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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Vroom vroom

This month
September 2023
Massive overhaul of Irish speed limits will see 30 km/h maximum on many roads
A report by
Jane Matthews and Christine Bohan
Increased driver penalties have been recommended to Government to enforce proposed speed limit changes.
This year
Road safety group calls for speed limit and compulsory helmets for all e-scooter users
The European Transport Safety Council also called for an age limit of 16-years-old and a reduction in wheel size.
All time
North is 'a Ferrari in the garage' but Northampton 'can't find the key'
Former Northampton Saints team manager Lennie Newman on George North’s departure.
Poll: Have you ever been caught speeding?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
9 things you'll understand if you learned to drive in Cork
“Oh you’re doing the test in WIltoWorst failure rate in the country you know.”
Cost of running family car down almost €180 on last year
That’s according to an annual survey by the AA which recorded a drop in motor insurance premiums.
He's going to need a bigger garage! Bertram Allen won THREE cars over the weekend
We’re not even one bit jealous.
This is the most common cause of breakdowns for Irish motorists
And it’s (usually) avoidable.
Tesla's autopilot mode for cars 'hopefully' won't hit pedestrians, says CEO
Elon Musk unveiled the new feature for the Model M and Model X, which aims to gradually remove the need for drivers to complete certain actions.
Check out these classic Ferraris that sold for millions at auction
Not the worst looking cars in the world.
Cars are going to be banned from large parts of Dublin city centre, says council
It’s all change in Dublin city.
Apple is going to send a fleet of vehicles to drive around Dublin soon
The vehicles will collect data to help improve Apple Maps, and could result in it launching its own version of Google Street View.
An 'unnamed American rich dude' is selling a fleet of cars for €58 million
Someone is saying goodbye to quite a collection.
Ireland must be doing well - we've been buying a shedload of new cars
And we sure do like our Volkswagens…
This garda car has an interesting word on its roof...
Well that was unexpected.
370 new cars and vans are on their way to the gardaí
Hyundais, Fords and Fiats top the shopping list.
Dutch woman reaches the South Pole on a Massey Ferguson tractor
“The tractor for me symbolises that if you want to do something, maybe you will not be so fast but if you keep going and keep your sense of humour you will get there”.
Are German motorbikes the key to fighting Ebola?
The bikes have been sent to west Africa.
More women than men take on feedback to become better drivers
Black box technology gave feedback back to drivers on their driving habits.
Harley Davidson to unveil its first electric motorbike
Several dozen riders will take a 30-city US tour to drive the bikes and provide feedback.
What's Ireland's new favourite car?
All change at the top of the new car sales tables…
Here's how many cars have been sold so far this year...
Toyota leads the field in new car registrations ahead of Volkswagen.
New car sales went up 23 per cent in February
That’s according to the latest figures from the CSO, which compare car sales in February this year with last year.
Good sign for 2014? Car sales zoom ahead by 33 per cent
SIMI says that the upsurge in car sales has brought a sense of optimism to dealerships.
One night in Dublin: 1,545 cars, 560 breath tests, 5 arrests
Gardaí set up checkpoints in Dublin last night to catch drink-drivers.
Irish among least likely to use public transport in EU
A new EU-wide survey found Irish people are second only to Cyprus when it comes to using their cars every day.
Man purchases €75,000 car using only bitcoin
The Tesla Model S Performance is believed to be the first car to be purchased using the digital currency.
Applying for a driving licence? New rules come into force today
A new plastic credit card-style licence will replace the pink paper licence.
What if Drive was reimagined as a cheesy 1980s detective show?
This. This is what would happen.
Ireland is saying goodbye to the classic driving test feedback form
The Road Safety Authority has started rolling out tablet computers for examiners, meaning candidates won’t get the usual form back.
BMW recalls over 1,500 cars in Ireland over air bag fault
The move is part of a global recall of 220,000 vehicles over airbags manufactured 10 years ago.
Bad news, Scorpios: you’re the worst for making car insurance claims
Good news for Arians though (if you believe this kind of thing, that is…).
Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda recall 3.4 million cars worldwide
The four giant Japanese carmakers cited the same malfunction in the passenger-side airbags, leading to the massive recall.
24 staff at State's debt management agency have company cars
In addition, at least one of two company cars used by employees on work-related travel was bought after the State guarantee of the banks in 2008.
Graphs: Here's how car-crazy Ireland was in 2000
Figures compiled by the All-Ireland Research Observatory show just how much car sales in Ireland spiked (especially in 2000) – but how they fell sharply in the crash.
Toyota to pay $1.1 billion to settle huge recalls lawsuit
Toyota did not accept any blame for the mass recalls but agreed to compensate owners who said their cars lost value after dozens of deadly accidents.
On the roads: Gardaí to get 170 new vehicles
Around €3 million will be spend on the new vehicles, which will include patrol cars, unmarked cars and vans.
The most popular type of car licensed in Ireland last month? Volkswagen
The number of cars licensed in July dropped by more than 10 per cent compared to the same month last year.
How well is Ireland set up for electric cars?
Prices, charging points and government grants: looks into electric vehicle ownership in Ireland today.
Here's the Dublin circuit that Jenson Button will drive in an F1 car today
Now you know where to go if you want to see some high-speed antics in Dublin today – or, of course, where to avoid.