A new provision to facilitate the mutual recognition of driving disqualifications between Ireland and the UK has come into effect.
Drivers from the UK disqualified in Ireland for certain offences will now have the disqualification transferred back to the UK – and vice versa.
“The mutual recognition of driving disqualifications is an important road safety measure because it aims to target dangerous drivers on our roads,” said Shane Ross, Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport. “The disqualifications relate to drivers disqualified for reckless or dangerous driving, hit and run driving, and driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
“Mutual recognition of driving disqualifications is an important road safety measure for both Ireland and the UK, and is one of a series of measures I am introducing which will reduce road injuries and ultimately save lives.”