Driving Disqualifications now recognised on both sides of the Irish border

The Agreement on the Mutual Recognition of Driving Disqualifications, made on 30th October 2015 between the UK and Ireland, came into effect this week. This means that driving disqualifications relating to drivers being disqualified for reckless or dangerous driving, hit-and-run driving, and driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs will now be recognised on both sides of the Irish border. Anyone who receives a driving ban on either side of the border will, therefore, have that ban extended to their home jurisdiction.

If you are charged with a driving offence and require advice please contact one of our team who will be able to assist you.