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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Cars

All time
# junction 17
Five cars involved in accident after 'freak' sleet storm in Cork
Locals reported that cars lost control due to the weather.
# Breaking the rules
Over half of fines for failing to display L-plates not paid
More than 2,500 fines issued to learner drivers caught without a qualified driver were also unpaid.
# Red Light Spells Danger
Getting rid of traffic lights would get you to work much quicker
But only if motoring technology advances.
# Upgrade
New cars sales have been doing a roaring trade since the start of the year
They’re up by over a third.
# Me Nerves
Every Irish motorist will identify with this gas sketch
Oh Jesus.
# sponsored by Opel
7 things you probably didn't know about Jurgen Klopp
Some little-known facts to impress your mates.
# sponsored by Renault Kadjar
QUIZ: How Adventurous Are You?
There are many levels you know…
# slow down
Crackdown: Gardaí clocked these cars breaking speed limits by almost double
Officers are urging drivers to slow down.
# Rav4
Toyota is recalling millions of cars because their seatbelts could come apart in a crash
The recall involves Toyota’s RAV4.
# Eddie Jordan
The new Top Gear will have an Irish host
The ex-Formula 1 boss will join Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc.
# lanes blocked
Overturned vehicle blocking traffic on the M50
Dublin Fire Brigade is responding to the incident.
# fresh car smell
Almost 40,000 new cars were sold in January
That’s an increase of 10,000 on the same month last year.
# Tanks for that
Petrol prices look set to keep getting cheaper
But it should be under €1.
# parallel universe
This car has just learnt how to park itself
The Tesla models can now self-park without a driver inside thanks to a computer update.
# faraday future
First prototype from mystery electric car startup revealed
The company expects to bring its first car to market in around two years time.
# Energy
Is Ireland changing its attitude to electric cars?
In 2015, over 500 new electric cars were supported through the government grant scheme.
# hijab
Iranian police seize 40k cars over women not covering hair with headscarf
The measure is part of a wider traffic police crackdown that could also see male drivers targeted.
# Vroom
This vintage Ferrari sold for €25 million last night
Do you think they took a trade-in?
# Snoozing
Owners of self-driving cars may need illegal distractions to stop them nodding off
A study in the US found people were less likely to fall asleep behind the wheel if they were watching a screen with moving images.
# crackdown
Iranian women who refuse to wear veil to have cars confiscated
All women in Iran, including foreigners, are required to cover their hair and neck.
# sponsored by toyota
7 ways your family could be getting better value
And the euros will look after themselves…
# really pawful
NCT inspector apparently refused to test car because there were dog hairs in it
A TD made the claim in the Dáil today.
# vvrrooom
This technology could be installed in your car to restrict your speed
Irish MEP Deirdre Clune said the drivers should be rewarded for using the car system that can automatically limit the speed of the vehicle.
# sponsored by donedeal
6 unexpected facts about Irish drivers
From being possessive over our radios to fearing our own mothers, we’re all a right turn up for the books.
# autonomous
Tesla's autopilot mode for cars 'hopefully' won't hit pedestrians, says CEO
Elon Musk unveiled the new feature for the Model M and Model X, which aims to gradually remove the need for drivers to complete certain actions.
# exhaustive inquiry
Police seize hard-drives and files in raid at Volkswagen HQ in Germany
The company is recalling 80,000 cars in Ireland in the wake of the scandal.
# Lawsuit
Paul Walker's daughter says Porsche is to blame for his death
The seat belt “snapped Walker’s torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis.”
# Delays
Train and Dart services affected by fire
The Drogheda, Belfast and Maynooth train lines were affected.
# Dublin
Gardaí are getting hundreds of new cars, did your station get any?
Nearly €29 million has been invested in new Garda vehicles since 2012.
# Das Pollution
Volkswagen is going to pay out billions over dirty diesel vehicles
Around €6.5 billion, to be precise.
# Tallaght
This fake gun was discovered at a routine checkpoint
No arrests were made during the seizure.
# Operation Slowdown
Gardaí clock driver doing 123km per hour in 80km zone
They’ve checked more than 18,000 cars for speed today.
# nasty racket
Gangs in Dublin asking for 'protection money' for residents' cars
The crimes are happening in the Crumlin-Kimmage area.
# big changes
Minister defends plan to take the cars out of the centre of Dublin
It has been proposed that much of the centre of Dublin could be closed off to cars.
Retailers fear Dublin traffic restrictions will force shoppers to out-of-town centres
The Irish Parking Association said the restrictions could result in a 24% fall off in shopping and entertainment revenue.
# Spot of Golf
This is Ireland's most popular car
Are the good times back?
# Not happening
European cities are banning cars for a day ... but Ireland's not getting involved
Limerick did so in 2014.
# Castlebellingham
Man killed in three car crash in Louth
A woman in her 40s in one of the other cars was also seriously injured.
# New Jersey
Man pretends to be his brother to avoid €7k in tolls, gets busted with cocaine
His plan didn’t work out.
# total recall
Fiat recalls 1.4 million cars after hackers take control of a jeep over the internet
Hackers were able to change the vehicle’s speed and control the brakes.