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Driverless cars: What will they mean for Ireland's future road safety, jobs and even our driving tests?
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Driverless cars: What will they mean for Ireland's future road safety, jobs and even our driving tests?

May 20th 2018, 9:00 PM 17,657 Views 66 Comments

Even if you don’t drive them, driverless cars could be part of your driving test.

Here's what to do if you put the wrong fuel in your car
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Here's what to do if you put the wrong fuel in your car

May 14th 2018, 3:51 PM 12,436 Views 0 Comments

D’oh!

Danny Healy-Rae seeks legal advice after Shane Ross calls him a 'terrorist'
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Danny Healy-Rae seeks legal advice after Shane Ross calls him a 'terrorist'

May 3rd 2018, 9:34 AM 41,671 Views 154 Comments

The Transport Minister made the comments while calling on rural TDs to back drink-driving legislation.

Motorists urged to be more aware of cyclists this bank holiday weekend
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Motorists urged to be more aware of cyclists this bank holiday weekend

May 2nd 2018, 7:34 AM 11,096 Views 210 Comments

To date in 2018, six cyclists have been killed on Irish roads.

How long should you keep your child in a rear-facing seat?
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How long should you keep your child in a rear-facing seat?

Apr 30th 2018, 2:32 PM 20,689 Views 0 Comments

Rear facing child seats are deemed to be safer.

Tired at the wheel? How to spot the driver fatigue danger signs - and what to do next
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Tired at the wheel? How to spot the driver fatigue danger signs - and what to do next

Apr 23rd 2018, 3:05 PM 958 Views 1 Comment

Avoid driver fatigue with these simple tricks.

Learner driver (18) arrested in Naas for doing 180km/h
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Learner driver (18) arrested in Naas for doing 180km/h

Apr 14th 2018, 12:51 PM 108,822 Views 81 Comments

The teenager was travelling along the M9 this morning when Gardaí stopped him.

Road deaths decrease across Europe for second year in a row
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Road deaths decrease across Europe for second year in a row

Apr 14th 2018, 8:15 AM 6,729 Views 15 Comments

The European Commission released the statistics for 2017 this week.

19-year-old man killed in Galway car crash
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19-year-old man killed in Galway car crash

Mar 16th 2018, 7:58 AM 27,317 Views 6 Comments

The single vehicle collision occurred at 2.20am this morning.

Man in his 60s killed in Waterford road crash
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Man in his 60s killed in Waterford road crash

Feb 24th 2018, 1:39 PM 13,538 Views 1 Comment

The man’s van collided with a 4×4 at around 10am this morning.

Woman injured after being hit by a taxi in Rathmines
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Woman injured after being hit by a taxi in Rathmines

Feb 24th 2018, 10:07 AM 21,065 Views 10 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

What are those numbers by the side of the motorway and what are they for?
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What are those numbers by the side of the motorway and what are they for?

Feb 19th 2018, 5:16 PM 16,570 Views 5 Comments

Using Location Reference Markings and Emergency Roadside Telephones.

'Put the bloody thing away': 60% of Irish drivers have used their phones at a red light
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'Put the bloody thing away': 60% of Irish drivers have used their phones at a red light

Feb 11th 2018, 5:36 PM 29,389 Views 61 Comments

“Phone use by Irish drivers is at ridiculously high levels,” according to The AA.

Clare school bus stopped by gardaí due to 'badly worn' tyres and rust
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Clare school bus stopped by gardaí due to 'badly worn' tyres and rust

Feb 6th 2018, 10:33 PM 35,538 Views 36 Comments

Gardaí stopped a number of school buses in the Clare area.

A driver got penalty points over incorrect tyre pressure for the first time
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A driver got penalty points over incorrect tyre pressure for the first time

Feb 5th 2018, 3:13 PM 1,758 Views 3 Comments

Two points and an €80 fine for one motorist last year.

Stress less: 4 tips to reduce your rage behind the wheel
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Stress less: 4 tips to reduce your rage behind the wheel

Jan 22nd 2018, 3:09 PM 1,014 Views 0 Comments

Road rage be gone!

One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving
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One in 12 drivers involved in collision or near miss because of drink driving

Jan 22nd 2018, 8:30 AM 9,112 Views 50 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross wants people who are caught drink driving to receive an automatic disqualification.

Roads around the country closed due to flooding
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Roads around the country closed due to flooding

Jan 21st 2018, 6:59 PM 91,626 Views 23 Comments

Motorists have been advised to exercise caution and avoid certain areas.

How to use your car's high-beam headlights... properly
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How to use your car's high-beam headlights... properly

Jan 8th 2018, 3:47 PM 10,022 Views 4 Comments

And how to avoid being dazzled by them.

6 resolutions all Irish drivers should make this year
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6 resolutions all Irish drivers should make this year

Jan 8th 2018, 3:46 PM 11,829 Views 16 Comments

New year, new driver.

Losing my sister Donna: 'Traumatic shock, grief and facing deep inner demons'
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Losing my sister Donna: 'Traumatic shock, grief and facing deep inner demons'

Jan 3rd 2018, 8:30 PM 67,381 Views 23 Comments

It’s a fitting a tribute to Donna to finally be myself, writes Neil Fox.

