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#Driving

# driving - Monday 1 August, 2022

More than 1,000 drivers caught speeding on Irish roads over the weekend
# Speeding
# Speeding

More than 1,000 drivers caught speeding on Irish roads over the weekend

Aug 1st 2022, 6:02 PM 40,498 Views 63 Comments

Speeds of up to 170 km/h were detected in recent days.

# driving - Thursday 7 July, 2022

Almost one in four motorists check their phone notifications while driving
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Almost one in four motorists check their phone notifications while driving

Jul 7th 2022, 1:29 PM 8,842 Views 35 Comments

New research by the Road Safety Authority also found that 13% of drivers write messages or emails while behind the wheel.

# driving - Friday 10 June, 2022

182 arrests over Bank Holiday weekend for driving under influence of drugs or alcohol
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

182 arrests over Bank Holiday weekend for driving under influence of drugs or alcohol

Jun 10th 2022, 11:31 AM 13,547 Views 14 Comments

Eight people died in fatal road collisions, according to new figures from the gardaí.

# driving - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

FactFind: How can petrol and diesel be called 'carbon neutral'?
# Net Zero
# Net Zero

FactFind: How can petrol and diesel be called 'carbon neutral'?

Mar 2nd 2022, 12:05 AM 16,894 Views 16 Comments

Applegreen sells a ‘carbon neutral’ driving option at pumps – how does that work?

# driving - Sunday 26 December, 2021

Over 540,000 people had points on their licences this year - a county-by-county breakdown
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Over 540,000 people had points on their licences this year - a county-by-county breakdown

Dec 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 29,612 Views 25 Comments

A total of 540,174 people had points on their licences on 30 September 2021.

# driving - Monday 20 December, 2021

Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka banned from driving
# Punishment
From The42
# Punishment

Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka banned from driving

Dec 20th 2021, 3:29 PM 12,107 Views 5 Comments

The right back was in a ‘state of complete ignorance’ of the Yorkshire driving matters, according to his lawyers.

# driving - Friday 3 December, 2021

Transport Minister launches speed limit appeals procedure and Shared Space signs
# Speed Limits
# Speed Limits

Transport Minister launches speed limit appeals procedure and Shared Space signs

Dec 3rd 2021, 4:19 PM 29,708 Views 41 Comments

New ‘Shared Space’ road signs are also being rolled out soon.

# driving - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

New law and 'admin solutions' needed before asylum seekers can get driving licences, dept says
# High Court
# High Court

New law and 'admin solutions' needed before asylum seekers can get driving licences, dept says

Nov 9th 2021, 10:30 PM 16,743 Views 14 Comments

Some legal experts have said that new legislation is not required, rather a different interpretation of the current law.

# driving - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Gardaí catch 316 motorists speeding during first eleven hours of National Slow Down Day
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Gardaí catch 316 motorists speeding during first eleven hours of National Slow Down Day

Updated Oct 21st 2021, 5:00 PM 50,706 Views 100 Comments

Gardaí will particularly be focusing on rural roads throughout the day.

# driving - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

'Get a grip': Motorists being urged to check tyres to ensure they are roadworthy
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

'Get a grip': Motorists being urged to check tyres to ensure they are roadworthy

Oct 5th 2021, 7:39 PM 13,812 Views 42 Comments

It’s Tyre Safety Day tomorrow.

# driving - Friday 17 September, 2021

Here's how the new M50 variable speed limits will work
# Driving
# Driving

Here's how the new M50 variable speed limits will work

Updated Sep 17th 2021, 2:31 PM 74,684 Views 129 Comments

The new system is expected to take full effect on the motorway by early 2023.

# driving - Friday 2 July, 2021

Ten months added to expiry date on driving licences
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Ten months added to expiry date on driving licences

Jul 2nd 2021, 6:00 AM 64,525 Views 15 Comments

The extension will apply to driving licences expiring from 1 July to 31 October 2021.

# driving - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

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

Government confirms further extension to expiry dates of driving licences

Feb 24th 2021, 7:45 AM 61,206 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 25,118 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 57,405 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 40,544 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 69,268 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 40,164 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 39,175 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 49,695 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 56,261 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 13,422 Views 52 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 17,723 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 44,093 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 18,505 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 31,908 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 46,506 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 111,911 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 69,860 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 35,635 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 47,207 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 26,940 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 42,272 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 54,728 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 5,339 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 38,411 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 28,569 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 20,214 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 57,753 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 23,331 Views 0 Comments

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

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