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penalty points?

  • 05-10-2007 8:25am
    Registered Users Posts: 910 ✭✭✭

    got stopped last nite with 5 people in the car. car torn apart by gardaí found nothing. lot of open drink in the car.

    said they stopped me for having a broken tail light. and that i was going to get a fine for the tail light and overcrowding the car.

    i asked the garda would i be receiving penalty points for the offence and he said he'd have to check and see if i could get points for overcrowding the car.

    can you get points for this?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,225 ✭✭✭Ciaran500

    What car do you have?

  • Registered Users Posts: 910 ✭✭✭rick_fantastic

    a 3dr polo..... pretty stupid i know....

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,440 ✭✭✭jhegarty

    a 3dr polo..... pretty stupid i know....

    5 people or 5 people + driver ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 910 ✭✭✭rick_fantastic

    5people + driver

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,102 ✭✭✭mathie

    "lot of open drink in the car"

    Isn't that illegal?

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 362 ✭✭Dancing_Priest

    Maybe in the US of A, but having drink open in a car here is no offence.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,723 ✭✭✭oleras

    5people + driver

    In a punto.

    You let someone be carried in your car without a seatbelt on ?

    If it was me i would give you 3 months off the road to reflect what a stupid act that was. You must not have much respect for your and your friends life. Sad really.

    And people wonder why insurance is high for under 25's.... :rolleyes:

  • Registered Users Posts: 65,341 ✭✭✭✭unkel
    Chauffe, Marcel, chauffe!

    can you get points for this?

    I don't think so. If none of the passengers that weren't wearing a seatbelt were under 17 then you can't get penalty points

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 9,689 Mod ✭✭✭✭stevenmu

    I'm not sure but I think even for over 17s you have to provide a seat belt for them, whether they wear it or not is up to them, but I think you must have a seat belt for each passenger