Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Department of Justice and Equality
Road Traffic Offences
121. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the wording of the summonses to allow for prosecutions to take place under section 22 of the Road Traffic Act 2002 in view of the fact that it has been almost one year since a judge (details supplied) dismissed a case taken before her on this charge; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34403/16]
I have updated the Deputy as to the current position concerning prosecutions under section 22 of the Road Traffic Act 2002 in my response to Parliamentary Question No. 74 of 2 November 2016.
Insofar as the wording of the relevant summonses is concerned, An Garda Síochána is engaging with the prosecution authorities in relation to these issues, which I understand are complex ones, and not necessarily related solely to the wording of summonses. As the Deputy will be aware, I have asked An Garda Síochána for an urgent report in this regard.
In addition, the wording on the summonses and other related matters are being considered by the Fixed Charge Processing Group which is jointly chaired by my Department and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.