New figures from the CSO show most points were issued for speeding
The number of penalty point notices issued in 2014 was up almost 11% on the previous year.
Figures released by the Central Statistics Office show that over three quarters of penalty point notices were issued for speeding.
Just over 11% meanwhile were given because the driver was on their mobile phone.
Men were more likely to pick up penalty points than women, with 63% of notices issued to males.