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Dublin: 3 °C Saturday 16 November, 2019

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From TheJournal.ie Dáil told insurance profits have jumped more than 1000%, but government says it's being 'as aggressive as it can be' Insurance Fraud

Dáil told insurance profits have jumped more than 1000%, but government says it's being 'as aggressive as it can be'

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said customers are being ‘fleeced’ by insurance providers.

From TheJournal.ie 'Seconds could change your life': Luas releases video of crashes and near misses Safety Campaign This post contains videos

'Seconds could change your life': Luas releases video of crashes and near misses

Two pedestrians died after being struck by trams in separate incidents earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie Fines totalling almost €100k in court crackdown on M50 toll dodgers TOLL DODGING

Fines totalling almost €100k in court crackdown on M50 toll dodgers

None of the motorists who were summonsed came to court.

From TheJournal.ie One million Green Card forms sent to motor insurance providers in case there's a no-deal Brexit Crossing The Border

One million Green Card forms sent to motor insurance providers in case there's a no-deal Brexit

Drivers who think they may need a card have been advised to apply one month in advance.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists told to avoid alcohol and take extra care ahead of 'Christmas exodus' Driving Home
From TheJournal.ie Remaining motorists affected by Setanta Insurance collapse should get their money by Christmas High Court

Remaining motorists affected by Setanta Insurance collapse should get their money by Christmas

Motorists will receive 100% compensation, totalling €21 million.

From TheJournal.ie 'Was your Snapchat worth it?': Emergency brakes used by Luas drivers 550 times this year Ding Ding Ding

'Was your Snapchat worth it?': Emergency brakes used by Luas drivers 550 times this year

People breaking red lights and not paying attention are two of the main reasons for near-misses.

From TheJournal.ie Residents worried about 'high-speed cyclists' on parking protected cycle lanes in Dublin city Fitzwilliam Cycle Route This post contains videos

Residents worried about 'high-speed cyclists' on parking protected cycle lanes in Dublin city

The proposed design would see parked cars create a buffer between cyclists and traffic.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí in Dublin have been clamping down on cars parked in cycle lanes Fines

Gardaí in Dublin have been clamping down on cars parked in cycle lanes

One garda fined six motorists in 25 minutes.

From TheJournal.ie Had your car or bike damaged by a pothole? You're not the only one Pain In The Pothole

Had your car or bike damaged by a pothole? You're not the only one

Six in 10 people have had their mode of transport damaged by potholes.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers seeking compo through Personal Injuries Board will have to take a medical under new law Insurance Courts

Drivers seeking compo through Personal Injuries Board will have to take a medical under new law

When one or both parties refuse taking medicals, it can result in claimants taking their case to the courts.

From TheJournal.ie Heavy morning traffic in Dublin after car overturns in Goatstown Accident

Heavy morning traffic in Dublin after car overturns in Goatstown

The accident has resulted in Goatstown Road being reduced down to one lane.

From TheJournal.ie Survey finds many motorists are still seeing a rise in their car insurance Price Around

Survey finds many motorists are still seeing a rise in their car insurance

Recent research from the Central Statistics Office indicated that the cost of motor insurance has dropped by 12.8% in the past 12 months.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists warned about hailstones as gardaí attend number of crashes Advice This post contains videos

Motorists warned about hailstones as gardaí attend number of crashes

Drivers on motorways in particular have been advised to be vigilant.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists warned to take extreme care as temperatures may dip to minus 8 degrees Snow Patrol

Motorists warned to take extreme care as temperatures may dip to minus 8 degrees

A number of weather warning have been issued by Met Éireann.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists warned to take care after a cold and frosty night

Motorists warned to take care after a cold and frosty night

A status yellow snow-ice alert remains in place today.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists warned to slow down as snow-ice alert remains in place So Very Cold

Motorists warned to slow down as snow-ice alert remains in place

The weather is thankfully expected to get a bit milder over the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie Warning to motorists as cars stolen after being left unattended while windows defrosted Dawn Raids

Warning to motorists as cars stolen after being left unattended while windows defrosted

Two cars were reportedly stolen this morning after being left unattended.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin's Phil Lynott statue has disappeared. Again. But we know where he is this time Jailbreak

Dublin's Phil Lynott statue has disappeared. Again. But we know where he is this time

The well-known statue has been removed by Dublin City Council to facilitate the repaving of Harry Street.

