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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 0°C

# Drivers

All time
# aggressive
'I couldn't give a rat's arse if you report me!': There have been complaints about the swearing of Dublin Bus drivers
A lot of customers have been airing their grievances.
# 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.
# Health and Safety
'Pure luck no one was killed': Drivers concerned about safety after wheel falls off Dublin bus
Dublin Bus has said maintenance controllers regularly carry out checks on buses.
# Your Say
Poll: Should disqualified drivers be named and shamed?
Or do they still deserve some privacy?
# car test
We're about to find out how many Volkswagens in Ireland have been hit by the emissions scandal
The managing director of Volkswagen’s Irish branch is set to appear before the Oireachtas Transport Committee.
# Penalty Points
These counties have highest number of drivers dodging penalty points by making donations
The Department of Justice has reported that 1,526 drivers avoided penalty points by donating to the court poor box from January 2014- May 2015.
# Your Say
Poll: Should all motorists be made pay €50 for an 'emergency pack'?
The Garda Commissioner wants to make it an offence not to have a working torch, breakdown triangle, hi-vis vest and fire extinguisher.
# seems dangerous
A lot of Irish people shave and apply make-up while driving
More than 80% of motorists also said they see other drivers using mobile devices while driving on a regular basis.
# Wicklow
Motorcyclist dies after colliding with a Jeep in Blessington
Another motorcyclist was injured in the incident.
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.
# Off the Road
Gardaí are arresting three disqualified drivers a day with new powers they got in June
Today gardaí said many of these drivers are also active criminals with multiple previous convictions.
# Castlebellingham
Man killed in three car crash in Louth
A woman in her 40s in one of the other cars was also seriously injured.
# wakey wakey
'Stop, sip, sleep': New ad targets drivers who nod off at the wheel
Driver fatigue is a contributory factor in as many as one in five drive deaths in Ireland each year.
# Recall
More than 25,000 Renaults have been recalled because of a braking issue
A spokesperson for the company has said that it is not a “stop driving your car immediately” issue.
# Dublin
'Closure of taxi rank at Beaumont Hospital will impact on elderly patients'
Dublin City Council ordered the closure of the rank at the end of the month.
# Penalty Points
Penalty point dodgers who fail to produce a driving licence in court could face prosecution
A report recently highlighted the problem of non-endorsement of driving licences with penalty points.
# Speed Cameras
Where in Ireland gets the most penalty points?
We’ll give you three guesses…
# striiiiikkeeee
Bus Eireann and Dublin Bus want to sue unions over strike losses
The bus strike starts tomorrow.
# m fiddy
9 emotions every driver experiences while on the M50
The bane of your life.
# Work Stoppage
Bus drivers to stop working for two hours - but that may not be enough
A two hour work stoppage is planned for 1 May but one union says this may not be enough.
# Don't be an ass
Mayo 'Fast & Furious' imitators told "Donuts are for eating not car manoeuvres"
Gardaí are receiving complaints about loud noises emitted from revved up engines and screeching tyres.
# slow down
Almost 500 Irish drivers caught speeding in just 24 hours
Gardaí have checked more than 100,000 vehicles since yesterday morning.
# Beep beep
Stuck behind a tractor? Appreciate that they're providing your food, say road chiefs
You’ll be seeing a lot more on the roads in the coming weeks.
# Beep beep
This video perfectly captures what all Irish people do in the privacy of their own cars
So much singing, so much road rage.
# Dangerous Driving
One in 12 drivers are still using their mobile phone while driving
Despite Garda initiatives to crack down on it, the figures have risen since last year.
# penalty points quashed
Speed cameras to be reviewed as system 'clearly isn't working'
The Oireachtas Transport Committee isn’t impressed.
# cycling hacks
8 essential hacks for cyclists in Ireland
Spoiler: the ‘ass saver’ will change your life.
# clamp happy
Nine complaints a day made against Dublin clampers
Three clamping staff were also attacked during that time in the city.
# Attention
Phones, children and even car mats are distracting drivers - making crashes more likely
Road Safety Week is highlighting the increase of deaths on our roads this year.
# Black Box
More women than men take on feedback to become better drivers
Black box technology gave feedback back to drivers on their driving habits.
# Penalty Points
Drivers should be able to pay a double fine to avoid court appearance
Less than 1 in 4 of people summoned to court for penalty point offences received convictions.
# Your Say
Poll: Do shocking road safety ads make you change your driving behaviour?
The latest such ad shows one man’s final journey before a high-speed collision.
# Shake Up
Drivers caught speeding today will get more penalty points under new rules
There is a new category of driver on the roads from today – the novice driver.
16 reasons Irish roads are the best in the world
Great drivin’.
# Have your say
How should the driving test be changed?
The Road Safety Authority wants your input.
# Road Deaths
Two people killed in separate overnight road crashes
Both incidents took place in the early hours of this morning.
15-year-old in court as drivers warned about spate of carjackings
A teenager will appear in court today after a taxi driver had his car hijacked in the early hours of Sunday morning.
# cross walk
11 things pedestrians really want you to know
Take a walk on the wild side.