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566. Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh asked the Minister for Justice the number of fixed charge notices which have been issued by An Garda Síochána using the new statutory instrument for dangerous overtaking of cyclists since the law was introduced in November 2019 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46066/21]

Answer

Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): As the Deputy will be aware, under the Garda Síochána Act 2005, the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the management and administration of An Garda Síochána, including the enforcement of road traffic legislation. As Minister for Justice, I have no direct role in these matters.
Fixed Charge Notices can be issued for offences related to overtaking or attempting to overtake in a manner which endangers or causes inconvenience to a cyclist. I am informed by the Garda authorities that 47 Fixed Charge Notices have been issued for these offences since the law was introduced in November 2019.
I am advised that these figures are based on incidents which occurred from 12 November 2019 to 23 September 2021, inclusive. I am further informed that these figures are based upon operational data from the Fixed Charge Processing System as was available on 24 September 2021, and are liable to change.