November 28, 2020
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Getting the points: number of Waterford drivers with penalties on licences revealed

Almost 12,000 Waterford drivers had penalty points on their driving licenses this year.

New figures released to the TheJournal.ie through a Freedom of Information request reveal a total of 11,982 local drivers had points on their licences on September 30, 2019, making Waterford the 13th highest county in the country.

Overall, more than half a million drivers across the country had penalty points on their licences this year.

This is a drop from the 529,733 people recordeds as having points on their licences on September 30, 2018.

Similar to last year, the highest number of points were some of the most highly populated areas of the country – Dublin (106,545 points) , followed by Cork (51,917) and Galway (28,594).

The counties with the lowest number of drivers with penalty points were ones that had some of the country’s lowest populations – Leitrim with 2,904 points, Longford with 4,766 and Sligo with 6,130.

County-by-county breakdown:

  • Carlow – 6,473
  • Cavan – 7,620
  • Clare – 15,182
  • Cork – 51,917
  • Donegal – 11,704
  • Dublin – 106,545
  • Galway – 28,594
  • Kerry – 14,688
  • Kildare – 24,084
  • Kilkenny – 9,829
  • Laois – 9,638
  • Leitrim – 2,904
  • Limerick – 22,471
  • Longford – 4,766
  • Louth – 9,645
  • Mayo – 13,605
  • Meath – 19,535
  • Monaghan – 6,505
  • Offaly – 8,591
  • Roscommon – 7,119
  • Sligo – 6,130
  • Tipperary – 16,625
  • Waterford – 11,982
  • Westmeath – 8,618
  • Wexford – 19,679
  • Wicklow – 15,588

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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