21% Increase In Penalty Points Issued For Speeding Last Year

That's despite Covid-19 travel restrictions being in place for much of last year.

There was a 21 per cent increase in penalty point notices issued for speeding last year. 

According to freedom of information figures, there were nearly 144,000 in 2020 - which is almost 25,000 more than the previous year. 

The sharp rise was recorded despite Covid-19 travel restrictions being in place for much of last year.

Mullingar's Donna Price, from the Irish Road Victims' Association, says the increase is very surprising:

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