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Irish licence v UK Penalty Points

  • 30-01-2015 11:28pm
    Registered Users Posts: 72 ✭✭ jimmy5694

    Hi guys,

    Moved to the UK in September last, I have a full Irish licence and thinking of buying a car here in the UK. Just out of curiosity I'm wondering what would happen if someone with an Irish licence gets pulled over/pass a speed camera for e.g. exceeding the limit, would that person receive a fixed penalty notice along with points or just fine?

    How about bringing the car on UK plates into Ireland and passed a GATSO van exceeding the speed limit?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,134 gubbie

    With an EU licence, residing in the UK, on UK roads (as I do) speeding is an automatic summons to court. You will be required to fill out a D9 form (this thing) which is a basic skeleton licence which you use with your Irish one and will be where all further points go. Rack up 12 (think it's 12) and you're off the road.