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From TheJournal.ie 'A changed landscape': Drivers warned to be cautious as more children cycling and walking to school Road Safety

'A changed landscape': Drivers warned to be cautious as more children cycling and walking to school

“We must all play our part in getting children back to school safely,” RSA chairperson Liz O’Donnell said.

From TheJournal.ie RSA warned of 'significant challenge' in making driving tests safe in light of Covid-19 Driving Test

RSA warned of 'significant challenge' in making driving tests safe in light of Covid-19

That’s according to documents released under the Freedom of Information Act.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should private cars be banned from city centres? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should private cars be banned from city centres?

Dublin City Council has proposed measures to allow the city to function as Covid-19 restrictions are eased.

From TheJournal.ie Concern over speeding drivers and pedestrian deaths during Covid-19 restrictions Road Safety

Concern over speeding drivers and pedestrian deaths during Covid-19 restrictions

Six pedestrians have been killed on Irish roads since the schools were closed in the middle of March.

From TheJournal.ie Avoiding flat batteries and flooded engines: Ways to keep cars in good condition while sitting idle Driving

Avoiding flat batteries and flooded engines: Ways to keep cars in good condition while sitting idle

AA Ireland said a lot of breakdowns at the moment are from faults caused by lack of use.

From TheJournal.ie NCT and other vehicle and licence services suspended until further notice Driving

NCT and other vehicle and licence services suspended until further notice

Shane Ross is looking at measures to extend the period of validity of licences and NCT certificates.

From TheJournal.ie Over 900 new speed camera zones come into operation today GoSafe

Over 900 new speed camera zones come into operation today

The new zones include areas where fatal and serious collisions have previously occurred.

From TheJournal.ie Snow and ice warning remains in place nationwide following freezing night Wrap Up Warm

Snow and ice warning remains in place nationwide following freezing night

Motorists are being warned to drive with caution.

From TheJournal.ie 117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric On The Road

117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric

The government is expected to soon publish draft legislation banning the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.

From TheJournal.ie Irish drivers had over 500,000 penalty points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown Penalty Points

Irish drivers had over 500,000 penalty points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown

The highest number of points were in Dublin, with 106,545.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should penalty points and fines be based on how far above the speed limit drivers are caught? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should penalty points and fines be based on how far above the speed limit drivers are caught?

Shane Ross is bringing the proposals to Cabinet, but he faces opposition to get it over the line.

From TheJournal.ie Learner motorist given suspended sentence over fatal collision with food delivery driver Courts

Learner motorist given suspended sentence over fatal collision with food delivery driver

The man has also been suspended from driving for six years.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should newly qualified young motorists be banned from driving at night? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should newly qualified young motorists be banned from driving at night?

It follows the proposed introduction of a similar ban in the UK.

From The42 Mercedes equal record with sixth straight constructors' championship Japan Gp

Mercedes equal record with sixth straight constructors' championship

Valterri Bottas won the Japanese Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton third.

From TheJournal.ie Learner driver has car seized after speeding with expired permit and no L plate Learner Driver

Learner driver has car seized after speeding with expired permit and no L plate

The Garda Roads Policing Unit stopped the car for a speeding offence in Roscommon town.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of penalty points could be wiped out if High Court challenge over legislation succeeds Penalty Points

Thousands of penalty points could be wiped out if High Court challenge over legislation succeeds

The matter has been adjourned until November.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil TD criticises 'absurd' drop in penalty points issued in past 10 years Penalty Points

Fianna Fáil TD criticises 'absurd' drop in penalty points issued in past 10 years

Marc Mac Sharry TD said the legacy of declining Garda numbers has had an impact on the drop in figures.

From TheJournal.ie Garda helicopter 'struggled to keep up' with boy driving up to 240km/h, court hears Courts

Garda helicopter 'struggled to keep up' with boy driving up to 240km/h, court hears

The drive ended when the car collided with Garda armed response unit on the N7.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí say drink driving cases 'struck out' due to lack of clarity over use of handcuffs Gra Conference

Gardaí say drink driving cases 'struck out' due to lack of clarity over use of handcuffs

Gardaí are calling on the Commissioner to provide clear protocols on the detention of drink drivers.

