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#drink driving

# drink-driving - Yesterday’s News

Gardaí arrest drink driver, stop four speeding cars and seize six others

A Limerick driver travelling at double the speed limit because he was ‘late to work’ was caught yesterday morning.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Poll: Do you think the drink-driving limit should be reduced? Alcohol This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the drink-driving limit should be reduced?

A proposed plan would see one small alcoholic drink place a driver over the limit.

# drink-driving - Monday 9 January, 2017

Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed

Meanwhile, just over half of people want drink driving alcohol limits to remain unchanged.

# drink-driving - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Gardaí set up checkpoint on M50 to catch drink drivers

This was the first ever checkpoint on the M50.

# drink-driving - Friday 6 January, 2017

Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years

Meanwhile, the Road Safety Authority is looking into establishing a public database of disqualified drivers.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Poll: Do you agree with naming and shaming drink drivers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with naming and shaming drink drivers?

Minister Shane Ross has described 2016 as a “disastrous year” for road safety.

Shane Ross considering 'naming and shaming' drink drivers like tax defaulters

Meanwhile, a Fine Gael MEP has called for breathalysers to be installed in the cars of repeat offenders.

# drink-driving - Saturday 31 December, 2016

There have been 25 more deaths on Irish roads so far this year than in 2015

The Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochana are urging people not to drink and drive this weekend.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Clamp down on speeding and drink driving with one motorist caught at 168 kph

Gardaí have also arrested a number of drink drivers.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Driver three times over alcohol limit from drinking the night before

Gardaí say getting behind the wheel after a night of drinking remains a big problem.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Gardaí arrest 500 motorists for drink driving in just three weeks - and 40 in two days

The figure is an increase of over a third (34%) on the number for this time last year.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside

A number of new measures about drug driving, written-off vehicles and uninsured drivers have been given the green light.

# drink-driving - Saturday 10 December, 2016

Gardaí out in force for Christmas enforcement campaign

Christmas trees and presents – gardaí have all sorts of advice at this time of the year.

# drink-driving - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Mother whose son was killed by drink driver brings about change in bail law

Drink drivers involved in fatal crashes will not be permitted to drive while they are awaiting trial.

# drink-driving - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Drunk driver arrested after crashing while approaching garda checkpoint

Two people were arrested in the Thor Operation checkpoint.

# drink-driving - Thursday 1 December, 2016

This heartbreaking video should stop drink drivers in their tracks this Christmas

The parents of Ciarán Treacy remember the worst day of their lives – as do all who attended the four-year-old’s tiny body.

# drink-driving - Friday 18 November, 2016

Almost one in five road death victims in 2013 tested positive for illegal drugs

Prescription medication almost as common as alcohol in road deaths, according to RSA report.

# drink-driving - Monday 24 October, 2016

Drunk driver arrested after cutting in front of patrol car while holding mobile phone

The car had no tax or insurance and gardaí found empty alcohol bottles and cans in it.

# drink-driving - Friday 21 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge A pub gave this customer free food as a thank you for not drinking and driving Original Joe's

A pub gave this customer free food as a thank you for not drinking and driving

“Thank you for being responsible. Life is valuable.”

# drink-driving - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Drink driver arrested after car crashed into traffic lights

Gardaí are reminding motorists to never drink and drive.

# drink-driving - Thursday 22 September, 2016

One in four farmers said they have driven home after drinking at least three pints

The Irish Examiner and ICMSA poll finds that 23% admitted to drink driving in the last six months.

# drink-driving - Thursday 8 September, 2016

Questions on drink driving will be added to the driver theory test

Between 2008 and 2012, alcohol was a factor in 38% of fatal collisions, claiming the lives of 286 people.

# drink-driving - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Speeding and drink driving: Gardaí out in force for bank holiday weekend

Drivers are being urged to slow down and never drink and drive.

# drink-driving - Monday 18 July, 2016

PSA Group real world fuel consumption data is world first in automotive industry

All the car-related news you need to know – including new PSA fuel consumption data, new Garda drink-driving offensive and new Renault Dacia dealership.

# drink-driving - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Drunk driver jailed for two years for crashing into taxi on way home from Christmas party

The Straffan man pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm.

# drink-driving - Monday 11 July, 2016

Major anti-drinking driving blitz launched as road deaths jump 15% in a year

A total of 87 people have died on the roads so far this year, 10 more than in 2015.

# drink-driving - Friday 17 June, 2016

Five points of advice for football fans planning on having a drink tomorrow

The Road Safety Authority is warning that “almost half of pedestrians killed on our roads have consumed alcohol”.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Video: 79-year-old drink driver ploughs through shop window hitting young child

The footage shows a six-year-old boy picking some sweets when a car smashes through the front window.

# drink-driving - Sunday 5 June, 2016

Learner driver told gardaí 'I only had 3 or 4 pints' at drink driving checkpoint

Officers are testing drivers across the country.

# drink-driving - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Pedestrians urged not to 'stagger' home drunk on country roads

The RSA has said people automatically vilify drivers when drunk pedestrians are often the causes of fatal collisions.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Alcohol was a factor in 330 fatal road collisions in four years

There were 983 fatal collisions on Irish roads between 2008 and 2012.

# drink-driving - Saturday 16 April, 2016

'I took a husband and dad of four away from his family because of my drink driving'

Kris Caudilla is serving 15 years in prison after he slammed into a car and killed a police officer in 2010.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

# drink-driving - Monday 4 April, 2016

Former X Factor judge Tulisa banned from driving for 15 months

The singer crashed her Ferrari in London last September.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Former X Factor judge Tulisa charged with drink driving and dangerous driving

If convicted of drink driving, the singer could be banned for driving for up to a year.

# drink-driving - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Gardaí issue warning after car crash in Limerick

The driver was arrested on suspicion of drug driving.

# drink-driving - Thursday 4 February, 2016

‘My Brendan was killed by a drunk driver – it left a desperate void in our lives’

Christina Donnelly has been campaigning for stronger road safety laws and sentencing since the death of her son and his friend in 2009.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Healy Rae on drink driving, 'If a person goes out and has a little drink, they're hurting no one'

He added that people are surviving accidents now because cars are improving.

# drink-driving - Monday 4 January, 2016

Community in anger after suspected drink-driver kills Dublin woman RIP

Community in anger after suspected drink-driver kills Dublin woman

Claire Hewitt was struck by a car close to her Clonsilla home.

# drink-driving - Friday 1 January, 2016

Dublin planning officer: More pubs will reduce drink driving as people wouldn't have as far to travel

The planning officer for Dublin city and country wanted the one mile restriction between pubs abolished in favour of half mile limits.

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