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# drug-driving - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Ian Bailey appears in court charged with drug driving

Ian Bailey appears in court charged with drug driving

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New driving laws will include clampdown on 'drug driving'

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

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

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

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

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