Insurers to get access to driving-offence details

The details of driving offences are to be given out to insurance companies under a new law expected today.

Previously, a driver's file only let insurers see the number of points a driver had. The new measure would mean insurers could see whether a driver had committed a serious offence.

The Irish Times reports that the law will be implemented over the coming months.

It will mean insurers can take the seriousness of driving offences into account when calculating premiums.

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