21% increase in penalty point notices for speeding last year

 

There was a 21 per cent increase in penalty point notices issued for speeding last year.

According to freedom of information figures, there were nearly 144,000 in 2020 - which is almost 25,000 more than the previous year.

The sharp rise was recorded despite Covid-19 travel restrictions being in place for much of last year.

Donna Price, from the Irish Road Victims Association, says the increase is very surprising: