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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Drivers

All time
# no parking
'Follow him home and burn him out': Records reveal abuse and assaults suffered by traffic wardens
Over a seven-month period there were 20 incidents in Navan, including a number of threats and physical assaults.
# put it away
Over 14,000 drivers caught on their phones in 2017 - and some were posing for selfies
“The mobile phone is a big risk these days and people just aren’t heeding the message and ending up in a dreadful situation.”
# BeTramAware
Video: Luas releases footage of near misses with cyclists
The Luas operator said, “The trams are very much a part of Dublin’s transport infrastructure and this type of cyclist behaviour is irresponsible.”
# Off the Road
New agreement ensures disqualified Irish licence-holders will also be banned in the UK
It’s understood clarity was needed in light of Brexit.
# slow down
Gardaí catch driver travelling 51km/h over the limit in crackdown on speeding
Gardaí said the speed of 34,000 vehicles were checked this morning all across the country.
# Working time
Dublin Bus ordered to compensate driver over 'systematic' rostering breach
A Labour Court ruling has highlighted the company’s failure to tell drivers of their specific start and finish times at least 24 hours in advance.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Garda criticism, migrants at Rosslare port and Dublin drivers ranked the worst in the country…
# Beep beep
Dublin drivers ranked as the worst in Ireland
Drivers in Sligo and Leitrim are viewed as the best behaved, according to a new survey.
# Mistake
Garda errors led to thousands of drivers being wrongly convicted
Some 147,000 summonses were issued to people who had never been given an opportunity to pay their fine.
# greyball
Uber's latest woe - using secret software to steer drivers away from trouble
The software was unveiled in a New York Times report and Uber said it was only used in areas where it was not banned.
# slow down
Drivers in Dublin and Cork most likely to have broken speed limits recently
According to a survey by TheAA, Dublin and Cork had the highest number of drivers who broke the speed limit in the past month.
# Your Say
Poll: Should elderly motorists be made to take their driving test again?
Transport Minister Shane Ross has said that retesting “is a really good idea”.
# Road Safety
Penalty points for mobile phone use could be increased, Ross says
The Transport Minister said he is also looking at the practicalities of additional tests for older drivers.
# toot toot beep beep
16 awkward moments all drivers have experienced
*conks car*
# Ticket to Ride
16 times Bus Eireann proved it's a truly unique Irish travelling experience
The things you come across.
# 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.
# not covered
'A very high stakes game': Over 150,000 cars on the road without insurance
The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) said it was deeply concerned with the spike in numbers.
# Red Cow
11 accurate observations about driving on the poxy M50
# Reality check
Council uses VR to show young drivers devastation of crashes
The simulation allows drivers to watch themselves receiving medical treatment and see the full crash scene around them.
# unworkable
Driver disqualifications will not extend to other EU countries
Transport Minister Shane Ross told Cabinet this week that government would be repealing the section of the Act as it has been proven to be unworkable.
# Newbridge
Irish Rail to refund clamping fees as 'gesture of goodwill'
The cars had valid parking tickets but were not parked in marked spaces at Newbridge train station.
# Your Say
Poll: Should it be illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car?
A grieving husband and father said this would make drivers and car owners equally accountable.
# slow down
341 drivers caught speeding in 24-hour garda crackdown
Gardaí have thanked the tens of thousands of drivers on Irish roads who were found to be compliant.
# Dublin Bus
Free Culture Night buses around Dublin city won't run because of strike action
Dublin Bus has a long association with the arts event, and is described as its Transport Partner.
# Taxi
New York taxi drivers no longer have to pass English proficiency test
Immigrants make up 96% of the 144,000 cabbies in the city.
# Road Deaths
'It has destroyed the lives of five families': 24 hours of tragedy on Donegal's roads
Six people have lost their lives in road collisions in Donegal this year – five of those road deaths occurred this week.
# Setanta
This is how drivers will be protected if a motor insurance company collapses
The liquidation of Setanta Insurance in 2014 left over 1,700 people out of pocket.
# Labour Court
Dublin Bus workers are looking for a 30% pay rise in line with Luas staff
The NBRU said that drivers have not ruled out industrial action in pursuit of their claim.
# warning
'I'm late, I'm late': Gardaí catch car speeding at 121 kph in 50 kilometre zone
Officers are warning drivers to slow down.
# Not holding back
Michael O'Leary on Luas drivers - "I'd sack the lot of them"
The Ryanair CEO wasn’t mincing his words today.
# drive safe
Ireland's drunk drivers will leave siblings to die and move bodies to avoid arrest
The Road Safety Authority is urging people not to get behind the wheel after drinking this weekend.
# pay hike
The Labour Court has recommended an 18.3% pay increase for Luas drivers
Union Siptu now says that it will put the recommended increase to its members.
# drive safe
Hundreds of excessive speeders caught by gardaí on 'Slow Down Day'
The enforcement operation will continue until tomorrow morning.
# at a crossroads
"We're looking for a fair slice of the company we've helped build"
Luas drivers speak about their long-running dispute.
# put it away
Gardaí crackdown on drivers using mobile phones
Gardaí say they are planning to carry out more targeted operations over the coming days.
# On the up
'It's time we asked questions': Some drivers' insurance premiums are up 400%
TDs said it was time the insurance companies were transparent about why the costs were on the rise for customers.
# Trauma
Irish Rail drivers received no support as families question them at suicide inquests
That’s according to a report carried out by the Railway Accident Investigation Unit.
# striiiiiiiikke
There are MORE Luas strikes planned for this weekend - and it looks like they're going ahead...
The tram service was closed last weekend, and it seems it’ll take something special to stop this weekend’s strikes from going ahead also.
# eyes on the road
Garda operation targeting people using mobile phones while driving
Operation Mobile Phone will continue today.
# gas tickets
This guy has been documenting all the passive aggressive parking notes he comes across
With gas results.