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From TheJournal.ie Drivers urged to slow down as more cyclists and pedestrians are on the roads Covid-19

Drivers urged to slow down as more cyclists and pedestrians are on the roads

Roads around Ireland are getting busier as Covid-19 restrictions start to ease.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns remain about safety of Bus Eireann drivers as they demand screens on all buses Protection

Concerns remain about safety of Bus Eireann drivers as they demand screens on all buses

The company said it is rolling out face visors to drivers this week as an interim measure.

From TheJournal.ie Relaxation of HGV driving and resting time rules to allow flow of essential goods during crisis

Relaxation of HGV driving and resting time rules to allow flow of essential goods during crisis

Drivers will now be entitled to drive a maximum 56 hours in each consecutive week until further notice.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers who don't pay fines shouldn't be able to renew motor tax, says Courts Service Unpaid Fines

Drivers who don't pay fines shouldn't be able to renew motor tax, says Courts Service

The Courts Service has called for the further reform of the court fines system.

From TheJournal.ie 'I am not privy to the plot': Shane Ross doesn't anticipate 'going to war' over new speeding laws Graduated Speeding

'I am not privy to the plot': Shane Ross doesn't anticipate 'going to war' over new speeding laws

Under the new system, drivers who speed excessively will be hit with heavier penalties.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí confirm they have launched 'comprehensive' probe into ghost insurance brokers Buyer Beware

Gardaí confirm they have launched 'comprehensive' probe into ghost insurance brokers

Customers are urged to check that their broker is registered before taking out insurance.

From TheJournal.ie Extinction Rebellion protesters arrested and released after chaining themselves to gates of Leinster House Unchained

Extinction Rebellion protesters arrested and released after chaining themselves to gates of Leinster House

Dozens of gardaí formed a human chain around protestors as their locks were cut off the gate looking onto Merrion Square.

From TheJournal.ie 'They're taking 2c off us that they don't need': Drivers paying levy on petrol that is no longer needed, committee hears Petrol

'They're taking 2c off us that they don't need': Drivers paying levy on petrol that is no longer needed, committee hears

The levy has been paid on petrol, oil and diesel since 1996.

From TheJournal.ie Recruitment under way for new drivers as routes switch to Go-Ahead buses Privatisation

Recruitment under way for new drivers as routes switch to Go-Ahead buses

Successful applicants will receive training and their pay package will be €32,000 per year.

From TheJournal.ie RSA tells those living in Ireland with a UK drivers licence: 'Better to be safe than sorry, swap your licence now' Invalid

RSA tells those living in Ireland with a UK drivers licence: 'Better to be safe than sorry, swap your licence now'

In the event of a no-deal Brexit the driving licence of a UK licence holder living in Ireland will no longer be recognised.

From TheJournal.ie Department asks Europe to set a date for when motorists travelling to Northern Ireland will not need green cards Brexit

Department asks Europe to set a date for when motorists travelling to Northern Ireland will not need green cards

The government is working on a bilateral arrangement between the EU and the UK, but that has yet to be agreed.

From TheJournal.ie One million Green Card forms sent to motor insurance providers in case there's a no-deal Brexit Crossing The Border

One million Green Card forms sent to motor insurance providers in case there's a no-deal Brexit

Drivers who think they may need a card have been advised to apply one month in advance.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers who put cyclists at risk to be targeted, but it won't be mandatory to wear high-vis while on your bike On Yer Bike

Drivers who put cyclists at risk to be targeted, but it won't be mandatory to wear high-vis while on your bike

Government plans to build on existing rules that govern cycling and driving rules.

From TheJournal.ie From midnight, it's illegal for car owners to let unaccompanied learners drive their vehicle Clancy Amendment

From midnight, it's illegal for car owners to let unaccompanied learners drive their vehicle

“Unaccompanied learner driving is illegal and it is dangerous,” Minister Shane Ross said today.

From TheJournal.ie Details revealed of how drivers face higher fines and penalty points the more they break the speed limit Speeding

Details revealed of how drivers face higher fines and penalty points the more they break the speed limit

A graduated penalty system for speeding will be introduced where the speed limit is exceeded by 30kph.

From TheJournal.ie Traffic lights that take longer to change could reduce older pedestrian road deaths Road Safety

Traffic lights that take longer to change could reduce older pedestrian road deaths

An RSA lecture today heard pedestrian risk increases with age.

From TheJournal.ie The Green Party want more 'kiss and ride' zones around the country (but it's not what you think) Commuter Charter

The Green Party want more 'kiss and ride' zones around the country (but it's not what you think)

‘Kiss and ride’ zones are designed to allow drivers to stop and drop off or pick up people for a maximum of a few minutes.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think drivers who park on cycle lanes should get penalty points? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think drivers who park on cycle lanes should get penalty points?

Is it time to get tough on motorists who block cycle lanes?

