A report by RTE has found that Co. Mayo has the fewest drivers with points on their licence, whilst Co. Kildare has the most. Across the country, around 20% of drivers have penalty points and over 168000 offences were recorded last month in Dublin alone.
The Regional Quality of Life report from the Central Statistics Office compares lifestyle, housing, health, education and economic activity across Ireland.
The penalty points system was brought in to encourage safe driving and reduce accidents on the roads, and insurance companies may view drivers as a higher risk, especially if they have had repeat offences.
Penalty points can be picked up for speeding, driving without due care, using a mobile phone, driving through a red light or for not maintaining your car properly. Whatever the reason for your points, Paddy Compare can find the best deals for car insurance or convicted driver insurance from specialist insurance companies across Ireland.
If you are fortunate enough to not have any penalty points, and your licence is clean, Paddy will also pass this information on to insurers, who will be able to give you a quote on that basis. Simply visit the car insurance page today to get started with a one-page form!