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Poll: Should insurers be able to access details of drivers' road offences?

New measures will allow insurers to access information on the reasons for drivers incurring penalty points, a move expected to push up premiums. What do you think?

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INSURERS WILL BE able to access details of road offences for which drivers have incurred penalty points under new measures being announced today.

One of the provisions of the Road Traffic Act, signed into law last year, will be implemented by insurance companies on a phased basis in the coming months with insurers able to find out for which of 13 serious road offences points have been given to drivers.

Until now insurers are only able to see how many penalty points a driver has and the new measures are widely expected to push up premiums but Transport Minister Leo Varadkar argues that they are necessary to ensure greater road safety and that drivers are rewarded for safe behaviour.

But what do you think? Should insurers be able to access details of drivers’ road offences?

Poll Results:

No (1576)
Yes (1046)
Don't know (625)

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