Motorist who kept driving after two collisions failed roadside drug test
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Motorist who kept driving after two collisions failed roadside drug test

Jan 2nd 2018, 11:49 AM 39,194 Views 46 Comments

The driver also had no licence or motor insurance.

Last year saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began in 1959
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Last year saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began in 1959

Jan 1st 2018, 1:16 PM 21,348 Views 74 Comments

This compares to 186 deaths as a result of 174 crashes in 2016.

'Don’t drink and drive, it could be the last trip you ever have'
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'Don’t drink and drive, it could be the last trip you ever have'

Dec 22nd 2017, 2:26 PM 9,204 Views 19 Comments

Emergency services are joining forces for a new road safety campaign.

Snow, ice and wind warnings issued for several counties
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Snow, ice and wind warnings issued for several counties

Dec 9th 2017, 9:10 AM 45,527 Views 31 Comments

Motorists have been urged to “treat every road as if it’s frozen” as wintry weather grips Ireland.

Driver arrested after car found on Luas tracks
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Driver arrested after car found on Luas tracks

Dec 6th 2017, 10:50 PM 47,203 Views 27 Comments

Drivers are being warned to take care on the roads as freezing conditions are due to take hold tomorrow.

14 cyclist deaths in 2017: 'Yet we victim blame cyclists who don’t opt for DayGlo clothing'
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14 cyclist deaths in 2017: 'Yet we victim blame cyclists who don’t opt for DayGlo clothing'

Dec 3rd 2017, 8:45 AM 42,987 Views 293 Comments

An Garda Síochána need to focus more on cars illegally parking in bike lanes and on footpaths, driving over the speed limit, and breaking traffic signals, writes Ciarán Cuffe.

FactCheck: Did a drink-driving campaign in 1972 really say the FIFTH pint was the one too many?
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FactCheck: Did a drink-driving campaign in 1972 really say the FIFTH pint was the one too many?

Nov 30th 2017, 5:15 PM 101,601 Views 40 Comments

No. Of course not.

Motorists warned to slow down as snow-ice alert remains in place
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# So Very Cold

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

Nov 24th 2017, 4:40 PM 31,077 Views 28 Comments

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

Heading home on the M4? Long delays anticipated due to flooding
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Heading home on the M4? Long delays anticipated due to flooding

Nov 22nd 2017, 5:46 PM 42,392 Views 36 Comments

Drivers are being told to delay their journey, use public transport or take alternative routes this evening.

'The devastation in the room is palpable': Events held nationwide in memory of road traffic victims
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# World Remembrance Day

'The devastation in the room is palpable': Events held nationwide in memory of road traffic victims

Nov 19th 2017, 6:00 AM 10,937 Views 3 Comments

Today is the international day for remembering all those killed on our roads.

Cyclist and motorist killed in separate road collisions in Dublin and Roscommon
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Cyclist and motorist killed in separate road collisions in Dublin and Roscommon

Nov 17th 2017, 4:13 PM 27,542 Views 37 Comments

A male cyclist died in Dublin and a woman in her 90s died in Roscommon.

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

Nov 17th 2017, 12:25 PM 41,793 Views 52 Comments

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

'I wouldn't be more forgiving of someone who was drunk the morning after if he killed my child'
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'I wouldn't be more forgiving of someone who was drunk the morning after if he killed my child'

Nov 16th 2017, 4:37 PM 18,630 Views 39 Comments

The families of people who have died in road collisions gathered in Dublin today for a candlelit ceremony.

10 essential tips for driving in dark winter conditions
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10 essential tips for driving in dark winter conditions

Nov 6th 2017, 3:06 PM 2,134 Views 2 Comments

Stay safe on the roads now that the clocks have gone back.

Driver four times over legal limit crashes onto roundabout
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Driver four times over legal limit crashes onto roundabout

Nov 5th 2017, 12:40 PM 69,687 Views 59 Comments

Separately, a car became wedged between a wall and a basement after a collision in Limerick city last night.

Man in his 50s dies after car and bus collide in Roscommon
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Man in his 50s dies after car and bus collide in Roscommon

Nov 2nd 2017, 5:50 PM 27,586 Views 7 Comments

The driver of the bus sustained minor injuries.

Farmers are up in arms about the new 'NCT for tractors'
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Farmers are up in arms about the new 'NCT for tractors'

Oct 21st 2017, 6:15 AM 25,586 Views 70 Comments

Certain tractors will have to undergo the roadworthiness testing from May of next year.

Penalty points for using a mobile phone while driving could be increased
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Penalty points for using a mobile phone while driving could be increased

Oct 10th 2017, 12:05 AM 23,087 Views 60 Comments

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said he was willing to raise the points.

Man in his 30s killed after car veers into stone wall on dual carriageway
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Man in his 30s killed after car veers into stone wall on dual carriageway

Sep 25th 2017, 9:39 PM 42,531 Views 11 Comments

There was no one else travelling in the car at the time.