From TheJournal.ie Is my car insurance void if I drive in a red weather alert? Drive Safe

Is my car insurance void if I drive in a red weather alert?

Insurance Ireland has clarified that a post doing the rounds on social media is false.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers warned about hazardous conditions as tail end of Hurricane Ophelia heads towards Ireland Rain Rain Go Away

Drivers warned about hazardous conditions as tail end of Hurricane Ophelia heads towards Ireland

Storm force winds and outbreaks of heavy rain could be on the way.

From TheJournal.ie Over 14,000 drivers caught on their phones in 2017 - and some were posing for selfies Put It Away

Over 14,000 drivers caught on their phones in 2017 - and some were posing for selfies

“The mobile phone is a big risk these days and people just aren’t heeding the message and ending up in a dreadful situation.”

From TheJournal.ie Speed cameras in Port Tunnel catching 250 drivers on a monthly basis Slow Down

Speed cameras in Port Tunnel catching 250 drivers on a monthly basis

The average speed cameras at the tunnel came into force in May.

From TheJournal.ie Driver to face court after gardaí clock car travelling at over 190 km/h Slow Down

Driver to face court after gardaí clock car travelling at over 190 km/h

Traffic officers also dealt with a souped-up motorbike in Wicklow this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is the punishment for not wearing a seatbelt enough to deter drivers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the punishment for not wearing a seatbelt enough to deter drivers?

Drivers caught not wearing one are fined up to €90 and are given three penalty points.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists warned about 'greasy roads' as heavy rain forecast for weekend Drive Slow

Motorists warned about 'greasy roads' as heavy rain forecast for weekend

RSA CEO Moyagh Murdock warned that roads are more slippery when it rains after a dry spell.

From TheJournal.ie The price of fuel is going down but motorists are still paying far more than they did last year Fuelling The Boom

The price of fuel is going down but motorists are still paying far more than they did last year

The AA says it is concerned that, for every litre of petrol purchased, 63.67% goes to the government.

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 AA warns car buyers about new mileage 'lowballing' scam Don't Get Duped

AA warns car buyers about new mileage 'lowballing' scam

By doctoring the mileage twice, unscrupulous sellers can dupe buyers and fool NCT checks, says the AA.

From TheJournal.ie Innocent motorists in serious road accidents 5 years ago still 'haven't seen a cent' Setanta Insurance

Innocent motorists in serious road accidents 5 years ago still 'haven't seen a cent'

Some drivers who have been out of work since their accident have yet to receive their insurance payout.

From TheJournal.ie Car insurance gone up? Insurers will soon have to tell you why Rising Costs

Car insurance gone up? Insurers will soon have to tell you why

New laws will be in place by the end of the year to ensure that insurance companies tell customers why they are paying more.

From TheJournal.ie 'Thrown to the wolves': There's no justification for 300% price hike in car insurance, says committee Why So Much?

'Thrown to the wolves': There's no justification for 300% price hike in car insurance, says committee

An Oireachtas committee said Irish drivers must get detailed breakdown of why their car insurance costs so much.

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.

From TheJournal.ie 14-hour delays see traffic at standstill at English port of entry into France Dover

14-hour delays see traffic at standstill at English port of entry into France

The Port of Dover has seen enormous tailbacks over the weekend due to holiday traffic and heightened security at French border control.

From TheJournal.ie Garda operation targeting people using mobile phones while driving Eyes On The Road

Garda operation targeting people using mobile phones while driving

Operation Mobile Phone will continue today.

From TheJournal.ie Price war means motorists set to save on petrol and diesel Price At The Pumps

Price war means motorists set to save on petrol and diesel

Oil prices are dropping and the market in Ireland is very competitive at the moment.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers saw insurance rise by up to 50% this year and the increase looks set to continue More Cash

Drivers saw insurance rise by up to 50% this year and the increase looks set to continue

Irish drivers will collectively pay €300 million in extra premium costs this year, according to the AA.

This random act of kindness is every car-owner's dream

We need more people in the world like this.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should all motorists be made pay €50 for an 'emergency pack'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should all motorists be made pay €50 for an 'emergency pack'?

The Garda Commissioner wants to make it an offence not to have a working torch, breakdown triangle, hi-vis vest and fire extinguisher.

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