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Counting the cost

• Speeding: three points -- up from two.

Holding a mobile phone while driving: four points -- up from two.

• Not wearing front or rear seat belts: six points -- up from two.

• Breaking red traffic lights: three points -- up from two.

• Dangerous overtaking: three points -- up from two.

• Not halting at stop or yield signs: two points -- up from one.

• Crossing a continuous white line: three points -- up from two.

• Failure to drive on the left-hand side of the road: two points -- up from one.

Irish Independent