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There’s been a significant decrease in the number of people brought to court in Kerry for driving while disqualified compared to 2015.

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The figures were released through a parliamentary question.

The data was released by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald in response to a question by Dublin Independent TD Tommy Broughan.

The data records only charges brought against drivers who allegedly drove while disqualified and not the outcomes, meaning some of the cases may not yet have been dealt with.

From January to December last year 2,413 drivers were prosecuted in district courts around the country; for the first nine months of this year that figure is just over 1,116.

In Kerry that figure was 61 for the whole of last year, up to September of 2016 it is 27.

If that trend continues the Tralee District Court area will see a significant fall from 40 in 2015 to under 20 this year.

One driver in the Tralee District Court area allegedly failed to present their licence for penalty points.