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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Drivers

All time
# blinkahs
Boston drivers given to-the-point road signs.... do we need some in Ireland?
Everyone’s a crap driver, except you.
# Drive On
Hauliers fear new roads levy will lead to job losses
The UK introduced a new travel tax today, but hauliers in Ireland want to be exempted from the charge.
# Be Safe
Road deaths falling in Europe - but up 19 per cent in Ireland
The European Commission expressed concern today about trends in deaths of vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Everybody’s talking about the former regulator speaking about Sean Quinn, the Irish economy shrinking and women in the Forty Foot Club…
# Protests
300 taxi drivers protest in Dublin city over ads, parking and too many taxis
They said that they are concerned about the affects that the taxi regulations are having on their livelihood.
# Ice Ice Baby
Drivers warned to take extra care on roads this weekend
Frost and ice are expected to be widespread as temperatures drop to as low as -3 degrees.
# car insurance
Young women fare worst as gender neutral pricing drives up car insurance
On average, women under 25 saw an increase of 20 per cent with some reporting rises of up to 50 per cent while younger men reap the benefits of the new pricing system.
# Gas
Why would anyone fill their car up like this Kerry driver?
A baffling sight spotted in Tralee.
# Dublin Bus
SIPTU Dublin Bus drivers vote against industrial action
SIPTU said the acceptance of cost reduction proposals by the majority of workers indicated that any strike action would not have the level of unity required.
# Drivers
SIPTU will sanction Dublin Bus strike if voted for by drivers
The workers are to be ballotted on strike action next Tuesday and Wednesday.
# Vroom vroom
Applying for a driving licence? New rules come into force today
A new plastic credit card-style licence will replace the pink paper licence.
# Saudi Arabia
Saudi women get behind the wheel to protest against driving ban
Women have been driving in Saudi Arabia to protest against females not being issued licences.
# Speeding
Operation Slowdown detects 364 drivers speeding over 24-hour period
From 7am on Friday until 7am this morning, gardaí checked the speed of 96,838 vehicles.
# Dispute
'Urgent discussions' between drivers and Irish Rail over DART disruption
Irish Rail has said that additional peak capacity will be restored on its services this evening.
# morning rush
DARTs running with fewer carriages than usual after driver dispute
DARTs are running with just 2 or 4 carriages this morning after drivers refused to carry out a necessary check before the trains left the depot.
# Dublin
Major changes due for St Stephen's Green traffic
There will be a new right turn at Merrion Row and onto St Stephen’s Green West.
The most annoying car park users in the world
Are you one of these people? ARE YOU?
# Dublin Bus
New Dublin Bus proposals include pay cuts for management
SIPTU has said it will ballot its members on the new recommendations early next week.
# L plates
You'll only understand these terrors if you've learned to drive
In which case, you’ll never forget it.
# Roads
Witnesses sought to two-vehicle collision that left three injured
One male passenger was left seriously injured following the incident.
# Vicious cycle
The 12 worst things about being a cyclist
# wheely irritating
The 11 most annoying drivers on Irish roads
How many of these will you meet on your commute?
# slow down
Operation Slow Down: 321 vehicles caught speeding in 24 hours
Gardaí are urging everyone this June Bank Holiday weekend to travel safely and reduce their speed.
# slow down
75 killed on Irish roads this year, don't be number 76 this weekend
“The speed limit is not a target that must be achieved,” the Garda Assistant Commissioner has warned.
# Road Safety
10 per cent of Irish drivers still don't buckle up
A new survey has revealed that drivers in Ireland are speeding, tailgating and forgetting to dim their lights like nobody’s business.
# Drivers
Uninsured drivers responsible for 7 per cent of vehicle damage
Over a quarter of Irish drivers have had their car damaged by an unidentified driver and almost 7 per cent have had their vehicle damaged by an uninsured driver, according to the AA.
# hard right
Is this the world's worst attempt at parallel parking?
At 30+ minutes, we think it might be.
# tax drivers
New app lets you verify your taxi driver
The Taxi Driver Check smartphone app is from the National Transport Authority and lets you check the licence details of the vehicle and driver – and see an ID photo.
# Insurance
Insurance companies to have full access to drivers' offences
The measures mean that insurance companies will be able to take serious offences into account when applying a loading on an insurance policy for penalty points.
# Your Say
Poll: Should insurers be able to access details of drivers' road offences?
New measures will allow insurers to access information on the reasons for drivers incurring penalty points, a move expected to push up premiums. What do you think?
# Roads
Appeal for witnesses after serious Cork crash
The accident happened on the Cork to Waterford road in the early hours of this morning.
# Driving
Survey shows men drive faster but women are less confident behind the wheel
A report from AA also showed that 50 percent of male drivers have run over a pet or animal while driving.
# Road Deaths
2012 sets new record for fewest road deaths in Ireland
The number of road deaths has now fallen for six years running, with a new national record of 161.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you ever travelled with an over-the-limit driver?
Research from the AA says 13 per cent of us – and a fifth of teens – have been driven by an over-the-limit driver.
# over the limit
13 per cent of people have travelled with over-the-limit driver
The AA’s latest survey showed that this is a more common occurrence among 17 – 24 year olds, with one in five of them saying they had travelled with a driver over the limit.
# Penalty Points
Shatter: Allegations on penalty points concern only 'small minority' of cases
The justice minister says fewer than 300 alleged driving offences are being questioned, out of a total of almost 1.5 million.
# Penalty Points
Garda Commissioner: Investigation into penalty points cancellations will be 'rigorous'
Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan said there was “no question” that a culture of non-enforcement of penalties was being tolerated by the Gardaí.
# Roads
Watch out: Drivers warned to take care on icy roads
Gardaí and AA Roadwatch are warning drivers to take care after freezing weather created dangerous conditions across the country.
# power out
Gardaí warn drivers as major outage cuts power to Slane
All traffic lights are out of order in Slane and Gardaí have told motorists to take extra care.