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UK-style points system for driving offences?

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A UK-style points system for driving offences will be considered later this year in an effort to improve road safety.

Infrastructure Minister Eddie Noel confirmed last year that his department was working on a new safety strategy and that he could see the benefits of a points system.

A spokesman for the department said that other 'higher-priority work' had taken precedence during 2015, but an action plan will be developed later this year and this will include the consideration of a UK-style points system.

The points system for driving offences, including for people using mobile phones behind the wheel, would mean that persistent offenders could face driving bans.

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