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Poll: Should penalty points be increased for using a phone while driving?
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Poll: Should penalty points be increased for using a phone while driving?

Nov 18th 2016, 8:42 AM 21,374 Views 105 Comments

The RSA says increased penalty points have resulted in changes in the behaviour of drivers.

Father of man killed in car crash: "Please, please slow down"
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Father of man killed in car crash: "Please, please slow down"

Nov 13th 2016, 6:26 PM 25,227 Views 16 Comments

“Families have had enough heartache.”

Driver caught doing 216km/hour in 100km zone
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Driver caught doing 216km/hour in 100km zone

Nov 2nd 2016, 12:13 PM 46,377 Views 70 Comments

The driver was arrested and the car seized as it had no insurance.

Drivers warned of dangers of darker evenings, as clocks go back by an hour tonight
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Drivers warned of dangers of darker evenings, as clocks go back by an hour tonight

Oct 29th 2016, 6:00 PM 14,973 Views 19 Comments

Summertime officially ends at 2am overnight tonight.

Eight road deaths in four days: Are garda numbers and the housing crisis making things worse?
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Eight road deaths in four days: Are garda numbers and the housing crisis making things worse?

Oct 25th 2016, 4:02 PM 20,831 Views 53 Comments

The Road Safety Authority is worried about an increasing trend.

Drunk driver arrested after cutting in front of patrol car while holding mobile phone
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Drunk driver arrested after cutting in front of patrol car while holding mobile phone

Oct 24th 2016, 2:45 PM 28,376 Views 37 Comments

The car had no tax or insurance and gardaí found empty alcohol bottles and cans in it.

Gardaí arrest motorcyclist caught doing 218km/hour in Limerick
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Gardaí arrest motorcyclist caught doing 218km/hour in Limerick

Oct 10th 2016, 2:00 PM 29,537 Views 61 Comments

The man will appear in court later this month.

"I don't know how we can cope without her" - Father pays tribute after daughter (16) dies in crash
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"I don't know how we can cope without her" - Father pays tribute after daughter (16) dies in crash

Oct 6th 2016, 8:07 PM 73,221 Views 58 Comments

Three others were injured in the incident.

European award for Cork woman who lost family in crash with suicidal driver
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European award for Cork woman who lost family in crash with suicidal driver

Oct 6th 2016, 8:29 AM 23,953 Views 10 Comments

Twomey lost her husband, infant son and unborn daughter when a suicidal driver hit their car during a holiday in Torquay, England, four years ago.

Alcohol a factor in almost one third of fatal motorcycle crashes
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Alcohol a factor in almost one third of fatal motorcycle crashes

Oct 3rd 2016, 1:05 PM 10,831 Views 36 Comments

Speed also played a role in half of crashes where someone died.

Gardaí warn people not to drive while tired after motorist falls asleep at wheel
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Gardaí warn people not to drive while tired after motorist falls asleep at wheel

Oct 3rd 2016, 10:24 AM 26,995 Views 23 Comments

Luckily, they escaped injury.

Video: ESB pole flattened as hay bales tumble from truck in Ardee
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Video: ESB pole flattened as hay bales tumble from truck in Ardee

Sep 29th 2016, 6:07 PM 19,386 Views 26 Comments

A truck shed its load of hay bales causing damage to Bridge Street in Ardee yesterday morning.

Lollipop men and women are to be fitted with hidden cameras
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Lollipop men and women are to be fitted with hidden cameras

Sep 17th 2016, 7:45 AM 13,339 Views 35 Comments

A pilot scheme is taking place in Mayo and Kildare.

QUIZ: How Well Do You Remember The Rules of the Road?
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QUIZ: How Well Do You Remember The Rules of the Road?

Sep 12th 2016, 5:52 PM 58,786 Views 57 Comments

Buckle up – we’re going to tell you.

The 7 tips you need for driving in wet weather
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The 7 tips you need for driving in wet weather

Sep 12th 2016, 3:24 PM 2,942 Views 2 Comments

Essential driving advice to help keep you and other road users safe when the roads get wet.

Questions on drink driving will be added to the driver theory test
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Questions on drink driving will be added to the driver theory test

Sep 8th 2016, 4:33 PM 11,622 Views 45 Comments

Between 2008 and 2012, alcohol was a factor in 38% of fatal collisions, claiming the lives of 286 people.

Car tip: Keep kids safe for the school run by using the right seat
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Car tip: Keep kids safe for the school run by using the right seat

Sep 5th 2016, 4:59 PM 633 Views 0 Comments

Stay on the right side of the law and keep your precious cargo safe by using the correct restraint system.

Poll: Should cycling be part of the school curriculum?
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Poll: Should cycling be part of the school curriculum?

Sep 5th 2016, 9:42 AM 18,555 Views 114 Comments

What do you think?

Gardaí catch learner driver doing 159km/hour in Limerick
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Gardaí catch learner driver doing 159km/hour in Limerick

Aug 24th 2016, 7:19 PM 40,067 Views 66 Comments

The driver was unaccompanied, not displaying L-plates, and had no tax or insurance.

