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Motorists to be given hefty fines and more penalty points under proposed new speeding laws




Motorists caught speeding could soon be severely as the Minister for Transport Shane Ross is looking to introduce new laws that will aim to cut out speeding.

Mr Ross who claims the current system is not working, will submit a memo before the Dáil that will ask for thougher punishments.

Under the proposed new laws motorists could motorists could face an €80 fine and 3 to 5 points if they are caught speeding up 10km/h over the limit.

The proposed new laws could also see motorists receiving a €150 and 4 to 6 penalty points if they are caught speeding between 10 to 20km/h over the speed limit.

They will recieve a €200 fine and up to 7 points if they are caught speeding between 20 to 30km/h over the speed limit, whilst anyone caught clocked speeding 31km/h over the speed limit will be charged with dangerous driving.

Meanwhile there will also be tougher penalties for those who are caught driving without a licence as the proposed new laws would see those caught without a licence receiving an €80 fine and penalty points when they apply or renew their licence.

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