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# drink-driving - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Poll: Do you think the drink-driving limit should be reduced?
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Poll: Do you think the drink-driving limit should be reduced?

Jan 10th 2017, 9:12 AM 31,699 Views 107 Comments

A proposed plan would see one small alcoholic drink place a driver over the limit.

# drink-driving - Monday 9 January, 2017

Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed

Jan 9th 2017, 11:35 PM 10,111 Views 35 Comments

Meanwhile, just over half of people want drink driving alcohol limits to remain unchanged.

# drink-driving - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Gardaí set up checkpoint on M50 to catch drink drivers
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Gardaí set up checkpoint on M50 to catch drink drivers

Jan 7th 2017, 6:49 PM 62,575 Views 103 Comments

This was the first ever checkpoint on the M50.

# drink-driving - Friday 6 January, 2017

Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years

Jan 6th 2017, 9:37 PM 16,510 Views 62 Comments

Meanwhile, the Road Safety Authority is looking into establishing a public database of disqualified drivers.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Poll: Do you agree with naming and shaming drink drivers?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with naming and shaming drink drivers?

Jan 4th 2017, 10:00 PM 35,947 Views 85 Comments

Minister Shane Ross has described 2016 as a “disastrous year” for road safety.

Shane Ross considering 'naming and shaming' drink drivers like tax defaulters
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

Shane Ross considering 'naming and shaming' drink drivers like tax defaulters

Jan 4th 2017, 2:01 PM 13,136 Views 48 Comments

Meanwhile, a Fine Gael MEP has called for breathalysers to be installed in the cars of repeat offenders.

# drink-driving - Saturday 31 December, 2016

There have been 25 more deaths on Irish roads so far this year than in 2015
# Worrying Trend
# Worrying Trend

There have been 25 more deaths on Irish roads so far this year than in 2015

Dec 31st 2016, 7:37 AM 7,152 Views 36 Comments

The Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochana are urging people not to drink and drive this weekend.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Clamp down on speeding and drink driving with one motorist caught at 168 kph
# Out In Force
# Out In Force

Clamp down on speeding and drink driving with one motorist caught at 168 kph

Dec 28th 2016, 10:13 AM 24,901 Views 52 Comments

Gardaí have also arrested a number of drink drivers.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Driver three times over alcohol limit from drinking the night before
# Christmas Arrests
# Christmas Arrests

Driver three times over alcohol limit from drinking the night before

Dec 27th 2016, 8:47 AM 42,095 Views 66 Comments

Gardaí say getting behind the wheel after a night of drinking remains a big problem.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Gardaí arrest 500 motorists for drink driving in just three weeks - and 40 in two days
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Gardaí arrest 500 motorists for drink driving in just three weeks - and 40 in two days

Dec 21st 2016, 12:23 PM 13,843 Views 55 Comments

The figure is an increase of over a third (34%) on the number for this time last year.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside

Dec 20th 2016, 8:00 PM 27,152 Views 48 Comments

A number of new measures about drug driving, written-off vehicles and uninsured drivers have been given the green light.

# drink-driving - Saturday 10 December, 2016

Gardaí out in force for Christmas enforcement campaign
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

Gardaí out in force for Christmas enforcement campaign

Dec 10th 2016, 3:10 PM 16,757 Views 96 Comments

Christmas trees and presents – gardaí have all sorts of advice at this time of the year.

# drink-driving - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Mother whose son was killed by drink driver brings about change in bail law
# Driving Ban
# Driving Ban

Mother whose son was killed by drink driver brings about change in bail law

Dec 8th 2016, 6:13 PM 20,023 Views 26 Comments

Drink drivers involved in fatal crashes will not be permitted to drive while they are awaiting trial.

# drink-driving - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Drunk driver arrested after crashing while approaching garda checkpoint
# Limerick
# Limerick

Drunk driver arrested after crashing while approaching garda checkpoint

Dec 4th 2016, 12:22 PM 35,784 Views 34 Comments

Two people were arrested in the Thor Operation checkpoint.