From TheJournal.ie Member of public helps gardaí arrest dangerous driver who had no licence or insurance M7

Member of public helps gardaí arrest dangerous driver who had no licence or insurance

The driver, who crashed into a barrier, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

From TheJournal.ie Irish car buyers shopping abroad as figures show drop in number of new vehicles taxed during 2018 Motoring

Irish car buyers shopping abroad as figures show drop in number of new vehicles taxed during 2018

It has been suggested that drivers are buying from the UK on the back of a strong Euro.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: All you need to know about the EU's new road safety technology proposals Explainer

Explainer: All you need to know about the EU's new road safety technology proposals

The EU yesterday announced a string of new measures proposed by the EU to help improve road safety.

From TheJournal.ie Motorist arrested for driving 'erratically' and testing positive for cocaine and cannabis Garda Crackdown

Motorist arrested for driving 'erratically' and testing positive for cocaine and cannabis

Gardaí said the driver was an unaccompanied learner with no insurance or NCT.

From TheJournal.ie One in five people in favour of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work Poll

One in five people in favour of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work

That’s according to a survey carried out for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do road safety ads have any impact on you? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do road safety ads have any impact on you?

The RSA has received dozens of complaints over an ad about the so-called ‘Clancy Amendment.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Coast Guard staff and volunteers no longer allowed to use blue lights and sirens Emergency

Irish Coast Guard staff and volunteers no longer allowed to use blue lights and sirens Exclusive

Volunteers are worried about the potential delays this will cause when they are travelling to incidents.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross says new law was needed as gardaí seize 377 cars driven by unaccompanied learner drivers Seized

Shane Ross says new law was needed as gardaí seize 377 cars driven by unaccompanied learner drivers

Criticism has been levelled at the transport minister over the long wait times for the driving test.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're working on it': Taoiseach admits there are unacceptable delays in driving test wait times Learner Driver

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Trains delayed and motorists urged to take extra care after overnight snowfall Minus Five This post contains videos

Trains delayed and motorists urged to take extra care after overnight snowfall

A Status Yellow snow-ice warning will remain in place until Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Over 80% of gardaí not trained to turn on a siren or drive in emergency situations in Dublin district Garda Training

Over 80% of gardaí not trained to turn on a siren or drive in emergency situations in Dublin district

Gardaí who are not trained to a higher standard are not allowed to use sirens, flashing lights or drive at higher speeds.

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 Unaccompanied learner driver with no L-plates arrested after driving 115km/h in 50km/h zone Speeding

Unaccompanied learner driver with no L-plates arrested after driving 115km/h in 50km/h zone

Naas Roads Policing was conducting a checkpoint last night when the driver was caught, according to gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie 938 drivers arrested on suspicion of driving under influence of drink or drugs since start of December Arrests

938 drivers arrested on suspicion of driving under influence of drink or drugs since start of December

Gardaí said that one in 10 of these arrests were people driving “the morning after”.

From TheJournal.ie PODCAST: 'My son was killed by a drunk driver - I had to fight for some semblance of justice' Left Behind

PODCAST: 'My son was killed by a drunk driver - I had to fight for some semblance of justice'

Both Brendan Donnelly and his friend Lee Salkeld were killed instantly when a drunk driver ploughed into their car.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: Could you still pass your Driver Theory Test? It's Quizzness Time

Quiz: Could you still pass your Driver Theory Test?

How well do you know the rules of the road? Take our quiz and find out.

From TheJournal.ie County breakdown of 529,733 penalty points on driving licences FOI

County breakdown of 529,733 penalty points on driving licences

The highest number of points were in Dublin, with 108,104.

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 Poll: Should drivers who can't produce their licence after being pulled over face fines? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should drivers who can't produce their licence after being pulled over face fines?

Minister for Transport Shane Ross is proposing drivers should be fined in such instances.

From TheJournal.ie Former Labour TD Michael McNamara wins appeal against dangerous driving conviction Ennis Circuit Court

Former Labour TD Michael McNamara wins appeal against dangerous driving conviction

McNamara has served no time off the road as the case has been under appeal.

From TheJournal.ie New regulations to make it easier for returning emigrants to get an Irish driving licence Driving

New regulations to make it easier for returning emigrants to get an Irish driving licence

People with non-exchangable full licences will now be able to take the driving test after six rather than 12 EDT lessons.

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