Kerry Had 16% Of Drivers On Penalty Points In 2017

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KERRY had the seventh lowest percentage of driving licence holders with penalty points in 2017, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office.

The figures showed the number of drivers in each county in Ireland who had penalty points in 2017 as well as the percentage of drivers in each county who have penalty points.

Kerry had 15,623 drivers on penalty points out of 97,635 licence holders, which is 16%.

That was well behind the highest county Wexford with 21.5% of drivers on penalty points. The lowest was Donegal with 12.9% of drivers on points.

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  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    LOL, that’s not bad considering what I personally witness on the roads of Kerry every time I travel outside the town.

    I commonly witness drivers exceeding the speed limit on the N22 ( Tralee / Killarney road ) as everyone knows the section which has a speed camera van.
    Come on, surely a speed camera van is designed and intended to be mobile and should be moved to various sections of the road network to increase detection rates and force a change?

    Also, I have never seen a speed camera van on the R558 ( Tralee / Fenit road ) where a lot of drivers exceed 80. The same can be said of the R551 (Tralee / Ardfert road ).

    So, if 15,623 drivers on penalty points out of 97,635 licence holders in Kerry were detected by this limited road speed monitoring system what is the true scale of the problem of speed in Kerry!

    Truly shocking, in reality it’s just the tip of the iceberg.