Several pieces of road traffic law cover driving without insurance. Where a member of An Garda Síochána has demanded the production of your insurance details, the presumption is held that you are uninsured until you produce your documentation. It is therefore important to follow-through on a request from a Garda to produce your insurance details (e.g. at a Garda station).
If you have been found to be driving without insurance it is advisable to seek legal advice at the earliest possible opportunity in order to put forward a strong defence and/or minimise penalties.
Penalties for the offence include:
- A maximum fine of €3,000 and/or six months imprisonment
- Penalty points
- Licence Endorsement
If you have a legal issue relating to driving without insurance or if you have a general road traffic law query; contact us to arrange a consultation.