3,747 penalty points issued to Leitrim drivers in April

SPEEDING was the biggest offence Leitrim drivers are received penalty points for in April this year.

SPEEDING was the biggest offence Leitrim drivers are received penalty points for in April this year.

Out of a total of 3,747 penalty points received by Leitrim drivers in April, 3,016 were issued for breaking the speed limit.

361 drivers from the county were issued with fixed charge penalty notices for driving while holding a mobile phone, while 150 failed to wear safety belts in April.

Over 50 Leitrim drivers had a tendency to cross the continuous white line and 31 drivers were notified that they failed to obey traffic lights.

The figures were collected by the Road Safety Authority and relate to those driving with a licence issued by Leitrim County Council.

2,395 drivers have two penalty points in the county.

To read the full story see this week’s Leitrim Observer.