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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 16,323 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 26,116 Views 241 Comments

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

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

Jan 8th 2019, 1:49 PM 40,745 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jan 4th 2019, 8:34 PM 14,668 Views 65 Comments

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

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

Jan 3rd 2019, 12:05 AM 23,028 Views 29 Comments

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

Quiz: Could you still pass your Driver Theory Test?
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Quiz: Could you still pass your Driver Theory Test?

Dec 29th 2018, 8:30 PM 97,853 Views 68 Comments

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

County breakdown of 529,733 penalty points on driving licences
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County breakdown of 529,733 penalty points on driving licences

Dec 26th 2018, 11:00 PM 35,266 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Dec 21st 2018, 12:00 PM 36,807 Views 129 Comments

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

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

Dec 11th 2018, 8:31 AM 77,258 Views 186 Comments

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

Former Labour TD Michael McNamara wins appeal against dangerous driving conviction
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Former Labour TD Michael McNamara wins appeal against dangerous driving conviction

Nov 28th 2018, 10:38 PM 20,272 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Nov 13th 2018, 11:46 AM 35,817 Views 40 Comments

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

Poll: Do you use your phone while driving?
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Poll: Do you use your phone while driving?

Nov 5th 2018, 9:00 AM 35,765 Views 69 Comments

The penalties for this have got tougher in recent years.

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

Oct 9th 2018, 10:50 PM 35,978 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Aug 23rd 2018, 7:15 PM 9,907 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Aug 12th 2018, 6:15 AM 19,445 Views 33 Comments

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.

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

Aug 7th 2018, 10:43 PM 39,351 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Aug 2nd 2018, 2:27 PM 17,332 Views 39 Comments

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

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

Jul 29th 2018, 3:24 PM 14,662 Views 46 Comments

Drivers are paying 10c more compared to July 2017.

Teenager jailed after deliberately driving car at garda patrol vehicle
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Teenager jailed after deliberately driving car at garda patrol vehicle

Jul 18th 2018, 9:14 PM 19,911 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jun 24th 2018, 2:28 PM 28,674 Views 34 Comments

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

Saudi Arabia finally lifts ban on women driving
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Saudi Arabia finally lifts ban on women driving

Jun 24th 2018, 8:03 AM 10,813 Views 45 Comments

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

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

Jun 16th 2018, 11:34 AM 15,509 Views 45 Comments

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

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

May 22nd 2018, 6:10 AM 36,724 Views 67 Comments

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

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

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

May 20th 2018, 9:00 PM 17,665 Views 66 Comments

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

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

May 8th 2018, 10:45 PM 30,198 Views 43 Comments

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

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

May 2nd 2018, 11:50 AM 21,447 Views 76 Comments

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

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

Apr 9th 2018, 6:10 AM 71,244 Views 97 Comments

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

Motorists warned about hailstones as gardaí attend number of crashes
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Motorists warned about hailstones as gardaí attend number of crashes

Mar 30th 2018, 2:40 PM 23,965 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Mar 27th 2018, 2:20 PM 7,066 Views 9 Comments

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

'Don't be lulled into a false sense of security, the roads are still treacherous'
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# Be Warned

'Don't be lulled into a false sense of security, the roads are still treacherous'

Mar 3rd 2018, 11:57 AM 23,156 Views 14 Comments

Motorists are being urged to take to the road only in exceptional circumstances.

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

Feb 28th 2018, 12:46 PM 13,153 Views 13 Comments

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

'Put the bloody thing away': 60% of Irish drivers have used their phones at a red light
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'Put the bloody thing away': 60% of Irish drivers have used their phones at a red light

Feb 11th 2018, 5:36 PM 29,439 Views 65 Comments

“Phone use by Irish drivers is at ridiculously high levels,” according to The AA.

M50: Fewer traffic officers means gardaí expected to enforce road laws 'as they pass through'
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M50: Fewer traffic officers means gardaí expected to enforce road laws 'as they pass through'

Jan 31st 2018, 6:05 AM 21,833 Views 26 Comments

Gardaí have promised that more Traffic Corps jeeps will be in service in the coming weeks.

One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving
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One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving

Jan 22nd 2018, 8:30 AM 9,114 Views 50 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross wants people who are caught drink driving to receive an automatic disqualification.

Drivers warned to slow down as blanket of snow and ice covers the country
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Drivers warned to slow down as blanket of snow and ice covers the country

Jan 17th 2018, 8:30 AM 31,982 Views 30 Comments

Severe snow and icy weather hit Ireland yesterday; the freezing temperatures are set to continue today.

Road users urged to be cautious when out tonight and tomorrow
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Road users urged to be cautious when out tonight and tomorrow

Jan 16th 2018, 7:27 PM 26,624 Views 22 Comments

The RSA has offered tips to people who will be driving during this period, when orange and yellow weather warnings have been issued.

Man speaks out after metre-long 'spear' smashes through windscreen on the M50
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# Near Miss

Man speaks out after metre-long 'spear' smashes through windscreen on the M50

Jan 8th 2018, 9:42 PM 58,021 Views 52 Comments

Jason described the incident that happened as he was driving on the M50.

New booking system for driving tests won't be in place until end of year
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# Learners

New booking system for driving tests won't be in place until end of year

Jan 2nd 2018, 6:30 AM 14,370 Views 17 Comments

In some counties the average waiting time for the test is more than 20 weeks.

County breakdown of 582,738 penalty points on driving licences
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# Irish Roads

County breakdown of 582,738 penalty points on driving licences

Dec 28th 2017, 6:00 AM 19,360 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Dec 24th 2017, 6:30 AM 15,708 Views 37 Comments

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