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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# drink driving

All time
# Your Say
Poll: Should all motorists be disqualified for drink driving?
Shane Ross said he intends on passing legislation which would mean all drink drivers would be banned from the roads.
# Off the Road
'No exceptions': Drink drivers to get automatic ban instead of penalty points
Ross said law to publish names of those caught drink driving should be ready by April.
# drink driving
Man with 483 convictions sentenced to 18 months for road crash which killed teen
18-year-old Shane Patton was killed in the crash near Drumkeen in Donegal
# Cabra
Gardaí stop driver five times over legal alcohol limit
The person also had no motor tax or NCT.
# Waterford
Drink driver arrested speeding at 130 kph in 50 kilometre zone
The driver is due to appear in court at a later date.
# busy weekend
Gardaí arrest drink driver, stop four speeding cars and seize six others
A Limerick driver travelling at double the speed limit because he was ‘late to work’ was caught yesterday morning.
# Alcohol
Poll: Do you think the drink-driving limit should be reduced?
A proposed plan would see one small alcoholic drink place a driver over the limit.
# Road Safety
Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed
Meanwhile, just over half of people want drink driving alcohol limits to remain unchanged.
# crackdown
Gardaí set up checkpoint on M50 to catch drink drivers
This was the first ever checkpoint on the M50.
# Road Deaths
Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years
Meanwhile, the Road Safety Authority is looking into establishing a public database of disqualified drivers.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you agree with naming and shaming drink drivers?
Minister Shane Ross has described 2016 as a “disastrous year” for road safety.
# Road Deaths
Shane Ross considering 'naming and shaming' drink drivers like tax defaulters
Meanwhile, a Fine Gael MEP has called for breathalysers to be installed in the cars of repeat offenders.
# worrying trend
There have been 25 more deaths on Irish roads so far this year than in 2015
The Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochana are urging people not to drink and drive this weekend.
# out in force
Clamp down on speeding and drink driving with one motorist caught at 168 kph
Gardaí have also arrested a number of drink drivers.
# Christmas arrests
Driver three times over alcohol limit from drinking the night before
Gardaí say getting behind the wheel after a night of drinking remains a big problem.
# Alcohol
Gardaí arrest 500 motorists for drink driving in just three weeks - and 40 in two days
The figure is an increase of over a third (34%) on the number for this time last year.
# Road Safety
Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside
A number of new measures about drug driving, written-off vehicles and uninsured drivers have been given the green light.
# drink driving
Gardaí out in force for Christmas enforcement campaign
Christmas trees and presents – gardaí have all sorts of advice at this time of the year.
# Driving ban
Mother whose son was killed by drink driver brings about change in bail law
Drink drivers involved in fatal crashes will not be permitted to drive while they are awaiting trial.
# Limerick
Drunk driver arrested after crashing while approaching garda checkpoint
Two people were arrested in the Thor Operation checkpoint.
# For ciaran
This heartbreaking video should stop drink drivers in their tracks this Christmas
The parents of Ciarán Treacy remember the worst day of their lives – as do all who attended the four-year-old’s tiny body.
# RSA Report
Almost one in five road death victims in 2013 tested positive for illegal drugs
Prescription medication almost as common as alcohol in road deaths, according to RSA report.
# Limerick
Drunk driver arrested after cutting in front of patrol car while holding mobile phone
The car had no tax or insurance and gardaí found empty alcohol bottles and cans in it.
# original joe's
A pub gave this customer free food as a thank you for not drinking and driving
“Thank you for being responsible. Life is valuable.”
# warning
Drink driver arrested after car crashed into traffic lights
Gardaí are reminding motorists to never drink and drive.
# drink driving
One in four farmers said they have driven home after drinking at least three pints
The Irish Examiner and ICMSA poll finds that 23% admitted to drink driving in the last six months.
# Road Safety
Questions on drink driving will be added to the driver theory test
Between 2008 and 2012, alcohol was a factor in 38% of fatal collisions, claiming the lives of 286 people.
# checkpoints
Speeding and drink driving: Gardaí out in force for bank holiday weekend
Drivers are being urged to slow down and never drink and drive.
# car news
PSA Group real world fuel consumption data is world first in automotive industry
All the car-related news you need to know – including new PSA fuel consumption data, new Garda drink-driving offensive and new Renault Dacia dealership.
# Courts
Drunk driver jailed for two years for crashing into taxi on way home from Christmas party
The Straffan man pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm.
# Road Safety
Major anti-drinking driving blitz launched as road deaths jump 15% in a year
A total of 87 people have died on the roads so far this year, 10 more than in 2015.
# Safety
Five points of advice for football fans planning on having a drink tomorrow
The Road Safety Authority is warning that “almost half of pedestrians killed on our roads have consumed alcohol”.
# England
Video: 79-year-old drink driver ploughs through shop window hitting young child
The footage shows a six-year-old boy picking some sweets when a car smashes through the front window.
# out in force
Learner driver told gardaí 'I only had 3 or 4 pints' at drink driving checkpoint
Officers are testing drivers across the country.
# Road Deaths
Pedestrians urged not to 'stagger' home drunk on country roads
The RSA has said people automatically vilify drivers when drunk pedestrians are often the causes of fatal collisions.
# Road Deaths
Alcohol was a factor in 330 fatal road collisions in four years
There were 983 fatal collisions on Irish roads between 2008 and 2012.
# reflections from inside
'I took a husband and dad of four away from his family because of my drink driving'
Kris Caudilla is serving 15 years in prison after he slammed into a car and killed a police officer in 2010.
# Texas
'Affluenza' teen who claimed his family's wealth was to blame for fatal drink-driving crash jailed
He had fled to Mexico.
# drink driving
Former X Factor judge Tulisa banned from driving for 15 months
The singer crashed her Ferrari in London last September.
# London
Former X Factor judge Tulisa charged with drink driving and dangerous driving
If convicted of drink driving, the singer could be banned for driving for up to a year.