Sunday 21 April 2024

Changes to fines and contraventions system

There have been changes to the fines and points related to contraventions. These are now as follows:

Contravention PreviousNow
Driving on a red light€100€200
No entry€46.59€75
Speeding at 15km/h over speed limit€69.88€100
Carrying containers or metal boxes which are not properly secured €116.47 €200
Failing to use tailboard, spillage or overloaded vehicle €46.69Not less than €250, not more than €500
Obstruction (slipways and quays)€104.82€104.82 – amendment to contravention
Interfering with traffic flow in any road including any type of obstacle, such as obstruction of bus, obstruction of priority. lane, safe entry and exit at bus stops (the creation of non-authorised road or closing of a carriage way etc)€104.82€104.82 – amendment to contravention
Carrying of more passengers than stipulated on vehicle registration certificate (for every extra passenger) €11.65€50 (for each person)
Use of vehicle for different reason than permitted according to licence in the case of car rentals or for profit €34.94 €200
Holding or making use of hand held mobile or other device which is held in one’s hands, while stopped in traffic or while driving any motor vehicle in categories M1, N1, including any motorcycle or e-kickscooter.€100€200
Wearing or using any handsfree apparatus in one’s ear or over one’s ear which is closest to the window while stopped in traffic or while driving any motor vehicle in categories M1 or N1.€100 €200
Wearing or using any handsfree apparatus in one’s ear or over one’s ear which while stopped in traffic or while riding a motorcycle or e-kickscooter.€100 €200
Holding or making use of a hand-held mobile while stopped in traffic, or while driving a motor vehicle M1, M2 or M3 for rental, or a motor vehicle N2 or N3 or while using any other machinery which is used to carry out merchandise €100 €300
Wearing or using any handsfree apparatus in one’s ear or over one’s ear which is closest to the window while in traffic or while driving any motor vehicle in categories M1 M2 or M3 for rental, or a motor vehicle N2 or N3 or while using any other machinery which is used to carry out merchandise, or while riding a motorcycle or any rental e-kickscooter.€100€300
NoContravention BeforeNow
1Holding or making use of hand held mobile or other device which is held in one’s hands, while stopped in traffic or while driving any motor vehicle in categories M1, N1, including any motorcycle or any type of e-kickscooter.3-66- 9
2Wearing or using any handsfree apparatus in one’s ear or over one’s ear which is closest to the window while stopped in traffic or while driving any motor vehicle in categories M1 or N1.3 – 6 6- 9
3Wearing or using any handsfree apparatus in one’s ear or over one’s ear which while stopped in traffic or while riding a motorcycle or e-kickscooter.3 – 6 6 -9
4Holding or making use of a hand-held mobile while stopped in traffic, or while driving a motor vehicle M1, M2 or M3 for rental, or a motor vehicle N2 or N3 or while using any other machinery which is used to carry out merchandise 3- 6 6 -9
5Wearing or using any handsfree apparatus in one’s ear or over one’s ear which is closest to the window while in traffic or while driving any motor vehicle in categories M1 M2 or M3 for rental, or a motor vehicle N2 or N3 or while using any other machinery which is used to carry out merchandise, or while riding a motorcycle or any rental e-kickscooter.3 – 6 6 -9
6Wearing or using any handsfree apparatus in one’s ear or over one’s ear which while stopped in traffic or while riding a motorcycle or any type of e-kickscooter.3 -66 -9