Gardaí stop to help driver with flat tyre ... end up impounding car
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Gardaí stop to help driver with flat tyre ... end up impounding car

Jul 24th 2016, 7:40 PM 54,527 Views 62 Comments

The driver had no insurance, no NCT certificate or no tax.

Gardaí warn people not to play Pokémon Go while driving
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Gardaí warn people not to play Pokémon Go while driving

Jul 23rd 2016, 1:03 PM 20,732 Views 43 Comments

Put down the phone.

This is what we'd have to look like if we wanted to survive every car crash
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This is what we'd have to look like if we wanted to survive every car crash

Jul 23rd 2016, 11:15 AM 30,889 Views 52 Comments

Meet Graham.

Car tip: Lighting up during the day saves lives
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Car tip: Lighting up during the day saves lives

Jul 18th 2016, 5:08 PM 972 Views 2 Comments

Research shows that using your lights during the day reduces the risk of collisions.

Should there be a 30km per hour speed limit in more residential areas?
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Should there be a 30km per hour speed limit in more residential areas?

Jul 13th 2016, 6:20 AM 17,331 Views 89 Comments

Dublin City Council wants to know what you think.

Major anti-drinking driving blitz launched as road deaths jump 15% in a year
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Major anti-drinking driving blitz launched as road deaths jump 15% in a year

Jul 11th 2016, 8:01 AM 19,412 Views 55 Comments

A total of 87 people have died on the roads so far this year, 10 more than in 2015.

Five points of advice for football fans planning on having a drink tomorrow
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Five points of advice for football fans planning on having a drink tomorrow

Jun 17th 2016, 10:28 PM 26,919 Views 25 Comments

The Road Safety Authority is warning that “almost half of pedestrians killed on our roads have consumed alcohol”.

Driver survives serious crash after losing control in heavy rain
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Driver survives serious crash after losing control in heavy rain

Jun 16th 2016, 9:06 AM 29,581 Views 51 Comments

Gardaí have asked motorists to slow down.

Victims support group angry at decision to delay farmer's driving ban to give him time to find a ‘nice woman’
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Victims support group angry at decision to delay farmer's driving ban to give him time to find a ‘nice woman’

Jun 10th 2016, 10:16 AM 40,733 Views 109 Comments

Noel O’Callaghan, vice-chairperson of the Irish Road Victims Association, said the decision sent out “all the wrong signals to people”.

Think taking hands-free calls while driving is safe? Think again
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Think taking hands-free calls while driving is safe? Think again

Jun 8th 2016, 11:42 AM 17,656 Views 48 Comments

New research says driving while talking on a hands-free device can be as distracting as using a hand-held phone.

Australia is putting traffic lights on the ground for pedestrians glued to their phones
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Australia is putting traffic lights on the ground for pedestrians glued to their phones

Jun 4th 2016, 5:00 PM 18,708 Views 29 Comments

The initiative is to be trialled in an attempt to drive down the road death toll.

Ireland's drunk drivers will leave siblings to die and move bodies to avoid arrest
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Ireland's drunk drivers will leave siblings to die and move bodies to avoid arrest

Jun 2nd 2016, 6:01 AM 45,635 Views 72 Comments

The Road Safety Authority is urging people not to get behind the wheel after drinking this weekend.

Alcohol was a factor in 330 fatal road collisions in four years
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Alcohol was a factor in 330 fatal road collisions in four years

Jun 1st 2016, 1:14 PM 8,848 Views 47 Comments

There were 983 fatal collisions on Irish roads between 2008 and 2012.

Hundreds of excessive speeders caught by gardaí on 'Slow Down Day'
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Hundreds of excessive speeders caught by gardaí on 'Slow Down Day'

May 27th 2016, 9:44 PM 26,888 Views 77 Comments

The enforcement operation will continue until tomorrow morning.

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

May 7th 2016, 10:51 AM 38,350 Views 110 Comments

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

New lap record and world's most powerful diesel SUV is coming to Ireland
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New lap record and world's most powerful diesel SUV is coming to Ireland

May 6th 2016, 5:47 PM 824 Views 0 Comments

Here’s all the car-related news you need to know this week – including a powerhouse SUV and a scorching hot hatch.

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Bishop recommends 'prayer for motorists' to keep drivers safe this bank holiday weekend

Apr 30th 2016, 8:00 AM 11,715 Views 72 Comments

The RSA is also giving out free coffees on Monday to try to tackle driver fatigue.

Drivers are bypassing car warning systems to avoid wearing seatbelts
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Drivers are bypassing car warning systems to avoid wearing seatbelts

Mar 29th 2016, 4:35 PM 22,902 Views 54 Comments

Drivers in Donegal are using extra fasteners so they can drive without a belt.

Motorcyclist killed in collision with truck
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Motorcyclist killed in collision with truck

Mar 27th 2016, 7:48 PM 33,944 Views 15 Comments

The crash happened outside Dunboyne this afternoon.

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

Mar 23rd 2016, 7:41 PM 21,108 Views 59 Comments

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