Written answers

Tuesday, 13 February 2024

Department of Justice and Equality

Road Traffic Offences

Photo of Jim O'CallaghanJim O'Callaghan (Dublin Bay South, Fianna Fail)
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464. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of fines that have been imposed or prosecutions commenced in respect of careless and-or dangerous driving that is a threat to cyclists; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6283/24]

Photo of Helen McEnteeHelen McEntee (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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As the Deputy will be aware, under the Garda Síochána Act 2005 (as amended), the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the administration and management of An Garda Síochána, including the enforcement of road traffic legislation. As Minister, I have no role in such matters.

Road traffic legislation is enforced as part of the day-to-day duties of members of An Garda Síochána, as well as through a programme of high-visibility road safety and enforcement operations, carried out in partnership with other State agencies, including Government Departments, the Road Safety Authority, the National Roads Authority, and the community, in order to make our roads safer for all.

I am informed by the Garda authorities that the figures requested by the Deputy are not maintained in the format requested and that to compile this information would involve a disproportionate expenditure of Garda resources.


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