Kilkenny drivers have one of highest penalty point rates in Ireland

Sian Moloughney


Sian Moloughney


Kilkenny penalty point rates

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Kilkenny drivers have one of the highest penalty points rates in Ireland according to new information released from the Central Statistics Office.

More than 20% of Kilkenny drivers have penalty points, higher than the national average.

Just over one in six Irish drivers had penalty points (17.7%) in December 2017.

Wexford (21.5%), Galway (20.5%), Kildare (20.4%) and Kilkenny (20.4%) had the highest proportions of drivers with penalty points.

The lowest rates were in Donegal at 12.9%, Louth at 13.6% and Leitrim at 14.3%.

The figures were released under the CSO's Regional Life in Ireland report.

This report on regional life in Ireland in 2017 is the third in the series from the CSO. It has been re-ordered in line with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of global development targets adopted by United Nations (UN) member countries in September 2015. The CSO, Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) and Esri-Ireland (Environment Systems Research Institute) established a project team in April 2017 to engage with a combined UN Statistics Division (UNSD) Esri research exercise with a goal to develop and deploy a new approach for monitoring the UN SDGs using geographic information systems.