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Government confirms further extension to expiry dates of driving licences
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Government confirms further extension to expiry dates of driving licences

Feb 24th 2021, 7:45 AM 59,893 Views 27 Comments

A letter will be sent to every customer who is entitled to an extension.

Man charged after dangerous driving incident in Donegal
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Man charged after dangerous driving incident in Donegal

Jan 25th 2021, 7:13 AM 25,064 Views 0 Comments

The man had fled from gardaí after they tried to pull him over.

RSA confirms plans to allow you sit your car theory test online within a 'number of months'
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RSA confirms plans to allow you sit your car theory test online within a 'number of months'

Jan 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 56,285 Views 30 Comments

A minister has said that the pandemic has had a “profound effect” on theory testing services leading to a large backlog.

Agreement signed to allow continued exchange of UK driving licence for people living in Ireland
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Agreement signed to allow continued exchange of UK driving licence for people living in Ireland

Dec 31st 2020, 6:33 PM 39,360 Views 33 Comments

After 11pm, UK licences used by those living in Ireland will no longer be valid.

Did you sit your driving test this year? Here are the pass rates for each RSA test centre for 2020
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Did you sit your driving test this year? Here are the pass rates for each RSA test centre for 2020

Dec 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 62,257 Views 23 Comments

Here’s how drivers fared at each centre across the country this year.

More than 500,000 people had points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown
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More than 500,000 people had points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown

Dec 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 39,774 Views 31 Comments

A total of 510,269 people had points on their licences on 30 September 2020.

Have a UK driving licence but live in Ireland? It won't be valid from 1 January
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Have a UK driving licence but live in Ireland? It won't be valid from 1 January

Dec 20th 2020, 11:00 AM 38,446 Views 52 Comments

After the transition period ends on 31 December, UK driving licences will no longer be valid for residents here.

Mother who drove on footpath after teenagers who attacked her daughter gets suspended sentence
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Mother who drove on footpath after teenagers who attacked her daughter gets suspended sentence

Dec 15th 2020, 5:15 PM 49,422 Views 0 Comments

A judge said the accused had taken “the law into her own hands” after being annoyed with the way Gardaí had handled the incident with her daughter.

Here's how the RSA's driving services and NCT services are affected under Level 5
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Here's how the RSA's driving services and NCT services are affected under Level 5

Oct 21st 2020, 9:30 PM 56,123 Views 30 Comments

Driver theory tests are being suspended for a period of six weeks.

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

Sep 8th 2020, 4:23 PM 13,370 Views 52 Comments

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

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

Aug 24th 2020, 6:30 AM 17,685 Views 23 Comments

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

Poll: Should private cars be banned from city centres?
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Poll: Should private cars be banned from city centres?

May 22nd 2020, 8:24 AM 43,819 Views 98 Comments

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

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

Apr 29th 2020, 4:43 PM 18,467 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Apr 24th 2020, 5:38 PM 31,784 Views 36 Comments

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

NCT and other vehicle and licence services suspended until further notice
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NCT and other vehicle and licence services suspended until further notice

Mar 28th 2020, 6:23 PM 46,443 Views 57 Comments

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

Over 900 new speed camera zones come into operation today
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Over 900 new speed camera zones come into operation today

Feb 17th 2020, 6:05 AM 111,324 Views 75 Comments

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

Snow and ice warning remains in place nationwide following freezing night
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Snow and ice warning remains in place nationwide following freezing night

Jan 28th 2020, 7:05 AM 69,836 Views 5 Comments

Motorists are being warned to drive with caution.

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

Jan 2nd 2020, 2:41 PM 35,449 Views 124 Comments

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

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

Dec 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 47,066 Views 91 Comments

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

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

Nov 25th 2019, 8:39 AM 26,901 Views 122 Comments

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

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

Nov 18th 2019, 10:30 PM 42,232 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Oct 26th 2019, 9:45 AM 54,545 Views 166 Comments

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

Mercedes equal record with sixth straight constructors' championship
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Mercedes equal record with sixth straight constructors' championship

Oct 13th 2019, 8:11 AM 5,316 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Sep 29th 2019, 3:08 PM 38,377 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Aug 1st 2019, 7:38 PM 28,325 Views 0 Comments

The matter has been adjourned until November.

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

Jul 27th 2019, 12:24 PM 20,190 Views 45 Comments

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

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

Jul 22nd 2019, 9:08 PM 57,705 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Apr 30th 2019, 6:15 AM 23,273 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Apr 14th 2019, 4:42 PM 47,264 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Mar 29th 2019, 5:50 PM 26,851 Views 55 Comments

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

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

Mar 28th 2019, 6:05 AM 14,469 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Mar 24th 2019, 5:58 PM 35,983 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mar 9th 2019, 8:00 AM 12,694 Views 70 Comments

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

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

Feb 24th 2019, 9:46 AM 22,780 Views 73 Comments

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

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

Feb 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 84,377 Views 61 Comments

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

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

Feb 14th 2019, 5:33 PM 40,309 Views 152 Comments

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

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

Jan 30th 2019, 2:51 PM 21,357 Views 109 Comments

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

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

Updated Jan 30th 2019, 10:00 AM 45,489 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Jan 15th 2019, 6:01 AM 16,252 Views 47 Comments

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

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

Jan 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 26,089 Views 241 Comments

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

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