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#Driving

From TheJournal.ie My Best Road Trip: An ancient VW camper, no air-con and a South American epic Reader Routes

My Best Road Trip: An ancient VW camper, no air-con and a South American epic

A crazy 5,150 kms across three countries in an old Volkswagen T2 was so much fun – even though the hot seats skinned me alive.

From TheJournal.ie Here's the safest way to position your wing mirrors Car Hacks

Here's the safest way to position your wing mirrors

Position your wing mirrors using the off-side rule to reduce blind spots and accidents.

This sketch perfectly sums up every Irish person when they're driving

Shouting a friendly hello to a sworn enemy.

From TheJournal.ie Denny ad was wrong to show grandfather looking at child in car, watchdog says Complaint Upheld

Denny ad was wrong to show grandfather looking at child in car, watchdog says

It was thought that the advertisement encouraged unsafe driving practices.

From TheJournal.ie Over half of fines for failing to display L-plates not paid Breaking The Rules

Over half of fines for failing to display L-plates not paid

More than 2,500 fines issued to learner drivers caught without a qualified driver were also unpaid.

From TheJournal.ie 'The more I complain about this the more I realise I am actually Alan Partridge' Motoring

'The more I complain about this the more I realise I am actually Alan Partridge'

Here’s what really grinds Anton Savage’s gears about Irish motorists.

From TheJournal.ie Drive in Dublin city? New traffic restrictions in place from Monday Traffic Information

Drive in Dublin city? New traffic restrictions in place from Monday

It’s to facilitate works required for the Luas Cross City project.

From The42 7 things you probably didn't know about Jurgen Klopp Sponsored By Opel

7 things you probably didn't know about Jurgen Klopp

Some little-known facts to impress your mates.

From TheJournal.ie 'My Brendan was killed by a drunk driver - it left a desperate void in our lives' Brendan's Law

'My Brendan was killed by a drunk driver - it left a desperate void in our lives'

Christina Donnelly has been campaigning for stronger road safety laws and sentencing since the death of her son and his friend in 2009.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí clocked a car doing 208km per hour last night Arrested

Gardaí clocked a car doing 208km per hour last night

The driver will now have to appear in Naas court in February.

From TheJournal.ie Canadian man charged after driving a car almost entirely buried in snow You Couldn't Make It Up
From TheJournal.ie Petrol prices look set to keep getting cheaper Tanks For That

Petrol prices look set to keep getting cheaper

But it should be under €1.

From TheJournal.ie Keep the shades handy - here's how to avoid driving accidents from 'winter sun glare' Glaring Errors

Keep the shades handy - here's how to avoid driving accidents from 'winter sun glare'

Painful glaring sunlight is a hazard all to familiar for most drivers.

From TheJournal.ie Is Ireland changing its attitude to electric cars? Energy This post contains a poll

Is Ireland changing its attitude to electric cars?

In 2015, over 500 new electric cars were supported through the government grant scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree with the plan to name and shame disqualified drivers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the plan to name and shame disqualified drivers?

The CEO of the Road Safety Authority thinks publishing names will act as a deterrent.

This image perfectly sums up Irish countryside road etiquette

The casual one finger salute.

You'll never be as badass as this little girl drifting in her toy car

2 Fast, 2 Furious, 2 Cute.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should wealthier drivers face higher speeding fines? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should wealthier drivers face higher speeding fines?

Countries such as Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland all have versions of “sliding scale” fines.

From TheJournal.ie Owners of self-driving cars may need illegal distractions to stop them nodding off Snoozing

Owners of self-driving cars may need illegal distractions to stop them nodding off

A study in the US found people were less likely to fall asleep behind the wheel if they were watching a screen with moving images.

From TheJournal.ie Self-driving cars won't be around anytime soon, but this will make traffic jams more bearable Easy Does It

Self-driving cars won't be around anytime soon, but this will make traffic jams more bearable

Manufacturers like Audi are working on hybrid cars that take over during predictable moments like traffic jams, and they will start arriving this time next year.

From TheJournal.ie Concerned about immorality, some men are going out of their way to stop female drivers Afghanistan

Concerned about immorality, some men are going out of their way to stop female drivers

Gender equality is enshrined in the Afghan constitution, but the idea of a woman driver is still seen as controversial, provocative and even immoral.

From TheJournal.ie 7 ways your family could be getting better value Sponsored By Toyota

7 ways your family could be getting better value

And the euros will look after themselves…

From TheJournal.ie The weather is going to be manky today - and traffic isn't great either Ugh

The weather is going to be manky today - and traffic isn't great either

As if going back after a bank holiday wasn’t hard enough.

From TheJournal.ie The courts say they have an 86% conviction rate for drink-driving Convictions

The courts say they have an 86% conviction rate for drink-driving

That’s double what had been reported.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you ever get in a car with a driver who'd had a drink? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you ever get in a car with a driver who'd had a drink?

A crackdown on drink-driving is on the cards as figures show more than half of cases do not end in conviction.

Eddie Rockets is opening in petrol stations around Ireland

And they’ve already started in Cork.

From TheJournal.ie Add this one to the list of 'not acceptable' excuses given to gardaí No Registration

Add this one to the list of 'not acceptable' excuses given to gardaí

Not the safest idea, this one…

From TheJournal.ie This driver tried to fool gardaí with a fake driver's licence - and failed Come On The Disc's A Fake

This driver tried to fool gardaí with a fake driver's licence - and failed

They were arrested for drink-driving.

From TheJournal.ie Emergency law closes drink-driving loophole In Irish Please

Emergency law closes drink-driving loophole

This closes the loophole for future cases but the status of previous tickets remains unclear

From TheJournal.ie Powerful road safety ad shows a split second is all it takes Texting This post contains videos

Powerful road safety ad shows a split second is all it takes

Just one glance at that text message could make all the difference.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí clock driver doing 123km per hour in 80km zone Operation Slowdown

Gardaí clock driver doing 123km per hour in 80km zone

They’ve checked more than 18,000 cars for speed today.

From TheJournal.ie Man killed in three car crash in Louth Castlebellingham

Man killed in three car crash in Louth

A woman in her 40s in one of the other cars was also seriously injured.

From TheJournal.ie Man pretends to be his brother to avoid €7k in tolls, gets busted with cocaine New Jersey
From TheJournal.ie Here is how long it takes children to start fighting in a car They Started It

Here is how long it takes children to start fighting in a car

Bickering is almost inevitable on the long holiday drives.

From TheJournal.ie Forget phones, Samsung's developing a truck that could help reduce road deaths Taking Risks This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie "Several" men arrested for dangerous driving after unofficial car rally Donegal

"Several" men arrested for dangerous driving after unofficial car rally

A video of the rally has been shared on social media.

From TheJournal.ie Where in Ireland gets the most penalty points? Speed Cameras

Where in Ireland gets the most penalty points?

We’ll give you three guesses…