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# motorists - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Gardaí warn motorists to take care during inclement weather

With heavy rain forecast, the gardaí are warning motorists to go slow and take care on the roads.

# motorists - Friday 25 May, 2012

New car efficiency standards ‘would save drivers €800 a year’

Tougher laws to cut emissions would lead to dramatic savings in the cost of motoring, it’s been claimed.

# motorists - Monday 21 May, 2012

Poll: Should 'alco-locks' be mandatory on all vehicles? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should 'alco-locks' be mandatory on all vehicles?

An event in Dublin this week is set to call for the universal use of in-car breathalysers, disabling a car if the driver fails it.

# motorists - Saturday 19 May, 2012

Poll: Are 'R plates' for beginner drivers a good idea? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are 'R plates' for beginner drivers a good idea?

Do you agree with proposals to introduce R plates in order to identify novice drivers?

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.

# motorists - Friday 18 May, 2012

Video: Car catches fire on Dublin's M50 Car On Fire This post contains videos

Video: Car catches fire on Dublin's M50

Emergency services later cleared the car that had caught fire on the Dublin motorway. Gardaí said there were no injuries.

# motorists - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Minister to introduce clamping legislation based on report

The Committee report includes recommendations standardising penalties, signage, training and appeal processes – and prohibiting operators from using premium rate phone numbers.

Reilly will not oppose bill to ban smoking in cars when children are present

The bill proposed by a number of senators now moves forward to Committee stage next month.

# motorists - Monday 7 May, 2012

Two collisions on M7 Dublin to Limerick Road

AA Roadwatch is warning motorists to exercise caution on the M7 and M8 after heavy hail showers.

43 per cent of learner permit holders drive unaccompanied

A Garda investigation found that 43 per cent of learner drivers were not accompanied by a fully-licensed driver, and 30 per cent were not displaying L plates on their vehicles.

# motorists - Friday 4 May, 2012

Motorists urged to take extra care on roads over bank holiday weekend

Garda tips for travelling over the holiday weekend.

# motorists - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Heavy rains and some local flooding expected this evening

Met Éireann has warned of heavy rains affecting Leinster and parts of Ulster this evening, and motorists have been warned to reduce speed.

# motorists - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

South and east set for downpours

Rainfall of up to 35mm expected along the south, while the east coast could get up to 50mm by tomorrow afternoon.

# motorists - Monday 23 April, 2012

Two killed in Kerry, Wexford crashes

One man died when vans collided in Tinnock, Gorey, while in Co Kerry a motorcyclist was fatally injured in a collision with a car.

# motorists - Friday 20 April, 2012

Clamp removal fee should be raised to €130 - report

Dublin’s parking appeals officer says the current price has lost a quarter of its real value since introduction in 1998.

Won't somebody please think of the farmers?

Mayo County Council has a special appeal for road users – to give farmers room to go about their job at this busy agricultural season.

# motorists - Monday 16 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge The burning question*: Do you hover on outside lane on dual carriageway? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Do you hover on outside lane on dual carriageway?

This and every Monday, let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

# motorists - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Number of new private cars licensed in March decreases by 14.6 per cent

The overall number of vehicles licensed in Ireland decreased by 11.1 per cent in March in comparison with the same period last year.

# motorists - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Road-users warned to slow down over Easter Bank Holiday

During the 2000 to 2011 period, 197 people were killed or seriously injured on Irish roads over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

# motorists - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Some UK petrol stations shut after fuel panic-buying

The government has been blamed for the panic-buying after warning people to stock up ahead of a threatened strike by fuel tanker drivers.

Strict legislation on clamping recommended

Maximum release fees, a ban on clamping in hospitals and a two-tier appeals process are just some of the 38 legislative proposals given to Leo Varadkar today.

# motorists - Sunday 19 February, 2012

AA criticises 'all-time record' fuel prices

The rising cost of petrol and diesel is not the fault of garages but down to a Government decision to “super-tax” fuel, says the AA.

# motorists - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

New speed cameras collect €10million in fines

The cameras run by a private operator were introduced in November 2010.

# motorists - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Freezing fog and ice to make driving conditions dangerous

Temperatures will reach as low as -5C over the next couple of nights, with motorists being warned of severe ground frost in some areas.

# motorists - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Half of drivers with penalty points think they were caught unfairly

A survey of 4,000 motorists also found a small number of drivers have been ‘swapping’ penalty points.

# motorists - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Kildare drivers least likely to be 'good samaritans'

Drivers in Donegal and Kerry are most likely to stop and help a stranded motorist – but Kildare and Meath drivers are least likely to intervene.

# motorists - Sunday 15 January, 2012

Price increases added €10 to fuel bills last month - AA

The cost of petrol and diesel at the pumps increased again in the last month, adding a reported average of €10 onto the cost of running a modest family car.

# motorists - Friday 30 December, 2011

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

16 new penalty points to be introduced in 2012

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar is to introduce the penalty points and fines by the end of 2012, as part of his focus on road safety in Ireland.

# motorists - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Women (slightly) more likely to "neglect" their cars, says AA

That is according a new AA Rescue survey which showed that more women neglect “simple yet important” tasks like checking tyre pressure than men – but both genders fare badly overall.

# motorists - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Toll-fare hike for motorists

Motorists will face toll rate increases on two of the country’s busiest roads, while charges for trucks will increase on all motorways.

# motorists - Sunday 18 December, 2011

Motorists warned to take care on icy roads after several collisions

It’s frosty out there again – and readers have reported icy conditions on roads around the country.

# motorists - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures Budget 2012 This post contains images

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures

There was plenty at stake in the austere Budget presented by Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan over the past two days. This slideshow will fill you in…

# motorists - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Budget 2012: Fuel tax increases 'will affect almost all households and businesses'

AA Roadwatch warns that fuel tax increases are going to take a toll on both business and families, particularly in rural areas.

Icy conditions on roads in midlands and north-west

Drivers warned to take extra care on the roads this morning as cold conditions continue to bring ice to parts of the country.

# motorists - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Drivers "putting lives at risk" by stopping on motorway

AA Ireland and the Road Safety Authority is reminding all road-users not to stop or walk on a motorway unless it is an emergency, after a survey showed that 45 per cent of drivers use the hard shoulder to make or take calls.

# motorists - Sunday 27 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In tonight’s Fix: Budget pain for motorists; shock at the death of Wales manager Gary Speed; David Drumm breaks his silence; and you won’t believe how much the IMF is considering giving Italy…

Motorists face a 'grim budget' - AA Ireland

The Minister for the Environment confirmed that road taxes will be increased in the Budget for 2012.

# motorists - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Here's what to do if your car is flooded...

Don’t attempt to restart it! Plus some other tips from the experts.

# motorists - Thursday 13 October, 2011

'Pay as you drive' system should replace motor tax, says TD Motor Tax This post contains a poll

'Pay as you drive' system should replace motor tax, says TD

Eamonn Maloney said an extra fuel surcharge would allow the government to axe the current vehicle tax altogether.