WATCH: Irish motorist received 3 points and €80 fine for overtaking cyclist on a roundabout

Another motorist — this time in Cork — has received points and a fine from Gardai for poorly overtaking a person on a bicycle.

The incident happened leaving Carrigaline at the relief road roundabout in April 2019. According to the cyclist involved, the Gardai said that motorist was fined 3 penalty points and €80.

It happened before the new law for dangerously overtaking cyclists, which comes with a higher fine of €120 as well as three penalty points, was introduced by transport minister Shane Ross. The points and fine were issued before this week, but the Gardai delayed updating the cyclist and apologised for such:

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I am editor of IrishCycle.com and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started CyclingInDublin.com for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

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