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#Drug-Driving

# drug-driving - Thursday 13 May, 2021

Ian Bailey disqualified from driving and fined €700 over cannabis charges
# Cork
# Cork

Ian Bailey disqualified from driving and fined €700 over cannabis charges

May 13th 2021, 4:08 PM 27,883 Views 0 Comments

The ruling was made at a hearing in Bantry District Court.

# drug-driving - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

More drug-driving than drink-driving incidents over lockdown, say gardaí
# The Road Back
# The Road Back

More drug-driving than drink-driving incidents over lockdown, say gardaí

May 12th 2021, 5:29 PM 14,759 Views 22 Comments

Focus has turned to road safety as drivers get back on the road post-lockdown and the new ‘The Road Back’ campaign is launched.

# drug-driving - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Drug-driving incidents jump 11% this year despite Covid-19 lockdown
# Road Safety Authority
# Road Safety Authority

Drug-driving incidents jump 11% this year despite Covid-19 lockdown

Apr 1st 2021, 7:48 PM 9,730 Views 48 Comments

Authorities warn motorists of the dangers of drug driving ahead of the Easter bank holiday weekend.

# drug-driving - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Ian Bailey appears in court charged with drug driving

Ian Bailey appears in court charged with drug driving

Mar 12th 2020, 5:30 PM 42,364 Views 0 Comments

He was stopped by gardaí in Schull in West Cork in August 2019.

# drug-driving - Thursday 26 December, 2019

One in four arrested for driving while intoxicated on Christmas Day were suspected drug-drivers
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

One in four arrested for driving while intoxicated on Christmas Day were suspected drug-drivers

Dec 26th 2019, 4:24 PM 28,383 Views 33 Comments

More than 650 drivers have been arrested since this year’s road safety campaign was launched.

# drug-driving - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Gardaí warn of 'dramatic growth' in drug driving

Gardaí warn of 'dramatic growth' in drug driving

Oct 24th 2019, 3:57 PM 14,718 Views 43 Comments

The warning comes ahead of the October Bank Holiday weekend.

# drug-driving - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Gardaí issue warning after motorists test positive for cocaine and cannabis
# Roadside Testing
# Roadside Testing

Gardaí issue warning after motorists test positive for cocaine and cannabis

Sep 23rd 2018, 7:04 PM 47,424 Views 45 Comments

One driver was also speeding at the time.

# drug-driving - Monday 11 December, 2017

Drink-drivers caught five times over the limit as Christmas campaign kicks in
# On The Road
# On The Road

Drink-drivers caught five times over the limit as Christmas campaign kicks in

Dec 11th 2017, 6:28 PM 29,863 Views 44 Comments

A number of arrests for drug-driving have also been made.

# drug-driving - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside

Dec 20th 2016, 8:00 PM 27,235 Views 43 Comments

A number of new measures about drug driving, written-off vehicles and uninsured drivers have been given the green light.

# drug-driving - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Gardaí issue warning after car crash in Limerick
# Ballysimon
# Ballysimon

Gardaí issue warning after car crash in Limerick

Feb 11th 2016, 2:02 PM 28,653 Views 6 Comments

The driver was arrested on suspicion of drug driving.

# drug-driving - Sunday 22 November, 2015

This device is what gardaí will use to test who's been drug driving
# Roadside
# Roadside

This device is what gardaí will use to test who's been drug driving

Nov 22nd 2015, 7:30 AM 25,016 Views 28 Comments

Gardaí are preparing for a major crackdown on drug driving in the coming months.

# drug-driving - Friday 28 November, 2014

24 people killed on roads this year were not wearing seatbelts
# Safety First
# Safety First

24 people killed on roads this year were not wearing seatbelts

Nov 28th 2014, 7:13 AM 17,527 Views 60 Comments

Plus, drug drive testing came in last night.

# drug-driving - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Have you ever seen a friend drive under the influence of drugs? 1 in 6 have
# Motoring Offences
# Motoring Offences

Have you ever seen a friend drive under the influence of drugs? 1 in 6 have

May 22nd 2014, 7:55 AM 5,488 Views 24 Comments

A new survey from eFlow also reveals a high number of people speed regularly.

# drug-driving - Thursday 27 June, 2013

‘N’ plates for new drivers on the way as Traffic Bill published
# New Rule
# New Rule

‘N’ plates for new drivers on the way as Traffic Bill published

Jun 27th 2013, 1:16 PM 24,084 Views 143 Comments

The Bill also allows for roadside testing for drug driving, and details plans to test unconscious drivers.

# drug-driving - Sunday 21 October, 2012

The Evening Fix: Now with added Miriam and Pat from 1989
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Now with added Miriam and Pat from 1989

Oct 21st 2012, 8:37 PM 18,917 Views 8 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

New driving laws will include clampdown on 'drug driving'
# Drug-Driving
# Drug-Driving

New driving laws will include clampdown on 'drug driving'

Oct 21st 2012, 3:34 PM 8,931 Views 42 Comments

Leo Varadkar says the forthcoming Road Traffic Bill will revise earlier laws to introduce ‘impairment testing’ for drivers.

# drug-driving - Monday 28 November, 2011

Drug testing of motorists to be introduced in new year
# Drug Testing
# Drug Testing

Drug testing of motorists to be introduced in new year

Nov 28th 2011, 12:17 PM 3,275 Views 25 Comments

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.

# drug-driving - Thursday 7 July, 2011

Prosecution of non-residents for driving offences gets the green light
# Roads
# Roads

Prosecution of non-residents for driving offences gets the green light

Jul 7th 2011, 6:55 PM 648 Views 12 Comments

New EU directive means that residents from other member states can be punished for breaking traffic laws in Ireland.

# drug-driving - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

MEPs to vote on punishment for overseas driving offences
# Motoring
# Motoring

MEPs to vote on punishment for overseas driving offences

Jul 5th 2011, 2:51 PM 456 Views 5 Comments

EU countries will be entitled to prosecute drivers using other countries’ cars, under a plan being voted on tomorrow.

# drug-driving - Monday 11 October, 2010

Concerns over increase in drug-driving
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Concerns over increase in drug-driving

Oct 11th 2010, 4:58 PM 145 Views 0 Comments

Last year, 1,500 drivers tested by authorities were confirmed to be under the influence of drugs.