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How many drivers did Gardaí catch drink-driving or speeding this afternoon?
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How many drivers did Gardaí catch drink-driving or speeding this afternoon?

Dec 11th 2013, 9:03 PM 39,148 Views 133 Comments

Three checkpoints were set up as part of their Christmas Enforcement Campaign.

Operation Slowdown detects 364 drivers speeding over 24-hour period
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Operation Slowdown detects 364 drivers speeding over 24-hour period

Oct 26th 2013, 11:24 AM 12,573 Views 91 Comments

From 7am on Friday until 7am this morning, gardaí checked the speed of 96,838 vehicles.

A broken speedometer, a dying cow and a swarm of bees - how some people avoided penalty points
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# Penalty Points

A broken speedometer, a dying cow and a swarm of bees - how some people avoided penalty points

Sep 30th 2013, 10:31 PM 19,543 Views 74 Comments

Nearly a quarter of penalty point notices in 2011 and 2012 were quashed, with some flimsy excuses being accepted.

Excessive speed 'an endemic habit of too many Irish drivers'
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Excessive speed 'an endemic habit of too many Irish drivers'

Sep 2nd 2013, 8:23 AM 4,128 Views 81 Comments

An AA survey also shows that male drivers are more likely to speed than women drivers.

Gardaí urge drivers to slow down as road deaths rise
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Gardaí urge drivers to slow down as road deaths rise

Aug 12th 2013, 5:36 PM 8,053 Views 44 Comments

Motorcyclists who have died in 2013 have already surpassed those killed in 2012.

Spanish judge to question driver of train in deadly crash
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# Train Crash

Spanish judge to question driver of train in deadly crash

Jul 28th 2013, 9:37 AM 5,325 Views 17 Comments

Francisco Jose Garzon Amo has been discharged from hospital and will appear before a judge today.

'32,178 vehicles checked' in first 12 hours of Bank Holiday speed crackdown
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# Operation Slowdown

'32,178 vehicles checked' in first 12 hours of Bank Holiday speed crackdown

May 31st 2013, 8:29 PM 15,881 Views 77 Comments

Gardaí say they have detected 129 people driving above the speed limit in today’s crackdown.

Hands down the stupidest thing you're going to see today
# Idiots
# Idiots

Hands down the stupidest thing you're going to see today

May 27th 2013, 4:06 PM 2,587 Views 3 Comments

Guy speeds straight into a traffic jam.

10 per cent of Irish drivers still don't buckle up
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10 per cent of Irish drivers still don't buckle up

May 27th 2013, 10:57 AM 5,808 Views 97 Comments

A new survey has revealed that drivers in Ireland are speeding, tailgating and forgetting to dim their lights like nobody’s business.

Disgraced former minister and ex-wife released from prison early
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Disgraced former minister and ex-wife released from prison early

May 13th 2013, 11:19 AM 9,919 Views 23 Comments

Former UK cabinet minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce were released from prison this morning and have to wear electronic tags.

Sorry, m'lud! Benzema was only 116 kmph over the speed limit when caught
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# Fast Car

Sorry, m'lud! Benzema was only 116 kmph over the speed limit when caught

Feb 28th 2013, 12:57 PM 1,720 Views 1 Comment

Pity he can’t move as quickly on the pitch…

Ex-UK minister faces jail after admitting to perverting course of justice
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Ex-UK minister faces jail after admitting to perverting course of justice

Feb 4th 2013, 3:00 PM 5,329 Views 24 Comments

Chris Huhne made a last minute plea change in court this morning, admitted to perverting the court of justice over a speeding case ten years ago.

Topless driver's modesty leads to car chase
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# Top Down

Topless driver's modesty leads to car chase

Aug 7th 2012, 6:40 PM 2,022 Views 3 Comments

The topless speeder said she was on her way to surprise her boyfriend…

Changes to points system will see increased penalties for speeding, using phones
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# Penalty Points

Changes to points system will see increased penalties for speeding, using phones

Jun 11th 2012, 1:25 PM 5,811 Views 74 Comments

The planned changes could also cut the penalties for driving without a valid NCT – from five points down to three.

Video: Mayo County Council uses CCTV to catch 'boy racers'
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# Boy Racers

Video: Mayo County Council uses CCTV to catch 'boy racers'

May 18th 2012, 12:15 PM 5,754 Views 36 Comments

Some residents say their lives are being made a misery by late night anti-social driving behaviour.

New speed cameras collect €10million in fines
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# Speed Cameras

New speed cameras collect €10million in fines

Feb 8th 2012, 8:36 PM 8,807 Views 63 Comments

The cameras run by a private operator were introduced in November 2010.

One in five young male drivers 'road race'
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# Roads

One in five young male drivers 'road race'

Oct 10th 2011, 3:16 PM 589 Views 30 Comments

One fifth of young male drivers have admitted to racing on the roads, with those aged between 17 and 24 being five times more likely to be killed, the Road Safety Authority has reported.

NASCAR driver loses driving licence for 45 days... for speeding
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# Irony

NASCAR driver loses driving licence for 45 days... for speeding

Aug 23rd 2011, 9:27 PM 217 Views 3 Comments

Kyle Busch, who currently leads the championship standings, was caught driving a borrowed car at 128mph in a 45mph zone.

In numbers: Thousands more drivers caught speeding
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# Roads

In numbers: Thousands more drivers caught speeding

Aug 5th 2011, 9:50 AM 1,172 Views 26 Comments

Almost 100,000 drivers have been given penalty points so far this year after new speed cameras were introduced.

MEPs to vote on punishment for overseas driving offences
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MEPs to vote on punishment for overseas driving offences

Jul 5th 2011, 2:51 PM 456 Views 5 Comments

EU countries will be entitled to prosecute drivers using other countries’ cars, under a plan being voted on tomorrow.

Poll: Are women more likely to use their mobile phones while driving?
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Poll: Are women more likely to use their mobile phones while driving?

Jun 10th 2011, 10:21 AM 2,647 Views 21 Comments

Today we’re asking if women are more likely to have their eyes on their phones while behind the wheel, after a senior Garda said that young females are more likely to be texting while driving.

Call for mandatory speed limiters for young drivers
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# Speed Limiters

Call for mandatory speed limiters for young drivers

Apr 26th 2011, 5:59 PM 1,407 Views 0 Comments

A South Kerry coroner, speaking at the inquest into the deaths of four teenagers in a single vehicle collision last August, has called for speed limiters to be placed on cars driven by those under 25 years of age.

Tips for staying safe on the roads this Easter
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# Easter

Tips for staying safe on the roads this Easter

Apr 22nd 2011, 11:45 AM 761 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí say there will be a crackdown on drink driving, speeding and the use of mobile phones.

Judge acquits Lamborghini 95mph speeder… because he likes Top Gear
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Judge acquits Lamborghini 95mph speeder… because he likes Top Gear

Nov 19th 2010, 7:20 AM 1,419 Views 0 Comments

A Perth mechanic gets lucky when the magistrate taking his case identifies his car as Top Gear’s 2006 Car of the Year.

L-drivers may get ‘speed limiters’
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L-drivers may get ‘speed limiters’

Aug 30th 2010, 9:44 AM 289 Views 0 Comments

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