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#Driving

# driving - Thursday 23 August, 2018

New research shows 10% of children do not wear seatbelts while travelling on Irish roads

Gardaí have warned motorists to safeguard everyone who gets into a vehicle.

# driving - Sunday 12 August, 2018

'It's falling on deaf ears': Still no plan for gardaí without lights and sirens driver training

The Garda Representative Association said as many as 60% of gardaí only have basic driver training, which means they can not exceed the speed limit in a chase.

# driving - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Driver was 11 times over legal alcohol limit, had open bottle of wine beside him

He was driving on the wrong side of the road when gardaí stopped him.

# driving - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Had your car or bike damaged by a pothole? You're not the only one

Six in 10 people have had their mode of transport damaged by potholes.

# driving - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Slight drop in cost of petrol and diesel, but we're still paying more than last year

Drivers are paying 10c more compared to July 2017.

# driving - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Teenager jailed after deliberately driving car at garda patrol vehicle

Ross Thompson pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two charges of endangerment and a charge of dangerous driving.

# driving - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Drivers advised to take extra caution during hottest week of the year

Higher temperatures can cause problems for tyres and engines, as well as people who suffer from hay fever.

Saudi Arabia finally lifts ban on women driving Arrests This post contains videos

Saudi Arabia finally lifts ban on women driving

Despite the end of the ban, several activists have been arrested recently.

# driving - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Three gardaí injured after patrol car struck by vehicle during the night

The incident happened at around 3.30am on Ramelton Road, Letterkenny.

# driving - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Drivers fined almost €120,000 in crackdown on M50 toll dodgers

Fines ranging from €9,000 to €16,000 were handed down to 10 motorists yesterday.

# driving - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Driverless cars: What will they mean for Ireland's future road safety, jobs and even our driving tests?

Even if you don’t drive them, driverless cars could be part of your driving test.

# driving - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

'A load of nonsense': Michael Healy-Rae clashes with Shane Ross over new rural bus service scheme

The local link bus scheme is going to run from 6pm to 11pm in a pilot project across 50 routes in 19 counties.

# driving - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Ross says rural TDs are 'like road traffic terrorists' over drink-driving bill

The RSA estimates that “seven to eight” fatalities could be avoided by changing the law.

# driving - Monday 9 April, 2018

Security called after people refuse to leave Dublin driving licence centre without getting an appointment

People had queued for up to two hours to try to secure an appointment to apply for a driving licence before the centre closed.

# driving - Friday 30 March, 2018

Motorists warned about hailstones as gardaí attend number of crashes Advice This post contains videos

Motorists warned about hailstones as gardaí attend number of crashes

Drivers on motorways in particular have been advised to be vigilant.

# driving - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

There are just 34 garda crash investigators despite a 70% surge in the number of serious collisions

There have been 550 serious incidents in the last four years.

# driving - Saturday 3 March, 2018

'Don't be lulled into a false sense of security, the roads are still treacherous'

Motorists are being urged to take to the road only in exceptional circumstances.

# driving - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

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.

# driving - Sunday 11 February, 2018

'Put the bloody thing away': 60% of Irish drivers have used their phones at a red light

“Phone use by Irish drivers is at ridiculously high levels,” according to The AA.

# driving - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

M50: Fewer traffic officers means gardaí expected to enforce road laws 'as they pass through'

Gardaí have promised that more Traffic Corps jeeps will be in service in the coming weeks.

# driving - Monday 22 January, 2018

One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving

Transport Minister Shane Ross wants people who are caught drink driving to receive an automatic disqualification.

# driving - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Drivers warned to slow down as blanket of snow and ice covers the country

Severe snow and icy weather hit Ireland yesterday; the freezing temperatures are set to continue today.

# driving - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Road users urged to be cautious when out tonight and tomorrow

The RSA has offered tips to people who will be driving during this period, when orange and yellow weather warnings have been issued.

# driving - Monday 8 January, 2018

Man speaks out after metre-long 'spear' smashes through windscreen on the M50

Jason described the incident that happened as he was driving on the M50.

# driving - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

New booking system for driving tests won't be in place until end of year

In some counties the average waiting time for the test is more than 20 weeks.

# driving - 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.

# driving - 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.

# driving - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Poll: Should it be free to do the driving test? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be free to do the driving test?

The learner permit costs €35 and it costs €85 to sit the driving test for a standard car.

# driving - Friday 15 December, 2017

Gardaí are encouraging people to offer lifts home with this little card

The message on the card reads “Here’s something that will give you a little lift this Christmas”.

# driving - 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.

# driving - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Motorists warned to take care after a cold and frosty night

Motorists warned to take care after a cold and frosty night

A status yellow snow-ice alert remains in place today.

# driving - Friday 24 November, 2017

Motorists warned to slow down as snow-ice alert remains in place

The weather is thankfully expected to get a bit milder over the coming days.

# driving - Friday 20 October, 2017

A 24 hour Garda operation to get drivers to slow down is about to kick off

The operation will take place as Met Éireann has issued status red and yellow wind and rain warnings for areas across the country.

# driving - Friday 13 October, 2017

Drivers warned about hazardous conditions as tail end of Hurricane Ophelia heads towards Ireland

Storm force winds and outbreaks of heavy rain could be on the way.

# driving - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

'Modest' plan to increase number of electric cars and 'measly' cycling investment

Eamon Ryan is not impressed by the €3 million allocated to improve cycling infrastructure.

# driving - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Saudi's driving ban: 'You cannot force men to allow their sisters and wives to drive'

What do men in Saudi Arabia think about the removal of the ban on women driving?

# driving - Sunday 1 October, 2017

Motorists caught speeding at 170 kph and learner driver tests positive for cocaine and cannabis

Gardaí also found vehicles with no insurance or tax and in one instance – the NCT was expired by seven years.

# driving - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Drivers have been acting the absolute goat on Ireland's roads in the last 24 hours

Faked insurance discs, a doctored disabled pass, and rampant speeding are just some of the offences the road traffic corps have been battling.

# driving - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

# driving - Monday 21 August, 2017

Poll: Should Irish cities introduce congestion charges? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish cities introduce congestion charges?

New measures have come into effect in Dublin.

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