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#Learner Drivers

# learner-drivers - Friday 1 March, 2019

Over 28,600 people waiting on driving test date - but RSA says backlog is improving

The longest wait times in the country are in Churchtown, Mallow, Skibereen, Sligo, Tralee and Wicklow.

# learner-drivers - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

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

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

# learner-drivers - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Advice column: How to lower your car insurance premium

Price discrepancies across the Irish car insurance market are as wide as ever, writes Jonathan Hehir.

# learner-drivers - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Driving test waiting times drop - but some learners still waiting months

The average wait is nearly 12 weeks but some learners have waited much longer to hear about their test date.

# learner-drivers - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Unaccompanied learner drivers were involved in 35 fatal car crashes in past four years

While 9% of drivers on the road are learners, only 5.8% of fatal crashes involved learner drivers.

# learner-drivers - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers to use their vehicle to face prosecution

Allowing someone who does not have a licence drive your car will also be an offence.

# learner-drivers - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Micheal Healy Rae: 'The government should leave our young drivers alone'

I think it would be more in the government’s line to catch criminals who are breaking into elderly people’s homes and jail them, writes Michael Healy Rae.

# learner-drivers - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'Learner drivers who drive unaccompanied are breaking the law. They mustn't do it and we must enforce it'

The government is cracking down on car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers use their vehicles.

# learner-drivers - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

'No exceptions': Drink drivers to get automatic ban instead of penalty points

Ross said law to publish names of those caught drink driving should be ready by April.

# learner-drivers - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Learner driver who hit and killed teenager while speeding to be sentenced next week

Gareth Jones swerved to avoid three of the boy’s friends as they crossed the road but hit Paul McCormack (16).

# learner-drivers - Monday 4 July, 2016

Learning to drive - the essentials to get you in gear

Learning to drive can be stressful and expensive but we are here to make it that little bit easier.

# learner-drivers - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Over half of fines for failing to display L-plates not paid

More than 2,500 fines issued to learner drivers caught without a qualified driver were also unpaid.

# learner-drivers - Sunday 17 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge 17 essential facts of life for learner drivers Biting Point

17 essential facts of life for learner drivers

Please don’t go red. Please don’t go red.

# learner-drivers - Monday 15 December, 2014

Learner drivers jailed for driving alone this year

Over 630 people have been fined so far in 2014.

# learner-drivers - Friday 1 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge 11 driving sins that should automatically earn you a novice plate N Plates

11 driving sins that should automatically earn you a novice plate

An N plate for you, an N plate for you, and an especially big N plate for YOU!

# learner-drivers - Thursday 27 June, 2013

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

# learner-drivers - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

RSA want gardaí to breathalyse L-plate passengers

The RSA has said that the role of supervising a learner driver cannot be performed “if the accompanying driver is intoxicated.”

# learner-drivers - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

New Road Traffic Bill includes specific ban on texting while driving

The bill also introduces a Novice Driver category for people in their first two years after qualification.

# learner-drivers - Saturday 19 May, 2012

634 learner drivers convicted last year for not displaying L plates

The Transport Minister says that there no plans to introduce penalty points for learner drivers who failed to display L plates at this time.

# learner-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.

# learner-drivers - Wednesday 1 September, 2010

New rules for learner drivers

But critics say measures don’t go far enough.

# learner-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.