Drivers now face penalty points for almost 50 different motoring offences due to a new crackdown on road safety.
Additional laws will see anyone convicted for not wearing a seatbelt or having an unrestrained child in their car slapped with four penalty points and a fine of up to €90.
Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar announced the changes, which are due to take effect from tomorrow.
“Shocking as it may sound there are still motorists who permit children under three to travel without being properly restrained,” said Mr Varadkar.
“Failing to wear a seatbelt or allowing a passenger to travel unrestrained is a breach of the law and you risk a fine and penalty points on your licence which will remain in place for three years.”
Seven new rules have been added to the penalty point system, bringing to 48 the number of offences drivers can
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This is all another excuse to squeeze more money and stealth taxes out the over taxed drivers of this country. Over 650 people committed suside last year and there is not even a fraction of the money collected in these stealth taxes been used in the prevention and support services for our communities. This minster is just another politician milking a section of the population that have no choice but to use their cars paying for overpriced petrol and road taxes and don’t get me started on insurance costs .
Wake up Ireland !