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#Driving

# driving - Yesterday’s News

Government confirms further extension to expiry dates of driving licences
# Drivers
# Drivers

Government confirms further extension to expiry dates of driving licences

Wed 7:45 AM 50,724 Views 27 Comments

A letter will be sent to every customer who is entitled to an extension.

# driving - Monday 25 January, 2021

Man charged after dangerous driving incident in Donegal
# Donegal
# Donegal

Man charged after dangerous driving incident in Donegal

Jan 25th 2021, 7:13 AM 24,985 Views 0 Comments

The man had fled from gardaí after they tried to pull him over.

# driving - Sunday 24 January, 2021

RSA confirms plans to allow you sit your car theory test online within a 'number of months'
# BACKLOG
# BACKLOG

RSA confirms plans to allow you sit your car theory test online within a 'number of months'

Jan 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 43,366 Views 30 Comments

A minister has said that the pandemic has had a “profound effect” on theory testing services leading to a large backlog.

# driving - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Agreement signed to allow continued exchange of UK driving licence for people living in Ireland
# Brexit
# Brexit

Agreement signed to allow continued exchange of UK driving licence for people living in Ireland

Dec 31st 2020, 6:33 PM 37,907 Views 33 Comments

After 11pm, UK licences used by those living in Ireland will no longer be valid.

# driving - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Did you sit your driving test this year? Here are the pass rates for each RSA test centre for 2020
# On The Road
# On The Road

Did you sit your driving test this year? Here are the pass rates for each RSA test centre for 2020

Dec 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 58,347 Views 23 Comments

Here’s how drivers fared at each centre across the country this year.

# driving - Saturday 26 December, 2020

More than 500,000 people had points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

More than 500,000 people had points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown

Dec 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 39,500 Views 31 Comments

A total of 510,269 people had points on their licences on 30 September 2020.

# driving - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Have a UK driving licence but live in Ireland? It won't be valid from 1 January
# Brexit
# Brexit

Have a UK driving licence but live in Ireland? It won't be valid from 1 January

Dec 20th 2020, 11:00 AM 37,638 Views 52 Comments

After the transition period ends on 31 December, UK driving licences will no longer be valid for residents here.

# driving - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Mother who drove on footpath after teenagers who attacked her daughter gets suspended sentence
# Mullingar Circuit Criminal Court
# Mullingar Circuit Criminal Court

Mother who drove on footpath after teenagers who attacked her daughter gets suspended sentence

Dec 15th 2020, 5:15 PM 49,337 Views 0 Comments

A judge said the accused had taken “the law into her own hands” after being annoyed with the way Gardaí had handled the incident with her daughter.

# driving - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Here's how the RSA's driving services and NCT services are affected under Level 5
# Driving
# Driving

Here's how the RSA's driving services and NCT services are affected under Level 5

Oct 21st 2020, 9:30 PM 55,631 Views 30 Comments

Driver theory tests are being suspended for a period of six weeks.

# driving - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

'A changed landscape': Drivers warned to be cautious as more children cycling and walking to school
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

'A changed landscape': Drivers warned to be cautious as more children cycling and walking to school

Sep 8th 2020, 4:23 PM 13,353 Views 51 Comments

“We must all play our part in getting children back to school safely,” RSA chairperson Liz O’Donnell said.

# driving - Monday 24 August, 2020

RSA warned of 'significant challenge' in making driving tests safe in light of Covid-19
# Driving Test
# Driving Test

RSA warned of 'significant challenge' in making driving tests safe in light of Covid-19

Aug 24th 2020, 6:30 AM 17,631 Views 23 Comments

That’s according to documents released under the Freedom of Information Act.

# driving - Friday 22 May, 2020

Poll: Should private cars be banned from city centres?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should private cars be banned from city centres?

May 22nd 2020, 8:24 AM 43,403 Views 98 Comments

Dublin City Council has proposed measures to allow the city to function as Covid-19 restrictions are eased.

# driving - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Concern over speeding drivers and pedestrian deaths during Covid-19 restrictions
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Concern over speeding drivers and pedestrian deaths during Covid-19 restrictions

Apr 29th 2020, 4:43 PM 18,447 Views 31 Comments

Six pedestrians have been killed on Irish roads since the schools were closed in the middle of March.

