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#Driving

From TheJournal.ie My Best Road Trip: through the Sacred Valley to the Peruvian cloud forest Reader Routes

My Best Road Trip: through the Sacred Valley to the Peruvian cloud forest

Starting 1,500 meters above sea level we drive a treacherous road to Santa Teresa’s cloud forest.

From TheJournal.ie One in ten cars imported to Ireland from the UK were once written off Car History

One in ten cars imported to Ireland from the UK were once written off

A lack of legislation here allows the cars in question to be repaired and put back on the road.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí planning huge crackdown on drivers using mobile phones Penalty Points

Gardaí planning huge crackdown on drivers using mobile phones

More than 28,000 people were caught using their phone while driving last year.

From TheJournal.ie Man (21) jailed for three months after being caught driving 208km per hour Naas

Man (21) jailed for three months after being caught driving 208km per hour

He was also fined €1,000 and disqualified from driving for four years.

From TheJournal.ie My Best Road Trip: Getting my kicks on Route 66 Reader Routes

My Best Road Trip: Getting my kicks on Route 66

A historic and iconic journey along Main Street, America, littered with nostalgia and cliches.

From TheJournal.ie My Best Road Trip: An Arctic Adventure on a bike named An Capall Glas Reader Routes

My Best Road Trip: An Arctic Adventure on a bike named An Capall Glas

A 5,000km motorcycle adventure including 12 ferries and 9 capital cities to the most northern point in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of gardaí at risk of fines if they drive with blue lights and sirens Emergency

Hundreds of gardaí at risk of fines if they drive with blue lights and sirens

Garda representatives say a lack of investment in training means a large number of gardaí are not allowed to drive in this way.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's time we asked questions': Some drivers' insurance premiums are up 400% On The Up

'It's time we asked questions': Some drivers' insurance premiums are up 400%

TDs said it was time the insurance companies were transparent about why the costs were on the rise for customers.

From TheJournal.ie Cars are virtually walking off the lots in Ireland and that's good news for everyone Motoring Away

Cars are virtually walking off the lots in Ireland and that's good news for everyone

Consumer confidence is picking up when people trade in their old models.

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