Drivers in IRISH will be fined double from next month for breaking the road rules, it has been announced.
Under the new rules, the penalty for parking on footpaths, bike paths and bus lanes will be doubled.
Minister of Transport Eamon Ryan announced today that fines for motorists who break this road rule will increase from €40 to €80 as of February 1.
He said the increased penalties would “promote active travel” as well as encourage the “more prudent” use of road space.
The Green party “I am pleased to announce that these increased penalties will promote active travel and encourage more prudent use of road space,” the leader said.
“Parking on a footpath puts vulnerable pedestrians, such as wheelchair users and those pushing strollers, at significant risk by forcing them out of the footpath and into traffic. .”
He added: “Parking in bus and bike lanes endangers cyclists and undermines State investment in sustainable public transport infrastructure.
These increases will help improve the safety of all vulnerable road and footpath users, by creating a more effective deterrent to these forms of parking. this particular illegality.”
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And Minster of State with road safety responsibility Hildegarde Naughton also welcomed the increased penalty.
The Good Gael TD believes that blocking footpaths, bike paths and bus lanes is dangerous for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and wheelchair users.
She added: “Blocking footpaths, bus lanes and bike paths could face vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists.” , with particularly dangerous obstacles on busy roads, and forcing difficult maneuvers on buses and cars that may be trying to pass through such careless parking.
“These new penalties will protect families and communities as they use our growing network of active travel infrastructure and will encourage more people to walk and cycle as the Government invests almost 1 million euros a day in projects around the country.”
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