New figures have revealed that Donegal motorists have the cleanest driving licences in Ireland.
Just 11.5% of Donegal’s driving population has penalty points on their licence.
The figures published by the CSO show that, nationally, over 19% of drivers had penalty point endorsement notices issued against them in 2018.
Donegal drivers received a total of 13,382 penalty points in 2018. The figure is down by 10.3% from 2017.
Twice the number of men received penalty points than women in Donegal last year.
Points were issued for 1,062 females and 2,350 men in 2018. No gender was recorded in the case of 216 penalty point notices.
Speeding was the number one offence in Donegal, accounting for 2,290 penalty point notices in the county.
Any driver that receives 12 penalty points in any 3 year period, is automatically faced with a 6-month disqualification from driving. The disqualification threshold is reduced to 7 penalty points for learner drivers.
There were 798 drivers across Ireland with 12 penalty points on their licences on 31st December 2018.