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#Drivers

# drivers - Friday 19 October, 2012

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 9,555 Views 122 Comments

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

# drivers - Monday 15 October, 2012

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 5,144 Views 42 Comments

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

# drivers - Friday 21 September, 2012

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 9,877 Views 100 Comments

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

# drivers - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

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 8,491 Views 115 Comments

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

# drivers - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

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 7,571 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.

# drivers - Sunday 10 June, 2012

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 16,298 Views 38 Comments

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

# drivers - Thursday 7 June, 2012

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 3,254 Views 11 Comments

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

# drivers - Friday 25 May, 2012

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 3,350 Views 22 Comments

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

# drivers - Saturday 19 May, 2012

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 11,106 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 7,004 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.

# drivers - Thursday 10 May, 2012

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

Minister to introduce clamping legislation based on report

May 10th 2012, 11:50 AM 2,220 Views 19 Comments

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

# drivers - Monday 16 April, 2012

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 13,619 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)

# drivers - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

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

Siptu lodges complaint over Stobart ballot

Feb 21st 2012, 10:56 AM 3,728 Views 36 Comments

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

# drivers - Sunday 19 February, 2012

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

AA criticises 'all-time record' fuel prices

Feb 19th 2012, 3:18 PM 6,139 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.

# drivers - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

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

New speed cameras collect €10million in fines

Feb 8th 2012, 8:36 PM 8,818 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 5,186 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”.

# drivers - Sunday 29 January, 2012

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 8,091 Views 61 Comments

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

# drivers - Sunday 22 January, 2012

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

Kildare drivers least likely to be 'good samaritans'

Jan 22nd 2012, 10:42 AM 4,111 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.

# drivers - Sunday 15 January, 2012

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 2,940 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.

# drivers - Thursday 29 December, 2011

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 2,097 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.

# drivers - Sunday 18 December, 2011

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 3,170 Views 10 Comments

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

# drivers - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

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 4,095 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.

# drivers - Monday 28 November, 2011

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 3,277 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.

# drivers - Monday 7 November, 2011

Drop in motor insurance premiums in 2011
# Insurance
# Insurance

Drop in motor insurance premiums in 2011

Nov 7th 2011, 8:35 AM 714 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.

# drivers - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

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 11,894 Views 9 Comments

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

# drivers - Monday 24 October, 2011

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 1,646 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.

# drivers - Thursday 13 October, 2011

'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 2,077 Views 82 Comments

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

# drivers - Monday 5 September, 2011

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 4,663 Views 29 Comments

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

# drivers - Monday 8 August, 2011

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 560 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.

# drivers - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

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 510 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.

# drivers - Friday 10 June, 2011

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 2,671 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.

# drivers - Thursday 2 June, 2011

€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 472 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.

# drivers - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

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 1,316 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.

# drivers - Monday 14 March, 2011

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 1,899 Views 0 Comments

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

# drivers - Sunday 6 February, 2011

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 823 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.

# drivers - Sunday 9 January, 2011

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

Ice persists across country's roads, motorists warned

Jan 9th 2011, 11:07 AM 298 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.

# drivers - Monday 30 August, 2010

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

L-drivers may get ‘speed limiters’

Aug 30th 2010, 9:44 AM 294 Views 0 Comments

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

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