The Central Statistics Office recently published its report on Regional Life in Ireland 2017 – ‘Sustainable Development Goals’.
We were surprised to read that more drivers in County Wexford received penalty points in 2017 than in any other county! 21.5% of Wexford drivers had penalty points issued in 2017. Drivers in Donegal had the lowest rate of penalty points issued at 12.9%
The statistics don’t tell us if Wexford drivers received more penalty points because there is a greater Garda presence on the roads in the county or if we are worse at obeying the rules of the road than drivers in other counties. Whatever the reasoning, penalty points can increase your insurance premium, so stay within speed limits, don’t handle your mobile phone when driving, wear your seatbelt, ensure your passengers are belted up and never drink and drive.