Dáil Éireann - Volume 586 - 25 May, 2004
Written Answers. - Parking Regulations.
Mr. Deenihan Mr. Deenihan
324. Mr. Deenihan asked the Minister for Transport if he will consider extending penalty points for motorists who use car parking spaces reserved for disabled drivers, in view of the severe hardship this is causing many drivers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15251/04]
Mr. Brennan Mr. Brennan
 Mr. Brennan: The Government road safety strategy 1998-2002 recommended that a system of penalty points should be introduced with the specific focus of tracking a range of motoring offences that have a direct impact on road safety. The Road Traffic Act 2002, which provides the legislative basis for the penalty points system, reflects that focus and the 69 offences identified as penalty point offences are directly related to road safety. The only offence on parking included in the list is the offence of dangerous parking as such activity has a direct influence on road safety. While I have no plans to extend the penalty points system to other offences at this time, I will keep the system under review.
Dáil Éireann 586 Written Answers. Parking Regulations.