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Drink drivers will be automatically banned when caught
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Drink drivers will be automatically banned when caught

Feb 14th 2017, 6:30 PM 38,595 Views 90 Comments

Cabinet approved the plan from Shane Ross earlier today.

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

Feb 13th 2017, 11:35 PM 7,433 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Feb 11th 2017, 8:35 AM 29,709 Views 47 Comments

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

6 unmissable outdoor day trips to enjoy around Ireland
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6 unmissable outdoor day trips to enjoy around Ireland

Feb 10th 2017, 4:44 PM 29,877 Views 18 Comments

There’s so much to explore.

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

Feb 1st 2017, 2:59 PM 18,603 Views 56 Comments

The cost of fuel and insurance have increased, however.

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

Jan 9th 2017, 9:15 PM 51,486 Views 57 Comments

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

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

Jan 6th 2017, 9:37 PM 16,530 Views 62 Comments

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

Fourteen motorists arrested for drink driving on Christmas day
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Fourteen motorists arrested for drink driving on Christmas day

Dec 30th 2016, 11:37 AM 23,792 Views 50 Comments

There have been two fatalities over the past seven days.

Poll: Is owning a car worth the cost?
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Poll: Is owning a car worth the cost?

Dec 29th 2016, 8:30 PM 39,161 Views 78 Comments

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

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

Dec 26th 2016, 8:30 PM 25,348 Views 101 Comments

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

Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside
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Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside

Dec 20th 2016, 8:00 PM 27,241 Views 48 Comments

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

11 accurate observations about driving on the poxy M50
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# Red Cow

11 accurate observations about driving on the poxy M50

Dec 8th 2016, 9:45 AM 9,673 Views 3 Comments

SAVE US.

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

Dec 6th 2016, 9:04 AM 12,546 Views 88 Comments

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

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

Nov 27th 2016, 5:00 PM 18,793 Views 20 Comments

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

QUIZ: What Car Type Best Suits Your Personality?
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QUIZ: What Car Type Best Suits Your Personality?

Nov 25th 2016, 2:14 PM 35,846 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Nov 22nd 2016, 8:24 AM 32,805 Views 145 Comments

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

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

Nov 18th 2016, 8:42 AM 21,380 Views 105 Comments

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

Below freezing temperatures and severe frost forecast for tonight
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Below freezing temperatures and severe frost forecast for tonight

Nov 7th 2016, 10:05 PM 36,589 Views 32 Comments

The UK received its first winter snow warning.

Driver under influence of drugs arrested after losing control of car
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Driver under influence of drugs arrested after losing control of car

Nov 7th 2016, 9:47 PM 30,582 Views 21 Comments

Meanwhile, three people were arrested for drink driving at three different checkpoints in Kilkenny.

Tesla's electric cars are now available in Ireland ... prices start from €81,000
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Tesla's electric cars are now available in Ireland ... prices start from €81,000

Nov 2nd 2016, 11:46 AM 32,873 Views 110 Comments

Tesla says autopilot capabilities can be enabled in the vehicles to make motorway driving safer.

23 moments of fear everyone who drives in Ireland will know too well
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23 moments of fear everyone who drives in Ireland will know too well

Oct 30th 2016, 6:00 PM 13,341 Views 7 Comments

So much fear.

QUIZ: How Good A Driver Are You, Really?
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QUIZ: How Good A Driver Are You, Really?

Oct 28th 2016, 1:04 PM 38,513 Views 72 Comments

Strap in. We’re going to tell you.

Pokémon Go-related car accident kills woman in Japan
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Pokémon Go-related car accident kills woman in Japan

Aug 25th 2016, 9:26 AM 12,126 Views 19 Comments

The driver was playing the game when he hit and killed one woman and injured another.

Tunes to Get You Pumped
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Tunes to Get You Pumped

Aug 22nd 2016, 3:44 PM 243 Views 0 Comments

Inspired by Analise Murphy and the O’Donovan Brothers to get moving? Here’s a soundtrack to kickstart the motivation.

QUIZ: Where Should Your Next Road Trip Be?
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QUIZ: Where Should Your Next Road Trip Be?

