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#Drivers

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Poll: Do you agree with a harsher penalty points system for novice drivers?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with a harsher penalty points system for novice drivers?

Oct 19th 2012, 9:41 AM 9,568 Views 122 Comments

New measures could see novice drivers taken off the road after racking up just six penalty points. Do you agree?

1 in 3 drivers 'expect' aggression or intimidation on Irish roads
# Road Rage
# Road Rage

1 in 3 drivers 'expect' aggression or intimidation on Irish roads

Oct 15th 2012, 8:44 AM 5,166 Views 42 Comments

A survey on motorists says that 13 per cent of them have gotten out of their car to confront another driver.

Poll: Should gardaí have the power to check mobile phone records of drivers involved in crashes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should gardaí have the power to check mobile phone records of drivers involved in crashes?

Sep 21st 2012, 9:29 AM 9,879 Views 100 Comments

What do you think of new proposals put forward by the Road Safety Authority?

Revenue defends Target Express action as workers begin sit-ins
# Target Express
# Target Express

Revenue defends Target Express action as workers begin sit-ins

Aug 28th 2012, 6:27 PM 8,513 Views 115 Comments

The freight company ceased trading yesterday with the loss of 390 jobs. The owner blamed the tax authorities for the closure.

Gardaí to run operation to get drivers to slow down
# Roads
# Roads

Gardaí to run operation to get drivers to slow down

Jul 3rd 2012, 5:58 PM 7,581 Views 84 Comments

There have been four more fatalities on Irish roads than at this time last year, so Gardaí are trying to get drivers to reduce their speed.

How you could end up with a hefty bill if you crash on the M50
# SAFE DRIVING
# SAFE DRIVING

How you could end up with a hefty bill if you crash on the M50

Jun 10th 2012, 7:30 PM 16,320 Views 38 Comments

Roadway damage on the M50 caused by car accidents is recouped from your insurance company says M50 Concessions Ltd

Gardaí warn motorists to take care during inclement weather
# What The Fliuch?
# What The Fliuch?

Gardaí warn motorists to take care during inclement weather

Jun 7th 2012, 4:06 PM 3,263 Views 11 Comments

With heavy rain forecast, the gardaí are warning motorists to go slow and take care on the roads.

New car efficiency standards ‘would save drivers €800 a year’
# Motoring
# Motoring

New car efficiency standards ‘would save drivers €800 a year’

May 25th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,360 Views 22 Comments

Tougher laws to cut emissions would lead to dramatic savings in the cost of motoring, it’s been claimed.

Poll: Are 'R plates' for beginner drivers a good idea?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are 'R plates' for beginner drivers a good idea?

May 19th 2012, 11:01 AM 11,425 Views 98 Comments

Do you agree with proposals to introduce R plates in order to identify novice drivers?

634 learner drivers convicted last year for not displaying L plates
# Motorists
# Motorists

634 learner drivers convicted last year for not displaying L plates

May 19th 2012, 7:45 AM 7,010 Views 47 Comments

The Transport Minister says that there no plans to introduce penalty points for learner drivers who failed to display L plates at this time.

Minister to introduce clamping legislation based on report
# Clamping
# Clamping

Minister to introduce clamping legislation based on report

May 10th 2012, 11:50 AM 2,227 Views 19 Comments

The Committee report includes recommendations standardising penalties, signage, training and appeal processes – and prohibiting operators from using premium rate phone numbers.

The burning question*: Do you hover on outside lane on dual carriageway?
# Dilemma
From The Daily Edge
# Dilemma

The burning question*: Do you hover on outside lane on dual carriageway?

Apr 16th 2012, 1:18 PM 13,691 Views 136 Comments

This and every Monday, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

Siptu lodges complaint over Stobart ballot
# Industrial Relations
# Industrial Relations

Siptu lodges complaint over Stobart ballot

Feb 21st 2012, 10:56 AM 3,737 Views 36 Comments

The trade union has accused the drivers services group of coercing employees to participate in a “hastily arranged ballot”.

