Thursday 21 November 2019

The recommendations

* ESTABLISH a Criminal Justice Working Group with a number of state agencies, including the Department of Justice and An Garda Siochana.

* Cancellation of points to be centralised in the Fixed Charge Processing Office.

* Introduce online payment system for paying fines.

* Electronic scanning system for recording penalty points.

* Hand-held electronic devices for gardai issuing points.

* Clear parameters for discretionary cancellations – including "unambiguous definition of exceptional circumstances".

* Review management and operation of points system.

* District offices should be notified of any road traffic offences by gardai on duty.

* Review reasons for significant number of non-served summonses.

* Introduce legislation to ensure hire car drivers and company owners nominate a driver for vehicles.

* Produce an updated training manual for the penalty points system.

* Additional training for gardai on the penalty points system.

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