# driving - Friday 24 April, 2020

Avoiding flat batteries and flooded engines: Ways to keep cars in good condition while sitting idle
# Driving
# Driving

Avoiding flat batteries and flooded engines: Ways to keep cars in good condition while sitting idle

Apr 24th 2020, 5:38 PM 31,715 Views 36 Comments

AA Ireland said a lot of breakdowns at the moment are from faults caused by lack of use.

# driving - Saturday 28 March, 2020

NCT and other vehicle and licence services suspended until further notice
# Driving
# Driving

NCT and other vehicle and licence services suspended until further notice

Mar 28th 2020, 6:23 PM 46,411 Views 57 Comments

Shane Ross is looking at measures to extend the period of validity of licences and NCT certificates.

# driving - Monday 17 February, 2020

Over 900 new speed camera zones come into operation today
# GoSafe
# GoSafe

Over 900 new speed camera zones come into operation today

Feb 17th 2020, 6:05 AM 110,951 Views 76 Comments

The new zones include areas where fatal and serious collisions have previously occurred.

# driving - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Snow and ice warning remains in place nationwide following freezing night
# Wrap Up Warm
# Wrap Up Warm

Snow and ice warning remains in place nationwide following freezing night

Jan 28th 2020, 7:05 AM 69,828 Views 5 Comments

Motorists are being warned to drive with caution.

# driving - Thursday 2 January, 2020

117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric
# On The Road
# On The Road

117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric

Jan 2nd 2020, 2:41 PM 35,210 Views 124 Comments

The government is expected to soon publish draft legislation banning the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.

# driving - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Irish drivers had over 500,000 penalty points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Irish drivers had over 500,000 penalty points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown

Dec 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 46,911 Views 91 Comments

The highest number of points were in Dublin, with 106,545.

# driving - Monday 25 November, 2019

Poll: Should penalty points and fines be based on how far above the speed limit drivers are caught?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should penalty points and fines be based on how far above the speed limit drivers are caught?

Nov 25th 2019, 8:39 AM 26,888 Views 122 Comments

Shane Ross is bringing the proposals to Cabinet, but he faces opposition to get it over the line.

# driving - Monday 18 November, 2019

Learner motorist given suspended sentence over fatal collision with food delivery driver
# Courts
# Courts

Learner motorist given suspended sentence over fatal collision with food delivery driver

Nov 18th 2019, 10:30 PM 42,203 Views 49 Comments

The man has also been suspended from driving for six years.

# driving - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Poll: Should newly qualified young motorists be banned from driving at night?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should newly qualified young motorists be banned from driving at night?

Oct 26th 2019, 9:45 AM 54,514 Views 166 Comments

It follows the proposed introduction of a similar ban in the UK.

# driving - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Mercedes equal record with sixth straight constructors' championship
# Japan Gp
From The42
# Japan Gp

Mercedes equal record with sixth straight constructors' championship

Oct 13th 2019, 8:11 AM 5,315 Views 1 Comment

Valterri Bottas won the Japanese Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton third.

# driving - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Learner driver has car seized after speeding with expired permit and no L plate
# Learner Driver
# Learner Driver

Learner driver has car seized after speeding with expired permit and no L plate

Sep 29th 2019, 3:08 PM 38,365 Views 0 Comments

The Garda Roads Policing Unit stopped the car for a speeding offence in Roscommon town.

# driving - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Thousands of penalty points could be wiped out if High Court challenge over legislation succeeds
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Thousands of penalty points could be wiped out if High Court challenge over legislation succeeds

Aug 1st 2019, 7:38 PM 27,969 Views 0 Comments

The matter has been adjourned until November.

# driving - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Fianna Fáil TD criticises 'absurd' drop in penalty points issued in past 10 years
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Fianna Fáil TD criticises 'absurd' drop in penalty points issued in past 10 years

Jul 27th 2019, 12:24 PM 20,189 Views 45 Comments

Marc Mac Sharry TD said the legacy of declining Garda numbers has had an impact on the drop in figures.

# driving - Monday 22 July, 2019

Garda helicopter 'struggled to keep up' with boy driving up to 240km/h, court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Garda helicopter 'struggled to keep up' with boy driving up to 240km/h, court hears

Jul 22nd 2019, 9:08 PM 57,665 Views 0 Comments

The drive ended when the car collided with Garda armed response unit on the N7.

