Motorists who break the speed limit by just a few kilometres – and haven’t been caught speeding previously – should evade penalty points, and get off with a warning.
That’s the view of Kerry County Councillor Johnny Healy-Rae, who says numerous people have contacted him about this issue.
He says there are several places in Kerry where motorists are found exceeding the speed limit, but usually only by a few kilometres.
In one instance recently, an elderly woman got penalty points for barely exceeding the limit three times on one day.
Cllr Healy-Rae, who wants the council to write to the Justice Minister on this issue, says the old system where Gardai could use their discretion, worked a lot better: