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'I couldn't give a rat's arse if you report me!': There have been complaints about the swearing of Dublin Bus drivers
# Aggressive
# Aggressive

'I couldn't give a rat's arse if you report me!': There have been complaints about the swearing of Dublin Bus drivers

Dec 27th 2015, 9:24 PM 65,568 Views 169 Comments

A lot of customers have been airing their grievances.

Owners of self-driving cars may need illegal distractions to stop them nodding off
# Snoozing
# Snoozing

Owners of self-driving cars may need illegal distractions to stop them nodding off

Dec 6th 2015, 11:15 AM 12,611 Views 18 Comments

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.

'Pure luck no one was killed': Drivers concerned about safety after wheel falls off Dublin bus
# Health And Safety
# Health And Safety

'Pure luck no one was killed': Drivers concerned about safety after wheel falls off Dublin bus

Nov 13th 2015, 6:01 AM 20,555 Views 57 Comments

Dublin Bus has said maintenance controllers regularly carry out checks on buses.

Poll: Should disqualified drivers be named and shamed?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should disqualified drivers be named and shamed?

Oct 24th 2015, 10:28 AM 17,238 Views 63 Comments

Or do they still deserve some privacy?

We're about to find out how many Volkswagens in Ireland have been hit by the emissions scandal
# Car Test
# Car Test

We're about to find out how many Volkswagens in Ireland have been hit by the emissions scandal

Oct 1st 2015, 1:10 PM 15,291 Views 44 Comments

The managing director of Volkswagen’s Irish branch is set to appear before the Oireachtas Transport Committee.

These counties have highest number of drivers dodging penalty points by making donations
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

These counties have highest number of drivers dodging penalty points by making donations

Sep 29th 2015, 6:40 PM 27,002 Views 30 Comments

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.

Poll: Should all motorists be made pay €50 for an 'emergency pack'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should all motorists be made pay €50 for an 'emergency pack'?

Sep 21st 2015, 7:57 PM 26,482 Views 150 Comments

The Garda Commissioner wants to make it an offence not to have a working torch, breakdown triangle, hi-vis vest and fire extinguisher.

A lot of Irish people shave and apply make-up while driving
# Seems Dangerous
# Seems Dangerous

A lot of Irish people shave and apply make-up while driving

Aug 16th 2015, 12:18 PM 12,679 Views 59 Comments

More than 80% of motorists also said they see other drivers using mobile devices while driving on a regular basis.

Motorcyclist dies after colliding with a Jeep in Blessington
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

Motorcyclist dies after colliding with a Jeep in Blessington

Aug 13th 2015, 9:09 AM 17,268 Views 13 Comments

Another motorcyclist was injured in the incident.

Retailers fear Dublin traffic restrictions will force shoppers to out-of-town centres
# HEY BIG SPENDERS
# HEY BIG SPENDERS

Retailers fear Dublin traffic restrictions will force shoppers to out-of-town centres

Aug 10th 2015, 8:55 AM 13,492 Views 37 Comments

The Irish Parking Association said the restrictions could result in a 24% fall off in shopping and entertainment revenue.

Gardaí are arresting three disqualified drivers a day with new powers they got in June
# Off The Road
# Off The Road

Gardaí are arresting three disqualified drivers a day with new powers they got in June

Aug 6th 2015, 1:36 PM 20,763 Views 36 Comments

Today gardaí said many of these drivers are also active criminals with multiple previous convictions.

Man killed in three car crash in Louth
# Castlebellingham
# Castlebellingham

Man killed in three car crash in Louth

Aug 3rd 2015, 8:43 AM 18,498 Views 3 Comments

A woman in her 40s in one of the other cars was also seriously injured.

'Stop, sip, sleep': New ad targets drivers who nod off at the wheel
# Wakey Wakey
# Wakey Wakey

'Stop, sip, sleep': New ad targets drivers who nod off at the wheel

Jul 28th 2015, 3:31 PM 7,655 Views 20 Comments

Driver fatigue is a contributory factor in as many as one in five drive deaths in Ireland each year.

More than 25,000 Renaults have been recalled because of a braking issue
# Recall
# Recall

More than 25,000 Renaults have been recalled because of a braking issue

Jun 27th 2015, 1:08 PM 21,930 Views 32 Comments

A spokesperson for the company has said that it is not a “stop driving your car immediately” issue.

'Closure of taxi rank at Beaumont Hospital will impact on elderly patients'
# Dublin
# Dublin

'Closure of taxi rank at Beaumont Hospital will impact on elderly patients'

Jun 23rd 2015, 9:35 PM 16,939 Views 24 Comments

Dublin City Council ordered the closure of the rank at the end of the month.

Penalty point dodgers who fail to produce a driving licence in court could face prosecution
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Penalty point dodgers who fail to produce a driving licence in court could face prosecution

Jun 22nd 2015, 2:15 PM 16,039 Views 19 Comments

A report recently highlighted the problem of non-endorsement of driving licences with penalty points.

Where in Ireland gets the most penalty points?
# Speed Cameras
# Speed Cameras

Where in Ireland gets the most penalty points?

Jun 13th 2015, 6:00 PM 46,089 Views 53 Comments

We’ll give you three guesses…

Bus Eireann and Dublin Bus want to sue unions over strike losses
# Striiiiikkeeee
# Striiiiikkeeee

Bus Eireann and Dublin Bus want to sue unions over strike losses

Apr 30th 2015, 9:25 PM 43,006 Views 117 Comments

The bus strike starts tomorrow.

9 emotions every driver experiences while on the M50
# M Fiddy
From The Daily Edge
# M Fiddy

9 emotions every driver experiences while on the M50

Apr 24th 2015, 1:18 PM 7,555 Views 3 Comments

The bane of your life.

Bus drivers to stop working for two hours - but that may not be enough
# Work Stoppage
# Work Stoppage

Bus drivers to stop working for two hours - but that may not be enough

Apr 14th 2015, 6:00 PM 13,147 Views 61 Comments

A two hour work stoppage is planned for 1 May but one union says this may not be enough.

Mayo 'Fast & Furious' imitators told "Donuts are for eating not car manoeuvres"
# Don't Be An Ass
# Don't Be An Ass

Mayo 'Fast & Furious' imitators told "Donuts are for eating not car manoeuvres"

Apr 13th 2015, 5:35 PM 16,901 Views 34 Comments

Gardaí are receiving complaints about loud noises emitted from revved up engines and screeching tyres.

Almost 500 Irish drivers caught speeding in just 24 hours
# Slow Down
# Slow Down

Almost 500 Irish drivers caught speeding in just 24 hours

Mar 28th 2015, 11:45 AM 27,645 Views 79 Comments

Gardaí have checked more than 100,000 vehicles since yesterday morning.

Stuck behind a tractor? Appreciate that they're providing your food, say road chiefs
# Beep Beep
# Beep Beep

Stuck behind a tractor? Appreciate that they're providing your food, say road chiefs

Mar 18th 2015, 12:00 PM 8,644 Views 59 Comments

You’ll be seeing a lot more on the roads in the coming weeks.

This video perfectly captures what all Irish people do in the privacy of their own cars
# Beep Beep
From The Daily Edge
# Beep Beep

This video perfectly captures what all Irish people do in the privacy of their own cars

Jan 16th 2015, 6:45 PM 7,051 Views 0 Comments

So much singing, so much road rage.

One in 12 drivers are still using their mobile phone while driving
# Dangerous Driving
# Dangerous Driving

One in 12 drivers are still using their mobile phone while driving

Dec 31st 2014, 1:32 PM 8,439 Views 55 Comments

Despite Garda initiatives to crack down on it, the figures have risen since last year.

Speed cameras to be reviewed as system 'clearly isn't working'
# Penalty Points Quashed
# Penalty Points Quashed

Speed cameras to be reviewed as system 'clearly isn't working'

Dec 10th 2014, 5:39 PM 20,189 Views 35 Comments

The Oireachtas Transport Committee isn’t impressed.

8 essential hacks for cyclists in Ireland
# Cycling Hacks
From The Daily Edge
# Cycling Hacks

8 essential hacks for cyclists in Ireland

Oct 27th 2014, 1:00 PM 35,834 Views 34 Comments

Spoiler: the ‘ass saver’ will change your life.

Nine complaints a day made against Dublin clampers
# Clamp Happy
# Clamp Happy

Nine complaints a day made against Dublin clampers

Oct 20th 2014, 7:00 AM 8,952 Views 18 Comments

Three clamping staff were also attacked during that time in the city.

Phones, children and even car mats are distracting drivers - making crashes more likely
# Attention
# Attention

Phones, children and even car mats are distracting drivers - making crashes more likely

Oct 7th 2014, 11:05 AM 5,642 Views 13 Comments

Road Safety Week is highlighting the increase of deaths on our roads this year.

More women than men take on feedback to become better drivers
# Black Box
# Black Box

More women than men take on feedback to become better drivers

Oct 7th 2014, 8:30 AM 4,875 Views 42 Comments

Black box technology gave feedback back to drivers on their driving habits.

Drivers should be able to pay a double fine to avoid court appearance
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Drivers should be able to pay a double fine to avoid court appearance

Oct 2nd 2014, 10:03 AM 6,867 Views 20 Comments

Less than 1 in 4 of people summoned to court for penalty point offences received convictions.

Poll: Do shocking road safety ads make you change your driving behaviour?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do shocking road safety ads make you change your driving behaviour?

Sep 6th 2014, 9:55 AM 13,633 Views 72 Comments

The latest such ad shows one man’s final journey before a high-speed collision.

Drivers caught speeding today will get more penalty points under new rules
# Shake Up
# Shake Up

Drivers caught speeding today will get more penalty points under new rules

Aug 1st 2014, 6:45 AM 24,990 Views 70 Comments

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 From The Daily Edge

16 reasons Irish roads are the best in the world

Jul 20th 2014, 6:00 PM 54,249 Views 17 Comments

Great drivin’.

How should the driving test be changed?
# Have Your Say
# Have Your Say

How should the driving test be changed?

Jun 6th 2014, 2:34 PM 15,981 Views 148 Comments

The Road Safety Authority wants your input.

Two people killed in separate overnight road crashes
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

Two people killed in separate overnight road crashes

May 29th 2014, 7:41 AM 18,887 Views 14 Comments

Both incidents took place in the early hours of this morning.

15-year-old in court as drivers warned about spate of carjackings
# BE CARFEUL
# BE CARFEUL

15-year-old in court as drivers warned about spate of carjackings

May 19th 2014, 9:50 AM 11,166 Views 0 Comments

A teenager will appear in court today after a taxi driver had his car hijacked in the early hours of Sunday morning.

11 things pedestrians really want you to know
# Cross Walk
From The Daily Edge
# Cross Walk

11 things pedestrians really want you to know

May 15th 2014, 12:56 PM 23,378 Views 54 Comments

Take a walk on the wild side.