Latest News Update:
25 July 2014 - Following PARC's report, regarding our observations from attending District Courts earlier this year, the Courts Service has now agreed to start prosecutions on drivers who fail to produce their licence in court.
15 July 2014 - PARC welcomes news on Penalty point loophole to be shut by end of year
Link to Irish Independent article by Shane Phelan.
14 July 2014 - State to close off way to evade penalty points
Link to Irish Times article by Conor Lally.
7 July 2014 - PARC's successful campaign for stricter laws for learner drivers
As from the 1st of August 2014 learner drivers unaccompanied and or failing to display L-plates will attract two penalty points for each offence & a €60 fine. Both learner & novice drivers will risk losing their licence for six months if they clock up seven penalty points. PARC wish to thank the Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar & his officials for introducing this new legislation.
“Finding Your Way - A Guide for Families of Victims Following the Death or Serious Injury of a Loved one in a Road Traffic Collision” - PDF version below:
PARC contributions to road safety 2006 - 2014
PARC Road Safety Group is an Irish NGO advocating for road safety and road traffic victims. It was founded in 2006 by Susan Gray. PARC became a member of the VICTIMS' RIGHTS ALLIANCE GROUP in 2013.
PARC membership includes people who have lost a loved one in a road traffic collision, people who have had a loved one seriously injured and those who have sustained injuries themselves.
PARC members work with other road safety stakeholders to:
- Save lives and prevent injuries.
- Provide information to victims.
- Encourage road users to be more aware and responsible on our roads.
- Educate road users of changes in our road traffic laws.
- Highlight the weaknesses of certain road traffic laws.
- Highlight the issues that have arisen as a result of victims experiences.
- Highlight certain aspects of court administration of sanctions for road traffic collision offences.