Despite poor road safety record, Donegal has low number of penalty points

There needs to be a county by county review of where speed cameras should be situated to detect speed.

That’s according to Meath West Sinn Fein TD Peadar Toibin follow new figures released to him this week from the Road Safety Authority.

They reveal that Donegal had one of the lowest number of penalty point handed out to motorists despite a poor road safety record and a high number of fatalities over the years.

Built up areas like Dublin and Cork had much higher numbers of penalty points according to the figures which cover the period from 2007 to 2016.

Deputy Toibin says there needs to be more focus on rural roads where crashes are happening and he feels a review of where the checks are carried needs to be considered: