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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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you use your phone while driving? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you use your phone while driving?

The penalties for this have got tougher in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie Man banned from driving after leaving man with life-changing injuries Driveway

Man banned from driving after leaving man with life-changing injuries

Paul Kelly didn’t see Daniel Ryan as he was pulling out onto an unlit roadway.

From TheJournal.ie New research shows 10% of children do not wear seatbelts while travelling on Irish roads Belt Up

New research shows 10% of children do not wear seatbelts while travelling on Irish roads

Gardaí have warned motorists to safeguard everyone who gets into a vehicle.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's falling on deaf ears': Still no plan for gardaí without lights and sirens driver training Need For Speed

'It's falling on deaf ears': Still no plan for gardaí without lights and sirens driver training

The Garda Representative Association said as many as 60% of gardaí only have basic driver training, which means they can not exceed the speed limit in a chase.

From TheJournal.ie Driver was 11 times over legal alcohol limit, had open bottle of wine beside him Roscommon

Driver was 11 times over legal alcohol limit, had open bottle of wine beside him

He was driving on the wrong side of the road when gardaí stopped him.

From TheJournal.ie Had your car or bike damaged by a pothole? You're not the only one Pain In The Pothole

Had your car or bike damaged by a pothole? You're not the only one

Six in 10 people have had their mode of transport damaged by potholes.

From TheJournal.ie Slight drop in cost of petrol and diesel, but we're still paying more than last year On The Road

Slight drop in cost of petrol and diesel, but we're still paying more than last year

Drivers are paying 10c more compared to July 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Teenager jailed after deliberately driving car at garda patrol vehicle Courts

Teenager jailed after deliberately driving car at garda patrol vehicle

Ross Thompson pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two charges of endangerment and a charge of dangerous driving.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers advised to take extra caution during hottest week of the year Sun Glare

Drivers advised to take extra caution during hottest week of the year

Higher temperatures can cause problems for tyres and engines, as well as people who suffer from hay fever.

From TheJournal.ie Saudi Arabia finally lifts ban on women driving Arrests This post contains videos

Saudi Arabia finally lifts ban on women driving

Despite the end of the ban, several activists have been arrested recently.

From TheJournal.ie Three gardaí injured after patrol car struck by vehicle during the night Letterkenny

Three gardaí injured after patrol car struck by vehicle during the night

The incident happened at around 3.30am on Ramelton Road, Letterkenny.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers fined almost €120,000 in crackdown on M50 toll dodgers Taking Its Toll

Drivers fined almost €120,000 in crackdown on M50 toll dodgers

Fines ranging from €9,000 to €16,000 were handed down to 10 motorists yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Driverless cars: What will they mean for Ireland's future road safety, jobs and even our driving tests? On The Way

Driverless cars: What will they mean for Ireland's future road safety, jobs and even our driving tests?

Even if you don’t drive them, driverless cars could be part of your driving test.

From TheJournal.ie 'A load of nonsense': Michael Healy-Rae clashes with Shane Ross over new rural bus service scheme Prime Time

'A load of nonsense': Michael Healy-Rae clashes with Shane Ross over new rural bus service scheme

The local link bus scheme is going to run from 6pm to 11pm in a pilot project across 50 routes in 19 counties.

From TheJournal.ie Ross says rural TDs are 'like road traffic terrorists' over drink-driving bill Road Traffic Bill

Ross says rural TDs are 'like road traffic terrorists' over drink-driving bill

The RSA estimates that “seven to eight” fatalities could be avoided by changing the law.

From TheJournal.ie Security called after people refuse to leave Dublin driving licence centre without getting an appointment Santry

Security called after people refuse to leave Dublin driving licence centre without getting an appointment

People had queued for up to two hours to try to secure an appointment to apply for a driving licence before the centre closed.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists warned about hailstones as gardaí attend number of crashes Advice This post contains videos

Motorists warned about hailstones as gardaí attend number of crashes

Drivers on motorways in particular have been advised to be vigilant.

From TheJournal.ie There are just 34 garda crash investigators despite a 70% surge in the number of serious collisions AGSI18

There are just 34 garda crash investigators despite a 70% surge in the number of serious collisions

There have been 550 serious incidents in the last four years.

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