Published 2004.05.24 | Last update 2017.01.21
Ireland switched to the metric system, from miles to kilometers in 2005. But they still drive on the wrong side of the road.
|The important numbers :|
|Limit – km/h
|1) Licenses are not withdrawn with specific limits in Ireland, only through penalty points or a court|
- There is a fixed fine of €20 for all speed violations at any speed in all zones – until they bring you to court.
- You will lose your license only if you have reached 12 penalty points or are convicted by a court for careless driving. A police officer will never confiscate your license on the spot.
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It is forbidden to carry any instrument that hinders the policework (radar warners, laser jammers, ..) Conviction on first offence is punishable by a fine of €200, second offence by €450.
|Ireland in detail :|
|+ 2 km/h and more||€80(1||3|
|LICENSE(2||only through penalty points or a court order|
|1) €1200 if paid after 28 days, court and 4 points after 56 days
2) Licenses not withdrawn with specific limits in Ireland, only through penalty points or a court.
Fines and reactions may change without any warnings.
In Ireland you start with zero points. Any point you get will last for 3 years. After 12 points your license is withdrawn unconditionally for 6 months.
More on Irish points at the official Citizens Information web. There is a complete list of all the offences at the Irish AA.
|Some Irish penalty points:|
|Holding a mobile phone while driving||3||€80|
|Crossing continuous white line||2||€80|
|Failure to obey traffic lights||2||€80|
|Driving a vehicle on a motorway against the flow of traffic||2||€80|
|Breach of duties at an accident||5||court|
source: the Irish AA