A report has found too many members of the gardaí were allowed to cancel penalty points.
The Garda watchdog GSOC has published its report into allegations by Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe that the system was being abused.
It examined data relating to the issuing of 1.6 million fixed charge notices (FCNs) and over 74,000 cancellations between 2009 and 2012.
In total, 442 gardaí were authorised to cancel FCNs over the four years.
The report also found senior gardaí cancelled points outside their geographical area - which is against protocol.
For example, one officer cancelled 744 fixed charge notices across 17 counties.
GSOC, however, says it will not move onto another phase of the investigation, which would look at 'specific cancellation instances'.
The commission highlights the high costs of any further investigation, as well as the 'extensive reforms' that have already taken place within the force in the wake of the penalty points revelations.