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60 Midlands Drivers Have 12 Penalty Points

They have had an automatic driving ban of six months.

More than half a million people have penalty points.

According to data obtained by the Journal.ie under a Freedom of Information request, the highest amount of points issued this year were in Dublin, Cork and Galway.

9,638 motorists in Laois have penalty points, while 8,618 Westmeath drivers and 8,591 people in Offaly have endorsements on their licences. 

The counties with the fewest drivers with penalty points were Leitrim, Longford and Sligo. 

60 drivers in the midlands have had an automatic driving ban of six months after receiving 12 penalty points while nationally 871 people have been put off the road. 

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