PARC welcomes penalty point loophole closure

PARC has welcomed the implementation of legislation which closes a loophole which allowed up to 75% of people convicted in court of a motoring offence to escape penalty points.

As it stands, a driver summoned to court is not directed to take their license with them which means that in many cases no record of the driver receiving penalty points is ever made with the transport department.

The PARC road safety group, formed in Inishowen, has been a long time campaigner on the issue and only last week raised the issue again with the Transport Minister.

They have now been informed that from May 16th summonses issued will include an instruction for the person to bring their driving licence and a copy of the licence to court with them.

PARC Founder Susan Grey welcomed the news:

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