Plans to introduce graduated speeding fines have been scrapped.
The Government instead wants to give priority to legislation which will cover variable speed limits on motorways.
Cabinet had previously agreed that new penalties would come into force based on the speed at which drivers were over the limit.
For example, those found to be 30 km/h over the limit would face larger fines than those 10 km/h over the limit.
However, the Irish Independent reports the plans have been ditched amid concerns they'd be too complicated to understand.
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan today said the main priority is on getting the variable speed limits in place for roads such as the M50 to help save people's lives.
He said he didn't want to be introducing the two different measures at the same time.
Conor Faughnan - Director of Consumer Affairs at the AA - said the plan for graduated fines wouldn't have been practical.
He said: "I think it's a sensible decision.
"Graduated speeding fines sounded like a good idea, but really they never were a good idea - much too complicated, and much too difficult.
"I think it's the right thing to do to just consign that idea to history."