Aug 17th 2016, 3:25 PM 19,997 Views 14 Comments

You could just hop in the car… But take the quiz first.

My Best Road Trip: Five days travelling through the Saharan dunes in a Dacia
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My Best Road Trip: Five days travelling through the Saharan dunes in a Dacia

Aug 8th 2016, 3:09 PM 873 Views 3 Comments

This week’s best road trip sees David M Byrne tackle the Sahara’s dunes and dust in a Dacia.

My Best Road Trip: A wet and wild adventure to Angkor Wat
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My Best Road Trip: A wet and wild adventure to Angkor Wat

Jul 29th 2016, 3:28 PM 1,046 Views 0 Comments

This week’s best road trip sees Liam and Victoria Casey tackle Cambodia in a tuk-tuk during monsoon season.

Group rescued from rough seas in the UK after paddling out in search of Pokémon
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Group rescued from rough seas in the UK after paddling out in search of Pokémon

Jul 29th 2016, 2:26 PM 16,819 Views 42 Comments

“Catching a pocket fictional creature is not worth losing your life over.”

My Best Road Trip: An American adventure of life and death
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My Best Road Trip: An American adventure of life and death

Jul 25th 2016, 12:59 PM 2,437 Views 3 Comments

This week’s best road trip sees Scout Mitchell travel from Duke City to Duck Nation with her fish Cecilia.

Gardaí warn people not to play Pokémon Go while driving
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Gardaí warn people not to play Pokémon Go while driving

Jul 23rd 2016, 1:03 PM 20,735 Views 43 Comments

Put down the phone.

My Best Road Trip: The challenging highways of Maui, Hawaii
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My Best Road Trip: The challenging highways of Maui, Hawaii

Jul 18th 2016, 5:07 PM 1,162 Views 0 Comments

This week’s best road trip sees David M Byrne tackle Maui’s volcanoes and death-defying, record-breaking drives.

Should there be a 30km per hour speed limit in more residential areas?
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Should there be a 30km per hour speed limit in more residential areas?

Jul 13th 2016, 6:20 AM 17,336 Views 89 Comments

Dublin City Council wants to know what you think.

Songs For Driving To A First Date
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Songs For Driving To A First Date

Jul 11th 2016, 12:34 PM 669 Views 1 Comment

Here’s our playlist to limber you up.

How to get your car to pass the NCT
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How to get your car to pass the NCT

Jul 11th 2016, 12:31 PM 11,781 Views 1 Comment

Do you know that half of all motors failed the test last year? Don’t be one of those…

Mother has rock thrown at windscreen while driving on main road
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Mother has rock thrown at windscreen while driving on main road

Jul 10th 2016, 2:09 PM 54,415 Views 68 Comments

Rachel Murphy’s five-year-old daughter was with her in the car at the time.

The Brexit Playlist: tunes for a leavetaking
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The Brexit Playlist: tunes for a leavetaking

Jul 4th 2016, 3:09 PM 1,784 Views 4 Comments

A little driving soundtrack for our friends in the UK.

Man killed while self-driving car was on autopilot
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Man killed while self-driving car was on autopilot

Jul 1st 2016, 8:14 AM 21,263 Views 42 Comments

It is the first known death caused by a self-driving car.

The Ultimate Summer Driving Soundtrack
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The Ultimate Summer Driving Soundtrack

Jun 27th 2016, 6:15 PM 768 Views 0 Comments

Sun’s out, the big guns are out.

My Best Road Trip: taking in volcanic views, glaciers and geo-thermal pools in Iceland
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My Best Road Trip: taking in volcanic views, glaciers and geo-thermal pools in Iceland

Jun 27th 2016, 4:09 PM 2,159 Views 8 Comments

Taking in all the breath-taking scenery Iceland has to offer with my mates in a Land Rover Defender.

Man jailed for two and a half years for killing cyclist in hit-and-run
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Man jailed for two and a half years for killing cyclist in hit-and-run

Jun 23rd 2016, 2:12 PM 20,560 Views 67 Comments

Christopher Coleman’s sentence is in the lower half of the medium band for dangerous driving causing death.