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#Learner Drivers

From TheJournal.ie Over 28,600 people waiting on driving test date - but RSA says backlog is improving Tick Tock

Over 28,600 people waiting on driving test date - but RSA says backlog is improving

The longest wait times in the country are in Churchtown, Mallow, Skibereen, Sligo, Tralee and Wicklow.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're working on it': Taoiseach admits there are unacceptable delays in driving test wait times Learner Driver

'We're working on it': Taoiseach admits there are unacceptable delays in driving test wait times

Some people are waiting over 20 weeks to get a date for the driving test.

From TheJournal.ie Advice column: How to lower your car insurance premium Read Me

Advice column: How to lower your car insurance premium

Price discrepancies across the Irish car insurance market are as wide as ever, writes Jonathan Hehir.

From TheJournal.ie Driving test waiting times drop - but some learners still waiting months Driving Test

Driving test waiting times drop - but some learners still waiting months

The average wait is nearly 12 weeks but some learners have waited much longer to hear about their test date.

From TheJournal.ie Unaccompanied learner drivers were involved in 35 fatal car crashes in past four years Clampdown

Unaccompanied learner drivers were involved in 35 fatal car crashes in past four years

While 9% of drivers on the road are learners, only 5.8% of fatal crashes involved learner drivers.

From TheJournal.ie Car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers to use their vehicle to face prosecution Clancy Amendment

Car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers to use their vehicle to face prosecution

Allowing someone who does not have a licence drive your car will also be an offence.

From TheJournal.ie Micheal Healy Rae: 'The government should leave our young drivers alone' Column

Micheal Healy Rae: 'The government should leave our young drivers alone'

I think it would be more in the government’s line to catch criminals who are breaking into elderly people’s homes and jail them, writes Michael Healy Rae.

From TheJournal.ie 'Learner drivers who drive unaccompanied are breaking the law. They mustn't do it and we must enforce it' Face Prosecution

'Learner drivers who drive unaccompanied are breaking the law. They mustn't do it and we must enforce it'

The government is cracking down on car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers use their vehicles.

From TheJournal.ie 'No exceptions': Drink drivers to get automatic ban instead of penalty points Off The Road

'No exceptions': Drink drivers to get automatic ban instead of penalty points

Ross said law to publish names of those caught drink driving should be ready by April.

From TheJournal.ie Learner driver who hit and killed teenager while speeding to be sentenced next week Courts

Learner driver who hit and killed teenager while speeding to be sentenced next week

Gareth Jones swerved to avoid three of the boy’s friends as they crossed the road but hit Paul McCormack (16).

From TheJournal.ie Learning to drive - the essentials to get you in gear Learning To Drive

Learning to drive - the essentials to get you in gear

Learning to drive can be stressful and expensive but we are here to make it that little bit easier.

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.

17 essential facts of life for learner drivers

Please don’t go red. Please don’t go red.

From TheJournal.ie Learner drivers jailed for driving alone this year Shotgun

Learner drivers jailed for driving alone this year

Over 630 people have been fined so far in 2014.

11 driving sins that should automatically earn you a novice plate

An N plate for you, an N plate for you, and an especially big N plate for YOU!

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie RSA want gardaí to breathalyse L-plate passengers Learner Drivers

RSA want gardaí to breathalyse L-plate passengers

The RSA has said that the role of supervising a learner driver cannot be performed “if the accompanying driver is intoxicated.”

From TheJournal.ie New Road Traffic Bill includes specific ban on texting while driving Road Safety

New Road Traffic Bill includes specific ban on texting while driving

The bill also introduces a Novice Driver category for people in their first two years after qualification.

From TheJournal.ie 634 learner drivers convicted last year for not displaying L plates Motorists

634 learner drivers convicted last year for not displaying L plates

The Transport Minister says that there no plans to introduce penalty points for learner drivers who failed to display L plates at this time.

From TheJournal.ie New scheme for learner drivers comes into effect today Learner Drivers

New scheme for learner drivers comes into effect today

The Essential Driving Training scheme is being rolled out from today – meaning learner drivers will be required to complete 12 hours of lessons with an approved driving instructor before sitting their test.

From TheJournal.ie New rules for learner drivers Driving

New rules for learner drivers

But critics say measures don’t go far enough.

From TheJournal.ie L-drivers may get ‘speed limiters’ Road Safety

L-drivers may get ‘speed limiters’

A number of strict new penalties for reckless drivers are being introduced by the Road Safety Authority.