AA criticises 'all-time record' fuel prices
# Fuel Prices
# Fuel Prices

AA criticises 'all-time record' fuel prices

Feb 19th 2012, 3:18 PM 6,150 Views 32 Comments

The rising cost of petrol and diesel is not the fault of garages but down to a Government decision to “super-tax” fuel, says the AA.

New speed cameras collect €10million in fines
# Speed Cameras
# Speed Cameras

New speed cameras collect €10million in fines

Feb 8th 2012, 8:36 PM 8,841 Views 63 Comments

The cameras run by a private operator were introduced in November 2010.

Speed limits across the country set to be reviewed
# Speed Limits
# Speed Limits

Speed limits across the country set to be reviewed

Feb 8th 2012, 12:49 PM 5,200 Views 63 Comments

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has announced a major nationwide review to ensure that all speed restrictions are “both safe and sensible”.

Half of drivers with penalty points think they were caught unfairly
# Roads
# Roads

Half of drivers with penalty points think they were caught unfairly

Jan 29th 2012, 10:37 AM 8,104 Views 61 Comments

A survey of 4,000 motorists also found a small number of drivers have been ‘swapping’ penalty points.

Kildare drivers least likely to be 'good samaritans'
# Drivers
# Drivers

Kildare drivers least likely to be 'good samaritans'

Jan 22nd 2012, 10:42 AM 4,146 Views 31 Comments

Drivers in Donegal and Kerry are most likely to stop and help a stranded motorist – but Kildare and Meath drivers are least likely to intervene.

Price increases added €10 to fuel bills last month - AA
# Fuel
# Fuel

Price increases added €10 to fuel bills last month - AA

Jan 15th 2012, 12:28 PM 2,954 Views 27 Comments

The cost of petrol and diesel at the pumps increased again in the last month, adding a reported average of €10 onto the cost of running a modest family car.

Women (slightly) more likely to "neglect" their cars, says AA
# Cars
# Cars

Women (slightly) more likely to "neglect" their cars, says AA

Dec 29th 2011, 12:10 PM 2,114 Views 16 Comments

That is according a new AA Rescue survey which showed that more women neglect “simple yet important” tasks like checking tyre pressure than men – but both genders fare badly overall.

Motorists warned to take care on icy roads after several collisions
# Roads
# Roads

Motorists warned to take care on icy roads after several collisions

Dec 18th 2011, 10:52 AM 3,172 Views 10 Comments

It’s frosty out there again – and TheJournal.ie readers have reported icy conditions on roads around the country.

Drivers "putting lives at risk" by stopping on motorway
# Motorists
# Motorists

Drivers "putting lives at risk" by stopping on motorway

Nov 29th 2011, 9:04 AM 4,113 Views 11 Comments

AA Ireland and the Road Safety Authority is reminding all road-users not to stop or walk on a motorway unless it is an emergency, after a survey showed that 45 per cent of drivers use the hard shoulder to make or take calls.

Drug testing of motorists to be introduced in new year
# Drug Testing
# Drug Testing

Drug testing of motorists to be introduced in new year

Nov 28th 2011, 12:17 PM 3,292 Views 25 Comments

Drivers suspected of being under the influence of drugs will have to perform co-ordination tests – such as walking in a straight line or balancing on one leg – under plans announced by Minister Leo Varadkar.

Drop in motor insurance premiums in 2011
# Insurance
# Insurance

Drop in motor insurance premiums in 2011

Nov 7th 2011, 8:35 AM 725 Views 10 Comments

The AA said that the average price of a motor insurance policy has dropped from €567 to €549 since the beginning of this year, and that the new stringent drink-driving laws could have a further positive effect.

Here's what to do if your car is flooded...
# Floods
# Floods

Here's what to do if your car is flooded...