From TheJournal.ie Drunk driver caught doing more than 100 mph, driving (repeatedly) wrong way around roundabout Bowsie Behaviour

Drunk driver caught doing more than 100 mph, driving (repeatedly) wrong way around roundabout

Some drivers have been acting the eejit and then some over the bank holiday.

From TheJournal.ie Justice minister says he plans to abolish court poor box payments Courts

Justice minister says he plans to abolish court poor box payments

Charlie Flanagan says it is no longer fit for purpose.

From TheJournal.ie All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash Driver Safety

All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash

eCall is a new life-saving technology which will be fitted to all new cars from today.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers will soon have to observe a minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists Careful Now

Drivers will soon have to observe a minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists

The new law will require drivers to allow one metre when passing cyclists on roads with a speed limit under 50 km/h.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn of increase in minor collisions as they advise people to stay home if possible Unnecessary Journeys

Gardaí warn of increase in minor collisions as they advise people to stay home if possible

The force’s senior officer for roads policing said elderly pedestrians are at particular risk during this severe weather.

From TheJournal.ie Car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers to use their vehicle to face prosecution Clancy Amendment

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.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers warned of 'sudden hailstone showers' ahead of severe weather forecast Slow Down

Drivers warned of 'sudden hailstone showers' ahead of severe weather forecast

Met Eireann have issued several wind and snow-ice warnings for this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn that taxi hailing apps are being used to lure drivers to robberies Hailstorm

Gardaí warn that taxi hailing apps are being used to lure drivers to robberies

A driver was robbed at gunpoint on New Year’s Eve.

From TheJournal.ie County breakdown of 582,738 penalty points on driving licences Irish Roads

County breakdown of 582,738 penalty points on driving licences

The majority of drivers had three penalty points (400,502), while 59,404 had six points and 42,700 had two.

From TheJournal.ie From being overcharged to the car 'smelling like a zoo': Why people complain about taxis Not Happy

From being overcharged to the car 'smelling like a zoo': Why people complain about taxis

The National Transport Authority receives around 1,000 complaints about taxis every year.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí tell people to 'gift a lift' this Christmas as drink driving arrests increase Be Safe

Gardaí tell people to 'gift a lift' this Christmas as drink driving arrests increase

Road deaths are down this year, but gardaí said they will not be complacent in the run up to Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie Heading home on the M4? Long delays anticipated due to flooding Safe Home

Heading home on the M4? Long delays anticipated due to flooding

Drivers are being told to delay their journey, use public transport or take alternative routes this evening.

From TheJournal.ie New 'improved' rosters for Bus Éireann drivers in Navan from Sunday - NBRU Workplace Relations

New 'improved' rosters for Bus Éireann drivers in Navan from Sunday - NBRU

Discussions have been taking place between management and unions over pay, rosters, and drivers’ productivity.

From TheJournal.ie Bus Éireann staff say problems with northeast services 'have nothing to do with absenteeism' Broadstone

Bus Éireann staff say problems with northeast services 'have nothing to do with absenteeism'

They’re to do with a lack of buses and too many impractical services, say drivers. And they’re not one bit impressed with the situation.

From TheJournal.ie 'Follow him home and burn him out': Records reveal abuse and assaults suffered by traffic wardens No Parking

'Follow him home and burn him out': Records reveal abuse and assaults suffered by traffic wardens

Over a seven-month period there were 20 incidents in Navan, including a number of threats and physical assaults.

From TheJournal.ie Over 14,000 drivers caught on their phones in 2017 - and some were posing for selfies Put It Away

Over 14,000 drivers caught on their phones in 2017 - and some were posing for selfies

“The mobile phone is a big risk these days and people just aren’t heeding the message and ending up in a dreadful situation.”

From TheJournal.ie Video: Luas releases footage of near misses with cyclists BeTramAware

Video: Luas releases footage of near misses with cyclists

The Luas operator said, “The trams are very much a part of Dublin’s transport infrastructure and this type of cyclist behaviour is irresponsible.”

From TheJournal.ie New agreement ensures disqualified Irish licence-holders will also be banned in the UK Off The Road

New agreement ensures disqualified Irish licence-holders will also be banned in the UK

It’s understood clarity was needed in light of Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí catch driver travelling 51km/h over the limit in crackdown on speeding Slow Down

Gardaí catch driver travelling 51km/h over the limit in crackdown on speeding

Gardaí said the speed of 34,000 vehicles were checked this morning all across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Bus ordered to compensate driver over 'systematic' rostering breach Working Time

Dublin Bus ordered to compensate driver over 'systematic' rostering breach

A Labour Court ruling has highlighted the company’s failure to tell drivers of their specific start and finish times at least 24 hours in advance.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Sunday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Garda criticism, migrants at Rosslare port and Dublin drivers ranked the worst in the country…

From TheJournal.ie Dublin drivers ranked as the worst in Ireland Beep Beep

Dublin drivers ranked as the worst in Ireland

Drivers in Sligo and Leitrim are viewed as the best behaved, according to a new survey.

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