Speeding, using a phone while driving, and not wearing a seatbelt are just some of the road offences set to get a double in penalties from tonight.
In total, sixteen fixed charge penalty notices will be increased in a bid to make roads safer.
123 people have died on Irish roads so far this year.
Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton says the harsher penalties were due to be increased in the coming months, but says urgent action is needed due to an increasing number of road crashes.
The Road Safety Authority is holding its Annual International Conference in Croke park in Dublin today where it'll look at ‘Tackling speeding – risk factors and interventions’.
Minister Naughton Announces fines for 16 road safety offences to double from October 27th. Minister Naughton @1Hildegarde made the announcement at the Road Safety Authority’s Annual Conference in @CrokePark today. #VisionZero https://t.co/kaOUO3RRxr pic.twitter.com/rruQL0SJXh
— RSA Ireland (@RSAIreland) October 26, 2022