# driving - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Gardaí say drink driving cases 'struck out' due to lack of clarity over use of handcuffs
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

Gardaí say drink driving cases 'struck out' due to lack of clarity over use of handcuffs

Apr 30th 2019, 6:15 AM 23,244 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are calling on the Commissioner to provide clear protocols on the detention of drink drivers.

# driving - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Member of public helps gardaí arrest dangerous driver who had no licence or insurance
# M7
# M7

Member of public helps gardaí arrest dangerous driver who had no licence or insurance

Apr 14th 2019, 4:42 PM 47,249 Views 21 Comments

The driver, who crashed into a barrier, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

# driving - Friday 29 March, 2019

Irish car buyers shopping abroad as figures show drop in number of new vehicles taxed during 2018
# Motoring
# Motoring

Irish car buyers shopping abroad as figures show drop in number of new vehicles taxed during 2018

Mar 29th 2019, 5:50 PM 26,847 Views 55 Comments

It has been suggested that drivers are buying from the UK on the back of a strong Euro.

# driving - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Explainer: All you need to know about the EU's new road safety technology proposals
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: All you need to know about the EU's new road safety technology proposals

Mar 28th 2019, 6:05 AM 14,457 Views 30 Comments

The EU yesterday announced a string of new measures proposed by the EU to help improve road safety.

# driving - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Motorist arrested for driving 'erratically' and testing positive for cocaine and cannabis
# Garda Crackdown
# Garda Crackdown

Motorist arrested for driving 'erratically' and testing positive for cocaine and cannabis

Mar 24th 2019, 5:58 PM 35,975 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said the driver was an unaccompanied learner with no insurance or NCT.

# driving - Saturday 9 March, 2019

One in five people in favour of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work
# Poll
# Poll

One in five people in favour of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work

Mar 9th 2019, 8:00 AM 12,678 Views 70 Comments

That’s according to a survey carried out for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live.

# driving - Sunday 24 February, 2019

Poll: Do road safety ads have any impact on you?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do road safety ads have any impact on you?

Feb 24th 2019, 9:46 AM 22,757 Views 73 Comments

The RSA has received dozens of complaints over an ad about the so-called ‘Clancy Amendment.

# driving - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Irish Coast Guard staff and volunteers no longer allowed to use blue lights and sirens
# Emergency
# Emergency

Irish Coast Guard staff and volunteers no longer allowed to use blue lights and sirens

Feb 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 84,288 Views 61 Comments

Volunteers are worried about the potential delays this will cause when they are travelling to incidents.

# driving - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Shane Ross says new law was needed as gardaí seize 377 cars driven by unaccompanied learner drivers
# Seized
# Seized

Shane Ross says new law was needed as gardaí seize 377 cars driven by unaccompanied learner drivers

Feb 14th 2019, 5:33 PM 40,272 Views 152 Comments

Criticism has been levelled at the transport minister over the long wait times for the driving test.

# driving - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

'We're working on it': Taoiseach admits there are unacceptable delays in driving test wait times
# Learner Driver
# Learner Driver

'We're working on it': Taoiseach admits there are unacceptable delays in driving test wait times

Jan 30th 2019, 2:51 PM 21,345 Views 109 Comments

Some people are waiting over 20 weeks to get a date for the driving test.

Trains delayed and motorists urged to take extra care after overnight snowfall
# Minus Five
# Minus Five

Trains delayed and motorists urged to take extra care after overnight snowfall

Updated Jan 30th 2019, 10:00 AM 45,488 Views 33 Comments

A Status Yellow snow-ice warning will remain in place until Saturday.

# driving - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Over 80% of gardaí not trained to turn on a siren or drive in emergency situations in Dublin district
# Garda Training
# Garda Training

Over 80% of gardaí not trained to turn on a siren or drive in emergency situations in Dublin district

Jan 15th 2019, 6:01 AM 15,983 Views 47 Comments

Gardaí who are not trained to a higher standard are not allowed to use sirens, flashing lights or drive at higher speeds.

# driving - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Drivers who put cyclists at risk to be targeted, but it won't be mandatory to wear high-vis while on your bike
# On Yer Bike
# On Yer Bike

Drivers who put cyclists at risk to be targeted, but it won't be mandatory to wear high-vis while on your bike

Jan 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 25,979 Views 239 Comments

Government plans to build on existing rules that govern cycling and driving rules.

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