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Only one in eight Kerry drivers surrender licence following disqualification

Jul 12, 2021 10:07 By radiokerrynews
Only one in eight Kerry drivers surrender licence following disqualification Only one in eight Kerry drivers surrender licence following disqualification
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Only one in eight Kerry drivers who were disqualified from driving last year surrendered their licence.

According to information released to Radio Kerry by the Department of Transport, there were nearly 300 drivers with Kerry addresses disqualified last year.

Drivers can get disqualified from driving either through a court disqualification or by accumulating 12 penalty points.

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In 2020, there were 255 drivers with Kerry addresses who were disqualified through a court disqualification, while 40 drivers were disqualified after gathering 12 or more penalty points.

It is an offence not to surrender your licence following a disqualification, an offence which carries a maximum fine of €1,000 on first conviction and up to €2,000 on a second or further conviction.

Of the 295 drivers disqualified in Kerry last year, only 38 returned their licence to the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS), a rate of 13%.

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