Poll Results: 88% against newly proposed speeding laws


44% of poll respondents said that a hefty fine and penalty points would discourage them from exceeding speed limits.

Poll Results: 88% against newly proposed speeding laws

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44% of poll respondents said that a hefty fine and penalty points would discourage them from exceeding speed limits.

88% of people are not in favour of the newly proposed speeding laws, while 12% are backing the new measures - that's according to a poll conducted by That's Farming.

Shane Ross TD - Transport Minister is proposing the introduction of a "sliding scale of penalties" for drivers who speed on roads. The highest fines will be applied to those who exceed the speed limit the most, the Minister outlined.

Releasing a statement on Facebook, Shane Ross TD - Transport Minister said:

"The aim of my proposed legislation to introduce incremental speeding fines will further deter speeding and save lives."

"Essentially, it would mean the fasters you go, the more penalty points you would receive - speeding is a killer." The Minister concluded.

When asked if these new measures could save lives and deter speeding, 20% answered 'yes', while 80% said 'no'.

Despite this, 44% admitted that a hefty fine and penalty points would discourage them from exceeding speed limits; while 56% answered 'no'.

Proposed changes

Those driving up to 10km/hr above the speed limit could receive between three and five penalty points, along with a €80 fine.

Those reaching up to 20km/hr over the speed limit will be ordered to fork out at €150 and could obtain between four and six points.

Up to seven penalty points could be added to the licence of a driver who is travelling between 20km-30km/hr over the speed limit; a fine of €200 will apply.

Meanwhile, motorists, who are driving at €31km/hr or more above speed limits will be charged with dangerous driving.

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