Three-quarters of penalty points issued to drivers are for speeding
Speeding accounted for more than three-quarters of the number of penalty points issued on driving licences last year.
A total of 233,130 penalty point endorsement notices were issued in 2014, an increase of 10.8pc on the year prior.
Of the notices where gender was recorded, 62.6pc were issued to men while 37.4pc were issued to women.
Just 1.3pc applied to offences for driving a vehicle while holding a mobile phone, while 11.6pc applied to other offences, according to the Central Statistic Office's 'Transport Omnibus' report for 2014.
More than 672,000 penalty points were issued last year, a 5.2pc increase on the previous year.
Dublin, Cork, Kildare and Galway were the four counties where the most penalty points were issued.
If a driver incurs penalty points, they remain on their licence for three years.