Road Traffic Act, 2002

Notification to licence holder of endorsement of penalty points.

5.—(1) When penalty points are endorsed on the entry of a person, the Minister shall, as soon as may be thereafter, cause a notice to be given or sent, by post or otherwise, to the person—

(a) to the effect that the number of penalty points specified in the notice has been endorsed on the entry relating to the person following—

(i) the making by the person of a payment referred to in section 2 (1), or

(ii) the conviction of the person of a penalty point offence,

and that, subject to section 3 (2), they will remain on the entry for a period of 3 years beginning on the appropriate date, and

(b) specifying the total number of penalty points that, following the endorsement aforesaid, stand so endorsed and, if that number equals or exceeds 12, specifying that the person will be disqualified under section 3 for holding a licence for a period of 6 months beginning on the appropriate date and directing him or her to submit the licence held by him or her to the licensing authority that granted the licence not later than 14 days from that date.

(2) When a notice is given or sent to a person under subsection (1), the Minister shall cause particulars of the notice, including its date, to be entered on the entry relating to the person.

(3) A person who does not comply with a direction under paragraph (b) of subsection (1) in a notice under that subsection shall be guilty of an offence.