are endorsed on the entry of a person and, in consequence, the total number of penalty points standing so endorsed—

(a) equals or exceeds 12, or

(b) 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,

the person shall stand disqualified for a period of 6 months beginning on the appropriate date for holding a licence and a licence held by him or her at the beginning of the period shall stand suspended accordingly.”,

and

(d) in section 5(1), by substituting for paragraph (b) the following:

“(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.”.

Annotations:

Amendments:

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Deleted (25.12.2014) by Road Traffic (No. 2) Act 2014 (39/2014), s. 3(2), commenced on enactment. Para. (b)(i) deemed never to have come into operation as per C-note below.

Modifications (not altering text):

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Section 8(b)(i) deemed never to have come into operation (25.12.2014) by Road Traffic (No. 2) Act (39/2014), s. 3(1), commenced on enactment.

Endorsement of certain penalty points

3. (1) Notwithstanding Article 3 of the Road Traffic Act 2014 (Certain Provisions) (Commencement) Order 2014 ( S.I. No. 147 of 2014), section 8(b)(i) of the Act of 2014 is deemed never to have come into operation.

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