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Dublin: 12 °C Sunday 15 September, 2019

#Driving

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Don't be lulled into a false sense of security, the roads are still treacherous' Be Warned

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie M50: Fewer traffic officers means gardaí expected to enforce road laws 'as they pass through' Traffic Corps

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

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

From TheJournal.ie One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving Driving Ban

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Drivers warned to slow down as blanket of snow and ice covers the country Status Yellow

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Road users urged to be cautious when out tonight and tomorrow Road Safety Authority

Road users urged to be cautious when out tonight and tomorrow

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

From TheJournal.ie Man speaks out after metre-long 'spear' smashes through windscreen on the M50 Near Miss

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

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

From TheJournal.ie New booking system for driving tests won't be in place until end of year Learners

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

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

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 Poll: Should it be free to do the driving test? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be free to do the driving test?

The learner permit costs €35 and it costs €85 to sit the driving test for a standard car.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí are encouraging people to offer lifts home with this little card Gift A Lift

Gardaí are encouraging people to offer lifts home with this little card

The message on the card reads “Here’s something that will give you a little lift this Christmas”.

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 Motorists warned to take care after a cold and frosty night

Motorists warned to take care after a cold and frosty night

A status yellow snow-ice alert remains in place today.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists warned to slow down as snow-ice alert remains in place So Very Cold

Motorists warned to slow down as snow-ice alert remains in place

The weather is thankfully expected to get a bit milder over the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie A 24 hour Garda operation to get drivers to slow down is about to kick off National Slowdown Day

A 24 hour Garda operation to get drivers to slow down is about to kick off

The operation will take place as Met Éireann has issued status red and yellow wind and rain warnings for areas across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers warned about hazardous conditions as tail end of Hurricane Ophelia heads towards Ireland Rain Rain Go Away

Drivers warned about hazardous conditions as tail end of Hurricane Ophelia heads towards Ireland

Storm force winds and outbreaks of heavy rain could be on the way.

From TheJournal.ie 'Modest' plan to increase number of electric cars and 'measly' cycling investment On Your Bike

'Modest' plan to increase number of electric cars and 'measly' cycling investment

Eamon Ryan is not impressed by the €3 million allocated to improve cycling infrastructure.

From TheJournal.ie Saudi's driving ban: 'You cannot force men to allow their sisters and wives to drive' Cosnervative

Saudi's driving ban: 'You cannot force men to allow their sisters and wives to drive'

What do men in Saudi Arabia think about the removal of the ban on women driving?

From TheJournal.ie Motorists caught speeding at 170 kph and learner driver tests positive for cocaine and cannabis Crackdown

Motorists caught speeding at 170 kph and learner driver tests positive for cocaine and cannabis

Gardaí also found vehicles with no insurance or tax and in one instance – the NCT was expired by seven years.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers have been acting the absolute goat on Ireland's roads in the last 24 hours Fake Disabled Pass

Drivers have been acting the absolute goat on Ireland's roads in the last 24 hours

Faked insurance discs, a doctored disabled pass, and rampant speeding are just some of the offences the road traffic corps have been battling.

From TheJournal.ie Comedian Jason Byrne avoids ban after pleading guilty to driving without a licence Roads
From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Irish cities introduce congestion charges? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish cities introduce congestion charges?

New measures have come into effect in Dublin.

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 Taking calls and checking Facebook while driving: Irish drivers are among the worst in Europe Eyes On The Road

Taking calls and checking Facebook while driving: Irish drivers are among the worst in Europe

A new survey has looked at bad phone habits while behind the wheel.

From TheJournal.ie The 6 driving habits that annoy me the most as a motoring journalist Let Me Pass

The 6 driving habits that annoy me the most as a motoring journalist

Did your top pet peeves make the list?

From TheJournal.ie Man (19) charged with dangerous driving causing death of GAA coach Ennis

Man (19) charged with dangerous driving causing death of GAA coach

Eugene McNamara was killed while walking along a footpath in Ennis last October.

A man just gave up and started sunbathing in the middle of the M7 this afternoon

We wouldn’t say that’s the best idea. But you do you.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn modifications dangerous and illegal after Dublin truck found with spikes Truck Drivers

Gardaí warn modifications dangerous and illegal after Dublin truck found with spikes

Officers say this poses a serious risk to cyclists, pedestrians and all other road users.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Does the risk of penalty points affect your driving? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does the risk of penalty points affect your driving?

Incurring penalty points can make your insurance more expensive and even disqualify you from driving.

From The42 Woods found asleep at the wheel but passed roadside breath test Police Report

Woods found asleep at the wheel but passed roadside breath test

Police say the former world number one ‘did not know where he was’.

From TheJournal.ie Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards Distraction

Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards

“With these religious images, drivers feel they are safer, that there is divine intervention and they are being guided and protected.”

From TheJournal.ie Man who crashed car after taking six ecstasy tablets jailed for two years Dublin

Man who crashed car after taking six ecstasy tablets jailed for two years

Anthony Ward (26) drove the car at night with the lights switched off at speeds of up to 160 km/hr.

From TheJournal.ie 5 unmissable road trips around the world - by someone who drives for a living Best Driving Roads

5 unmissable road trips around the world - by someone who drives for a living

Our motors correspondent Melanie May reveals her favourite routes.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fast cars are my heroin': Man jailed after 'reckless' high speed chase Limerick

'Fast cars are my heroin': Man jailed after 'reckless' high speed chase

A judge said Jamie Marshall’s driving was “a very serious threat to the public”.

From TheJournal.ie Driver who hit and killed a Kildare councillor was speeding and didn’t brake Willie Crowley

Driver who hit and killed a Kildare councillor was speeding and didn’t brake

Damien Klasinski pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the death of Willie Crowley.