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34% increase in fines issued to Kerry learner or novice drivers last year

Jul 7, 2020 13:07 By radiokerrynews
34% increase in fines issued to Kerry learner or novice drivers last year 34% increase in fines issued to Kerry learner or novice drivers last year
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There was a 34 per cent increase in the number of fines issued to Kerry learner or novice drivers last year for motoring offences. Almost €

There was a 34 per cent increase in the number of fines issued to Kerry learner or novice drivers last year for motoring offences.

Almost €20,000 of penalties was paid by those Kerry motorists over the past two years, according to details released under the Freedom of Information Act.

Learner drivers must adhere to a number of rules including being accompanied by a fully qualified driver at all times; they face penalty points and fines of up €120 if they break the law.

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Newly qualified or novice drivers must display N plates on their car for two years or they could get penalty points and fines of up to €90.

In 2018, 102 Kerry learner or novice drivers paid Garda fines totalling €8,570 for offences; this was the fifth lowest number of offences in the 28 Garda divisions.

The number of law breaches by Kerry learner or novice drivers rose by a third last year, with over 137 people settling fines worth €11,280 -  this was again the fifth lowest number of offences in all Garda divisions.

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