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# drivers - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Minister to introduce clamping legislation based on report

The Committee report includes recommendations standardising penalties, signage, training and appeal processes – and prohibiting operators from using premium rate phone numbers.

# drivers - Monday 16 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge The burning question*: Do you hover on outside lane on dual carriageway? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Do you hover on outside lane on dual carriageway?

This and every Monday, let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

# drivers - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Siptu lodges complaint over Stobart ballot

The trade union has accused the drivers services group of coercing employees to participate in a “hastily arranged ballot”.

# drivers - Sunday 19 February, 2012

AA criticises 'all-time record' fuel prices

The rising cost of petrol and diesel is not the fault of garages but down to a Government decision to “super-tax” fuel, says the AA.

# drivers - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

New speed cameras collect €10million in fines

The cameras run by a private operator were introduced in November 2010.

Speed limits across the country set to be reviewed

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has announced a major nationwide review to ensure that all speed restrictions are “both safe and sensible”.

# drivers - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Half of drivers with penalty points think they were caught unfairly

A survey of 4,000 motorists also found a small number of drivers have been ‘swapping’ penalty points.

# drivers - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Kildare drivers least likely to be 'good samaritans'

Drivers in Donegal and Kerry are most likely to stop and help a stranded motorist – but Kildare and Meath drivers are least likely to intervene.

# drivers - Sunday 15 January, 2012

Price increases added €10 to fuel bills last month - AA

The cost of petrol and diesel at the pumps increased again in the last month, adding a reported average of €10 onto the cost of running a modest family car.

# drivers - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Women (slightly) more likely to "neglect" their cars, says AA

That is according a new AA Rescue survey which showed that more women neglect “simple yet important” tasks like checking tyre pressure than men – but both genders fare badly overall.

# drivers - Sunday 18 December, 2011

Motorists warned to take care on icy roads after several collisions

It’s frosty out there again – and readers have reported icy conditions on roads around the country.

# drivers - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Drivers "putting lives at risk" by stopping on motorway

AA Ireland and the Road Safety Authority is reminding all road-users not to stop or walk on a motorway unless it is an emergency, after a survey showed that 45 per cent of drivers use the hard shoulder to make or take calls.

# drivers - Monday 28 November, 2011

Drug testing of motorists to be introduced in new year

Drivers suspected of being under the influence of drugs will have to perform co-ordination tests – such as walking in a straight line or balancing on one leg – under plans announced by Minister Leo Varadkar.

# drivers - Monday 7 November, 2011

Drop in motor insurance premiums in 2011

The AA said that the average price of a motor insurance policy has dropped from €567 to €549 since the beginning of this year, and that the new stringent drink-driving laws could have a further positive effect.

# drivers - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Here's what to do if your car is flooded...

Don’t attempt to restart it! Plus some other tips from the experts.

# drivers - Monday 24 October, 2011

Lower drink-drive limits to be introduced this week

The blood alcohol limit for drink-driving will be reduced from 80mg to 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood from this Friday – certain drivers will be tested at an even lower limit of 20mg.

# drivers - Thursday 13 October, 2011

'Pay as you drive' system should replace motor tax, says TD Motor Tax This post contains a poll

'Pay as you drive' system should replace motor tax, says TD

Eamonn Maloney said an extra fuel surcharge would allow the government to axe the current vehicle tax altogether.

# drivers - Monday 5 September, 2011

Camera installed in Dublin to catch drivers running red lights

Ireland’s first red light camera enforcement project is to begin shortly in Dublin.

# drivers - Monday 8 August, 2011

Parking fines to be halved for those who pay promptly?

Compulsory driving lessons for secondary students and reminders for drivers about NCT renewal dates are also among the proposals from an Oireachtas committee.

# drivers - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Driver fatigue causes 1 in 5 road deaths

A motorist fighting sleep at the wheel experiences the same level perception impairment as someone driving over the alcohol limit, the Road Safety Authority has warned.

# drivers - Friday 10 June, 2011

Poll: Are women more likely to use their mobile phones while driving? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Are women more likely to use their mobile phones while driving?

Today we’re asking if women are more likely to have their eyes on their phones while behind the wheel, after a senior Garda said that young females are more likely to be texting while driving.

# drivers - Thursday 2 June, 2011

€59 million paid out on behalf of uninsured drivers - report

Around €40 is added on to each driver’s insurance premium as a result of crashes which involved uninsured and hit-and-run drivers.

# drivers - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

New scheme for learner drivers comes into effect today

The Essential Driving Training scheme is being rolled out from today – meaning learner drivers will be required to complete 12 hours of lessons with an approved driving instructor before sitting their test.

# drivers - Monday 14 March, 2011

Eating and drinking while driving a ‘major distraction’, says AA

Nearly 75 per cent of drivers admit to eating while on the move, while almost half swear at their SatNavs.

# drivers - Sunday 6 February, 2011

Women more likely to get stressed while driving: poll

New poll suggests women are more worried about driving, but director of AA Motor Insurance says that may not be a bad thing.

# drivers - Sunday 9 January, 2011

Ice persists across country's roads, motorists warned

Motorists have been urged to drive with extreme care as ice and black ice continue to cover roads across much of the country.

# drivers - Monday 30 August, 2010

L-drivers may get ‘speed limiters’

A number of strict new penalties for reckless drivers are being introduced by the Road Safety Authority.

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