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#Driving

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.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should cars be banned from the quays in Dublin? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 8 views around Ireland for your bucket list (and the roads to get there) Motor Magazine

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

Turn on the sat nav and get going.

From TheJournal.ie Police stop 12-year-old boy who was trying to drive across Australia Wallaby Damned

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Petrol prices drop for first time in six months Pump It Up

Petrol prices drop for first time in six months

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

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: Is Shane Ross right to say his drink-driving bill could save 35 lives? All The Facts

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Drug warning over middle-aged motorists who 'borrow' tablets and drive Benzos

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

New drug-driving roadside checks are starting today.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are absolutely disgusted by the justice system in Ireland' - Family of tragic car crash victim Driving

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dublin drivers ranked as the worst in Ireland Beep Beep

Dublin drivers ranked as the worst in Ireland

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

From TheJournal.ie Elderly Japanese people to be given cheaper funerals if they give up driving Driving Them Mad

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Polite' man with 431 previous convictions 'must have highest record in Irish criminal history' - judge Dangerous Driving

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What's the best bit of car advice you've ever been given?
From TheJournal.ie QUIZ: How Much of a Car Expert Are You? Sponsored By Ford

QUIZ: How Much of a Car Expert Are You?

Vroom vroom – let’s find out.

From TheJournal.ie WIN: A weekend surf adventure for two - and a brand-new MINI Countryman for the drive Sponsored By Mini

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

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

*conks car*

From TheJournal.ie Drink drivers will be automatically banned when caught Zero Tolerance

Drink drivers will be automatically banned when caught

Cabinet approved the plan from Shane Ross earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Three out of five people think those convicted of drink driving should get automatic ban Claire Byrne

Three out of five people think those convicted of drink driving should get automatic ban

The poll was carried out for Claire Byrne Live earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie 'You could have to live with the guilt': Warning to employers over staff driving laws It's The Law

'You could have to live with the guilt': Warning to employers over staff driving laws

New campaign to highlight employer’s responsibility to workers who drive.

From TheJournal.ie 6 unmissable outdoor day trips to enjoy around Ireland Sponsored By Mini

6 unmissable outdoor day trips to enjoy around Ireland

There’s so much to explore.

From TheJournal.ie The cost of buying a car has gone down, but fewer new ones were sold last month Fresh Car Smell

The cost of buying a car has gone down, but fewer new ones were sold last month

The cost of fuel and insurance have increased, however.

From TheJournal.ie Driver stopped for not wearing seatbelt - has no licence, insurance, NCT or tax Clean Sweep

Driver stopped for not wearing seatbelt - has no licence, insurance, NCT or tax

Their 4×4 was seized and they will appear in court.

From TheJournal.ie Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years Road Deaths

Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years

Meanwhile, the Road Safety Authority is looking into establishing a public database of disqualified drivers.

From TheJournal.ie Fourteen motorists arrested for drink driving on Christmas day Roads

Fourteen motorists arrested for drink driving on Christmas day

There have been two fatalities over the past seven days.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is owning a car worth the cost? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is owning a car worth the cost?

Motor insurance, fuel, tax, etc. It all adds up.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be a ban on taking calls on hands-free devices while driving? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a ban on taking calls on hands-free devices while driving?

Research has found it can be as distracting as a hand-held device.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside Road Safety

Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside

A number of new measures about drug driving, written-off vehicles and uninsured drivers have been given the green light.

From TheJournal.ie 30km/h speed limit approved for some Dublin city roads Slow Down

30km/h speed limit approved for some Dublin city roads

Councillor Ciaran Cuffe said there is strong academic evidence that this move can save lives.

From TheJournal.ie Drink soup, don't drive: Japan police tell the elderly Soup Wins

Drink soup, don't drive: Japan police tell the elderly

The move comes as older people are seen as a liability on the roads.

From TheJournal.ie QUIZ: What Car Type Best Suits Your Personality? Sponsored By Donedeal

QUIZ: What Car Type Best Suits Your Personality?

Beep beep. Buckle up and let’s find out.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should it be illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car?

A grieving husband and father said this would make drivers and car owners equally accountable.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should penalty points be increased for using a phone while driving? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should penalty points be increased for using a phone while driving?

The RSA says increased penalty points have resulted in changes in the behaviour of drivers.