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Dublin: 5 °C Monday 22 October, 2018

#Drivers

# drivers - Monday 1 October, 2018

Traffic lights that take longer to change could reduce older pedestrian road deaths

An RSA lecture today heard pedestrian risk increases with age.

# drivers - Friday 14 September, 2018

The Green Party want more 'kiss and ride' zones around the country (but it's not what you think)

‘Kiss and ride’ zones are designed to allow drivers to stop and drop off or pick up people for a maximum of a few minutes.

# drivers - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Poll: Do you think drivers who park on cycle lanes should get penalty points? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think drivers who park on cycle lanes should get penalty points?

Is it time to get tough on motorists who block cycle lanes?

# drivers - Monday 4 June, 2018

Drunk driver caught doing more than 100 mph, driving (repeatedly) wrong way around roundabout

Some drivers have been acting the eejit and then some over the bank holiday.

# drivers - Monday 2 April, 2018

Justice minister says he plans to abolish court poor box payments

Charlie Flanagan says it is no longer fit for purpose.

# drivers - Saturday 31 March, 2018

All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash

eCall is a new life-saving technology which will be fitted to all new cars from today.

# drivers - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Drivers will soon have to observe a minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists

The new law will require drivers to allow one metre when passing cyclists on roads with a speed limit under 50 km/h.

Gardaí warn of increase in minor collisions as they advise people to stay home if possible

The force’s senior officer for roads policing said elderly pedestrians are at particular risk during this severe weather.

# drivers - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers to use their vehicle to face prosecution

Allowing someone who does not have a licence drive your car will also be an offence.

# drivers - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Drivers warned of 'sudden hailstone showers' ahead of severe weather forecast

Met Eireann have issued several wind and snow-ice warnings for this afternoon.

# drivers - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Gardaí warn that taxi hailing apps are being used to lure drivers to robberies

A driver was robbed at gunpoint on New Year’s Eve.

# drivers - Thursday 28 December, 2017

County breakdown of 582,738 penalty points on driving licences

The majority of drivers had three penalty points (400,502), while 59,404 had six points and 42,700 had two.

# drivers - Sunday 24 December, 2017

From being overcharged to the car 'smelling like a zoo': Why people complain about taxis

The National Transport Authority receives around 1,000 complaints about taxis every year.

# drivers - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Gardaí tell people to 'gift a lift' this Christmas as drink driving arrests increase

Road deaths are down this year, but gardaí said they will not be complacent in the run up to Christmas.

# drivers - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Heading home on the M4? Long delays anticipated due to flooding

Drivers are being told to delay their journey, use public transport or take alternative routes this evening.

# drivers - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

New 'improved' rosters for Bus Éireann drivers in Navan from Sunday - NBRU

Discussions have been taking place between management and unions over pay, rosters, and drivers’ productivity.

# drivers - Monday 13 November, 2017

Bus Éireann staff say problems with northeast services 'have nothing to do with absenteeism'

They’re to do with a lack of buses and too many impractical services, say drivers. And they’re not one bit impressed with the situation.

# drivers - Friday 15 September, 2017

'Follow him home and burn him out': Records reveal abuse and assaults suffered by traffic wardens

Over a seven-month period there were 20 incidents in Navan, including a number of threats and physical assaults.

# drivers - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Over 14,000 drivers caught on their phones in 2017 - and some were posing for selfies

“The mobile phone is a big risk these days and people just aren’t heeding the message and ending up in a dreadful situation.”

# drivers - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Video: Luas releases footage of near misses with cyclists

The Luas operator said, “The trams are very much a part of Dublin’s transport infrastructure and this type of cyclist behaviour is irresponsible.”

# drivers - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

New agreement ensures disqualified Irish licence-holders will also be banned in the UK

It’s understood clarity was needed in light of Brexit.

# drivers - Friday 26 May, 2017

Gardaí catch driver travelling 51km/h over the limit in crackdown on speeding

Gardaí said the speed of 34,000 vehicles were checked this morning all across the country.

# drivers - Monday 22 May, 2017

Dublin Bus ordered to compensate driver over 'systematic' rostering breach

A Labour Court ruling has highlighted the company’s failure to tell drivers of their specific start and finish times at least 24 hours in advance.

# drivers - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Garda criticism, migrants at Rosslare port and Dublin drivers ranked the worst in the country…

Dublin drivers ranked as the worst in Ireland

Drivers in Sligo and Leitrim are viewed as the best behaved, according to a new survey.

# drivers - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Garda errors led to thousands of drivers being wrongly convicted

Some 147,000 summonses were issued to people who had never been given an opportunity to pay their fine.

# drivers - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Uber's latest woe - using secret software to steer drivers away from trouble

The software was unveiled in a New York Times report and Uber said it was only used in areas where it was not banned.

# drivers - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Drivers in Dublin and Cork most likely to have broken speed limits recently

According to a survey by TheAA, Dublin and Cork had the highest number of drivers who broke the speed limit in the past month.

# drivers - Friday 24 February, 2017

Poll: Should elderly motorists be made to take their driving test again? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should elderly motorists be made to take their driving test again?

Transport Minister Shane Ross has said that retesting “is a really good idea”.

Penalty points for mobile phone use could be increased, Ross says

The Transport Minister said he is also looking at the practicalities of additional tests for older drivers.

# drivers - Thursday 16 February, 2017

From The Daily Edge 16 awkward moments all drivers have experienced Toot Toot Beep Beep

16 awkward moments all drivers have experienced

*conks car*

# drivers - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

From The Daily Edge 16 times Bus Eireann proved it's a truly unique Irish travelling experience Ticket To Ride

# drivers - 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.

# drivers - Monday 19 December, 2016

'A very high stakes game': Over 150,000 cars on the road without insurance

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) said it was deeply concerned with the spike in numbers.

# drivers - Thursday 8 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge 11 accurate observations about driving on the poxy M50 Red Cow

# drivers - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Council uses VR to show young drivers devastation of crashes

The simulation allows drivers to watch themselves receiving medical treatment and see the full crash scene around them.

# drivers - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Driver disqualifications will not extend to other EU countries

Transport Minister Shane Ross told Cabinet this week that government would be repealing the section of the Act as it has been proven to be unworkable.

# drivers - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Irish Rail to refund clamping fees as 'gesture of goodwill'

The cars had valid parking tickets but were not parked in marked spaces at Newbridge train station.

# drivers - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Poll: Should it be illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car?

A grieving husband and father said this would make drivers and car owners equally accountable.

# drivers - Saturday 22 October, 2016

341 drivers caught speeding in 24-hour garda crackdown

Gardaí have thanked the tens of thousands of drivers on Irish roads who were found to be compliant.

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