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#Road traffic bill

From TheJournal.ie 'A matter of urgency': Minister promises to take action on dangerous quad bike and scrambler use Danger

'A matter of urgency': Minister promises to take action on dangerous quad bike and scrambler use

Sinn Fein want to give gardaí the power to seize and detain quad bikes and scrambler motorcycles when being used unlawfully.

From TheJournal.ie 'Filibustering is parliamentary vandalism': Ross says TDs against drink-driving laws are not representing rural Ireland Road Traffic Bill

'Filibustering is parliamentary vandalism': Ross says TDs against drink-driving laws are not representing rural Ireland

As the controversial legislation passed in the Dáil last week, TD Danny Healy-Rae shouted: “This is sad day for rural Ireland.”

From TheJournal.ie Ross says rural TDs are 'like road traffic terrorists' over drink-driving bill Road Traffic Bill

Ross says rural TDs are 'like road traffic terrorists' over drink-driving bill

The RSA estimates that “seven to eight” fatalities could be avoided by changing the law.

From TheJournal.ie Cabinet approves changes to make it illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car Prosecution

Cabinet approves changes to make it illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car

Gardaí will also be allowed seize a vehicle if a learner driver is discovered to be driving without a qualified driver present.

From TheJournal.ie Government pledges to address 'serious gap in the law' on hit-and-run incidents Roads

Government pledges to address 'serious gap in the law' on hit-and-run incidents

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has said the government will accept the broad principle of a bill to crackdown on hit-and-run drivers.

From TheJournal.ie Are ignition locks the answer to cutting drink-drive deaths? Alcolocks

Are ignition locks the answer to cutting drink-drive deaths?

Ireland is considering introducing them as a sentencing option in drink-driving convictions, a measure recommended this week in the US.

From TheJournal.ie New driving laws will include clampdown on 'drug driving' Drug-Driving

New driving laws will include clampdown on 'drug driving'

Leo Varadkar says the forthcoming Road Traffic Bill will revise earlier laws to introduce ‘impairment testing’ for drivers.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree with a harsher penalty points system for novice drivers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with a harsher penalty points system for novice drivers?

New measures could see novice drivers taken off the road after racking up just six penalty points. Do you agree?

From TheJournal.ie Parking fines to be halved for those who pay promptly? Driving

Parking fines to be halved for those who pay promptly?

Compulsory driving lessons for secondary students and reminders for drivers about NCT renewal dates are also among the proposals from an Oireachtas committee.