Oct 25th 2011, 11:42 AM 11,918 Views 9 Comments

Don’t attempt to restart it! Plus some other tips from the experts.

Lower drink-drive limits to be introduced this week
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Lower drink-drive limits to be introduced this week

Oct 24th 2011, 9:51 AM 1,657 Views 28 Comments

The blood alcohol limit for drink-driving will be reduced from 80mg to 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood from this Friday – certain drivers will be tested at an even lower limit of 20mg.

'Pay as you drive' system should replace motor tax, says TD
# Motor Tax
# Motor Tax

'Pay as you drive' system should replace motor tax, says TD

Oct 13th 2011, 8:28 PM 2,085 Views 82 Comments

Eamonn Maloney said an extra fuel surcharge would allow the government to axe the current vehicle tax altogether.

Camera installed in Dublin to catch drivers running red lights
# Red Light
# Red Light

Camera installed in Dublin to catch drivers running red lights

Sep 5th 2011, 3:03 PM 4,679 Views 29 Comments

Ireland’s first red light camera enforcement project is to begin shortly in Dublin.

Parking fines to be halved for those who pay promptly?
# Driving
# Driving

Parking fines to be halved for those who pay promptly?

Aug 8th 2011, 5:27 PM 566 Views 4 Comments

Compulsory driving lessons for secondary students and reminders for drivers about NCT renewal dates are also among the proposals from an Oireachtas committee.

Driver fatigue causes 1 in 5 road deaths
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Driver fatigue causes 1 in 5 road deaths

Jul 26th 2011, 11:37 AM 519 Views 10 Comments

A motorist fighting sleep at the wheel experiences the same level perception impairment as someone driving over the alcohol limit, the Road Safety Authority has warned.

Poll: Are women more likely to use their mobile phones while driving?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Are women more likely to use their mobile phones while driving?

Jun 10th 2011, 10:21 AM 2,679 Views 21 Comments

Today we’re asking if women are more likely to have their eyes on their phones while behind the wheel, after a senior Garda said that young females are more likely to be texting while driving.

€59 million paid out on behalf of uninsured drivers - report
# Drivers
# Drivers

€59 million paid out on behalf of uninsured drivers - report

Jun 2nd 2011, 4:13 PM 483 Views 0 Comments

Around €40 is added on to each driver’s insurance premium as a result of crashes which involved uninsured and hit-and-run drivers.

New scheme for learner drivers comes into effect today
# Learner Drivers
# Learner Drivers

New scheme for learner drivers comes into effect today

Apr 5th 2011, 11:28 AM 1,322 Views 0 Comments

The Essential Driving Training scheme is being rolled out from today – meaning learner drivers will be required to complete 12 hours of lessons with an approved driving instructor before sitting their test.

Eating and drinking while driving a ‘major distraction’, says AA
# Driver Distraction
# Driver Distraction

Eating and drinking while driving a ‘major distraction’, says AA

Mar 14th 2011, 1:02 PM 1,907 Views 0 Comments

Nearly 75 per cent of drivers admit to eating while on the move, while almost half swear at their SatNavs.

Women more likely to get stressed while driving: poll
# Driving
# Driving

Women more likely to get stressed while driving: poll

Feb 6th 2011, 1:13 PM 832 Views 0 Comments

New poll suggests women are more worried about driving, but director of AA Motor Insurance says that may not be a bad thing.

Ice persists across country's roads, motorists warned
# Brrr
# Brrr

Ice persists across country's roads, motorists warned

Jan 9th 2011, 11:07 AM 305 Views 0 Comments

Motorists have been urged to drive with extreme care as ice and black ice continue to cover roads across much of the country.

L-drivers may get ‘speed limiters’
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

L-drivers may get ‘speed limiters’

Aug 30th 2010, 9:44 AM 301 Views 0 Comments

A number of strict new penalties for reckless drivers are being introduced by the Road Safety Authority.

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