# drink-driving - Thursday 1 December, 2016

This heartbreaking video should stop drink drivers in their tracks this Christmas
# For Ciaran
# For Ciaran

This heartbreaking video should stop drink drivers in their tracks this Christmas

Dec 1st 2016, 12:23 PM 25,467 Views 24 Comments

The parents of Ciarán Treacy remember the worst day of their lives – as do all who attended the four-year-old’s tiny body.

# drink-driving - Friday 18 November, 2016

Almost one in five road death victims in 2013 tested positive for illegal drugs
# RSA Report
# RSA Report

Almost one in five road death victims in 2013 tested positive for illegal drugs

Nov 18th 2016, 5:54 PM 10,209 Views 20 Comments

Prescription medication almost as common as alcohol in road deaths, according to RSA report.

# drink-driving - Monday 24 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 24th 2016, 2:45 PM 28,366 Views 37 Comments

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

# drink-driving - Friday 21 October, 2016

A pub gave this customer free food as a thank you for not drinking and driving
# Original Joe's
From The Daily Edge
# Original Joe's

A pub gave this customer free food as a thank you for not drinking and driving

Oct 21st 2016, 8:31 AM 4,742 Views 0 Comments

“Thank you for being responsible. Life is valuable.”

# drink-driving - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Drink driver arrested after car crashed into traffic lights
# Warning
# Warning

Drink driver arrested after car crashed into traffic lights

Oct 15th 2016, 5:11 PM 30,943 Views 26 Comments

Gardaí are reminding motorists to never drink and drive.

# drink-driving - Thursday 22 September, 2016

One in four farmers said they have driven home after drinking at least three pints
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

One in four farmers said they have driven home after drinking at least three pints

Sep 22nd 2016, 8:27 AM 14,418 Views 69 Comments

The Irish Examiner and ICMSA poll finds that 23% admitted to drink driving in the last six months.

# drink-driving - Thursday 8 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 8th 2016, 4:33 PM 11,611 Views 45 Comments

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

# drink-driving - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Speeding and drink driving: Gardaí out in force for bank holiday weekend
# Checkpoints
# Checkpoints

Speeding and drink driving: Gardaí out in force for bank holiday weekend

Jul 30th 2016, 11:43 AM 15,685 Views 29 Comments

Drivers are being urged to slow down and never drink and drive.

# drink-driving - Monday 18 July, 2016

PSA Group real world fuel consumption data is world first in automotive industry
# Car News
# Car News

PSA Group real world fuel consumption data is world first in automotive industry

Jul 18th 2016, 5:08 PM 617 Views 0 Comments

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.

# drink-driving - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Drunk driver jailed for two years for crashing into taxi on way home from Christmas party
# Courts
# Courts

Drunk driver jailed for two years for crashing into taxi on way home from Christmas party

Jul 16th 2016, 7:30 AM 22,713 Views 26 Comments

The Straffan man pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm.

# drink-driving - Monday 11 July, 2016

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

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

Jul 11th 2016, 8:01 AM 19,404 Views 55 Comments

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

# drink-driving - Friday 17 June, 2016

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

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

Jun 17th 2016, 10:28 PM 26,918 Views 25 Comments

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

# drink-driving - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Video: 79-year-old drink driver ploughs through shop window hitting young child
# England
# England

Video: 79-year-old drink driver ploughs through shop window hitting young child

Jun 15th 2016, 10:45 PM 35,850 Views 39 Comments

The footage shows a six-year-old boy picking some sweets when a car smashes through the front window.

# drink-driving - Sunday 5 June, 2016

Learner driver told gardaí 'I only had 3 or 4 pints' at drink driving checkpoint
# Out In Force
# Out In Force

Learner driver told gardaí 'I only had 3 or 4 pints' at drink driving checkpoint

Jun 5th 2016, 1:29 PM 63,952 Views 82 Comments

Officers are testing drivers across the country.

