Road Traffic Act, 2002

Disqualification by reason of penalty points.

3.—(1) When penalty points are endorsed on the entry of a person and, in consequence, the total number of penalty points standing so endorsed equals or exceeds 12, the person shall stand disqualified for a period of 6 months beginning on the appropriate date for holding a licence and a licence held by him or her at the beginning of the period shall stand suspended correspondingly.

(2) At the end of a period of disqualification pursuant to subsection (1) the Minister—

(a) shall cause to be removed from the entry concerned penalty points standing endorsed on it on the date of the notice under section 5 relating to the disqualification, and

(b) shall cause a notice to be given or sent, by post or otherwise, to the person to whom the entry relates—

(i) of the ending of the period and its date, and

(ii) of the removal and particulars of the penalty points the subject of the removal.