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

Dec 19th 2017, 9:05 AM 28,289 Views 102 Comments

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

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

Dec 15th 2017, 10:15 PM 36,115 Views 15 Comments

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

Gardaí tell people to 'gift a lift' this Christmas as drink driving arrests increase
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Gardaí tell people to 'gift a lift' this Christmas as drink driving arrests increase

Nov 30th 2017, 2:23 PM 11,157 Views 21 Comments

Road deaths are down this year, but gardaí said they will not be complacent in the run up to Christmas.

Motorists warned to take care after a cold and frosty night From TheJournal.ie

Motorists warned to take care after a cold and frosty night

Nov 25th 2017, 9:15 AM 22,618 Views 32 Comments

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

Motorists warned to slow down as snow-ice alert remains in place
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# So Very Cold

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

Nov 24th 2017, 4:40 PM 31,078 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Oct 20th 2017, 6:15 AM 16,499 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Oct 13th 2017, 1:05 PM 76,322 Views 53 Comments

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

'Modest' plan to increase number of electric cars and 'measly' cycling investment
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# On Your Bike

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

Oct 10th 2017, 3:39 PM 15,848 Views 53 Comments

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

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

Oct 8th 2017, 12:00 PM 23,547 Views 62 Comments

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

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

Oct 1st 2017, 3:10 PM 34,727 Views 68 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 27th 2017, 10:54 AM 67,521 Views 85 Comments

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

Comedian Jason Byrne avoids ban after pleading guilty to driving without a licence
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Comedian Jason Byrne avoids ban after pleading guilty to driving without a licence

Sep 26th 2017, 6:43 PM 42,817 Views 54 Comments

Byrne was fined €500.

Poll: Should Irish cities introduce congestion charges?
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Poll: Should Irish cities introduce congestion charges?

Aug 21st 2017, 9:44 AM 21,585 Views 161 Comments

New measures have come into effect in Dublin.

Over 14,000 drivers caught on their phones in 2017 - and some were posing for selfies
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Over 14,000 drivers caught on their phones in 2017 - and some were posing for selfies

Aug 8th 2017, 6:00 AM 9,523 Views 34 Comments

“The mobile phone is a big risk these days and people just aren’t heeding the message and ending up in a dreadful situation.”

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

Jul 25th 2017, 6:05 AM 8,032 Views 54 Comments

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

The 6 driving habits that annoy me the most as a motoring journalist
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# Let Me Pass

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

Jul 17th 2017, 12:11 PM 16,515 Views 72 Comments

Did your top pet peeves make the list?

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

Jul 1st 2017, 2:19 PM 18,892 Views 0 Comments

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
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# What Are You At

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

Jun 18th 2017, 5:00 PM 10,970 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Jun 7th 2017, 7:15 PM 45,524 Views 72 Comments

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

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

Jun 6th 2017, 8:32 AM 22,159 Views 53 Comments

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

Woods found asleep at the wheel but passed roadside breath test
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Woods found asleep at the wheel but passed roadside breath test

May 30th 2017, 5:33 PM 8,875 Views 0 Comments

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

Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards
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Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards

May 28th 2017, 8:45 AM 20,279 Views 41 Comments

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

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

May 19th 2017, 6:15 AM 18,294 Views 19 Comments

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

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

May 15th 2017, 4:21 PM 9,821 Views 2 Comments

Our motors correspondent Melanie May reveals her favourite routes.

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

May 4th 2017, 6:05 AM 13,203 Views 21 Comments

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

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

May 3rd 2017, 2:06 PM 13,174 Views 0 Comments

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

Poll: Should cars be banned from the quays in Dublin?
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Poll: Should cars be banned from the quays in Dublin?

May 3rd 2017, 12:45 PM 20,831 Views 80 Comments

‘Are we being too generous to the car driver?,’ councillors ask.

8 views around Ireland for your bucket list (and the roads to get there)
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8 views around Ireland for your bucket list (and the roads to get there)

Apr 28th 2017, 5:06 PM 21,913 Views 10 Comments

Turn on the sat nav and get going.

Police stop 12-year-old boy who was trying to drive across Australia
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# Wallaby Damned

Police stop 12-year-old boy who was trying to drive across Australia

Apr 23rd 2017, 1:20 PM 20,594 Views 7 Comments

The child got about 14 hours into a 4,000km journey.

Petrol prices drop for first time in six months
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Petrol prices drop for first time in six months

Apr 17th 2017, 2:57 PM 28,731 Views 44 Comments

On average, a litre of petrol now costs 136.6c, while a litre of diesel costs 126.0c.

FactFind: Is Shane Ross right to say his drink-driving bill could save 35 lives?
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FactFind: Is Shane Ross right to say his drink-driving bill could save 35 lives?

Apr 14th 2017, 10:00 PM 20,080 Views 47 Comments

We take a closer look at the facts surrounding the Minister for Transport’s controversial proposals.

Drug warning over middle-aged motorists who 'borrow' tablets and drive
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Drug warning over middle-aged motorists who 'borrow' tablets and drive

Apr 13th 2017, 12:10 AM 24,646 Views 36 Comments

New drug-driving roadside checks are starting today.

'We are absolutely disgusted by the justice system in Ireland' - Family of tragic car crash victim
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'We are absolutely disgusted by the justice system in Ireland' - Family of tragic car crash victim

Apr 5th 2017, 5:55 PM 43,354 Views 61 Comments

Kevin McCarthy has been jailed for the manner of his driving in a crash that killed his friend Thomas Carroll.

Dublin drivers ranked as the worst in Ireland
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Dublin drivers ranked as the worst in Ireland

Apr 2nd 2017, 2:12 PM 22,640 Views 94 Comments

Drivers in Sligo and Leitrim are viewed as the best behaved, according to a new survey.

Elderly Japanese people to be given cheaper funerals if they give up driving
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Elderly Japanese people to be given cheaper funerals if they give up driving

Mar 26th 2017, 10:00 AM 12,433 Views 18 Comments

Nearly 5 million people aged 75 or older hold a licence in Japan.

'Polite' man with 431 previous convictions 'must have highest record in Irish criminal history' - judge
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'Polite' man with 431 previous convictions 'must have highest record in Irish criminal history' - judge

Mar 11th 2017, 6:30 AM 37,805 Views 0 Comments

Anthony O’Sullivan appeared in Naas District Court this week.

Open thread: What's the best bit of car advice you've ever been given? From TheJournal.ie

Open thread: What's the best bit of car advice you've ever been given?

Mar 10th 2017, 2:52 PM 14,739 Views 76 Comments

Share your wisdom.

QUIZ: How Much of a Car Expert Are You?
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QUIZ: How Much of a Car Expert Are You?

Mar 10th 2017, 2:39 PM 24,567 Views 25 Comments

Vroom vroom – let’s find out.

WIN: A weekend surf adventure for two - and a brand-new MINI Countryman for the drive
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WIN: A weekend surf adventure for two - and a brand-new MINI Countryman for the drive

Feb 21st 2017, 10:50 AM 11,471 Views 9 Comments

We’re giving you a free trip, surf lessons – and the lend of a new MINI Countryman to get there and back.

16 awkward moments all drivers have experienced
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# Toot Toot Beep Beep

16 awkward moments all drivers have experienced

Feb 16th 2017, 9:00 PM 12,754 Views 2 Comments

*conks car*