# drink-driving - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Pedestrians urged not to 'stagger' home drunk on country roads
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

Pedestrians urged not to 'stagger' home drunk on country roads

Jun 4th 2016, 7:00 AM 8,832 Views 30 Comments

The RSA has said people automatically vilify drivers when drunk pedestrians are often the causes of fatal collisions.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Alcohol was a factor in 330 fatal road collisions in four years
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

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

Jun 1st 2016, 1:14 PM 8,837 Views 47 Comments

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

# drink-driving - Saturday 16 April, 2016

'I took a husband and dad of four away from his family because of my drink driving'
# Reflections From Inside
# Reflections From Inside

'I took a husband and dad of four away from his family because of my drink driving'

Apr 16th 2016, 2:00 PM 24,461 Views 17 Comments

Kris Caudilla is serving 15 years in prison after he slammed into a car and killed a police officer in 2010.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

'Affluenza' teen who claimed his family's wealth was to blame for fatal drink-driving crash jailed
# Texas
# Texas

'Affluenza' teen who claimed his family's wealth was to blame for fatal drink-driving crash jailed

Apr 13th 2016, 6:25 PM 28,527 Views 26 Comments

He had fled to Mexico.

# drink-driving - Monday 4 April, 2016

Former X Factor judge Tulisa banned from driving for 15 months
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

Former X Factor judge Tulisa banned from driving for 15 months

Apr 4th 2016, 1:52 PM 14,158 Views 17 Comments

The singer crashed her Ferrari in London last September.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Former X Factor judge Tulisa charged with drink driving and dangerous driving
# London
# London

Former X Factor judge Tulisa charged with drink driving and dangerous driving

Mar 30th 2016, 8:55 AM 24,175 Views 37 Comments

If convicted of drink driving, the singer could be banned for driving for up to a year.

# drink-driving - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Gardaí issue warning after car crash in Limerick
# Ballysimon
# Ballysimon

Gardaí issue warning after car crash in Limerick

Feb 11th 2016, 2:02 PM 28,618 Views 5 Comments

The driver was arrested on suspicion of drug driving.

# drink-driving - Thursday 4 February, 2016

'My Brendan was killed by a drunk driver - it left a desperate void in our lives'
# Brendan's Law
# Brendan's Law

'My Brendan was killed by a drunk driver - it left a desperate void in our lives'

Feb 4th 2016, 6:10 AM 19,686 Views 13 Comments

Christina Donnelly has been campaigning for stronger road safety laws and sentencing since the death of her son and his friend in 2009.

# drink-driving - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Healy Rae on drink driving, 'If a person goes out and has a little drink, they're hurting no one'
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

Healy Rae on drink driving, 'If a person goes out and has a little drink, they're hurting no one'

Jan 6th 2016, 3:15 PM 39,393 Views 189 Comments

He added that people are surviving accidents now because cars are improving.

# drink-driving - Monday 4 January, 2016

Community in anger after suspected drink-driver kills Dublin woman
# RIP
# RIP

Community in anger after suspected drink-driver kills Dublin woman

Jan 4th 2016, 12:19 PM 51,428 Views 0 Comments

Claire Hewitt was struck by a car close to her Clonsilla home.

# drink-driving - Friday 1 January, 2016

Dublin planning officer: More pubs will reduce drink driving as people wouldn't have as far to travel
# 1985
# 1985

Dublin planning officer: More pubs will reduce drink driving as people wouldn't have as far to travel

Jan 1st 2016, 3:00 PM 889 Views 0 Comments

The planning officer for Dublin city and country wanted the one mile restriction between pubs abolished in favour of half mile limits.

# drink-driving - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

'Affluenza' teen who killed four people in car crash arrested in Mexico
# Ethan Couch
# Ethan Couch

'Affluenza' teen who killed four people in car crash arrested in Mexico

Dec 29th 2015, 2:21 PM 19,348 Views 14 Comments

During the sentencing phase of Ethan Couch’s trial, a defence expert argued that Couch’s wealthy parents coddled him into a sense of irresponsibility — a condition the expert termed “affluenza”.