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# Learner Driver

Last year
Unaccompanied driver on learner permit for past 30 years detected travelling at 147 kph
The incident happened over the weekend on the N7.
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Learner driver has car seized after speeding with expired permit and no L plate
The Garda Roads Policing Unit stopped the car for a speeding offence in Roscommon town.
Shane Ross says new law was needed as gardaí seize 377 cars driven by unaccompanied learner drivers
Criticism has been levelled at the transport minister over the long wait times for the driving test.
'We're working on it': Taoiseach admits there are unacceptable delays in driving test wait times
Some people are waiting over 20 weeks to get a date for the driving test.
From midnight, it's illegal for car owners to let unaccompanied learners drive their vehicle
“Unaccompanied learner driving is illegal and it is dangerous,” Minister Shane Ross said today.
Cabinet approves changes to make it illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car
Gardaí will also be allowed seize a vehicle if a learner driver is discovered to be driving without a qualified driver present.
Learner caught driving high on cocaine, cannabis and benzodiazepines
The driver was arrested.
Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years
Meanwhile, the Road Safety Authority is looking into establishing a public database of disqualified drivers.
F1 youngster to sit driving test after finishing fourth at Hungarian GP
Max Verstappen will use the break to get his road driving licence.
Even Irish army tanks need L plates, you know
Is there a licensed driver with him? We need to know this.
Planning to take the driver theory or driving test? You need to read this.
Unofficial test websites have ripped off over 5,000 people in last 12 months. Here’s how to avoid them.
You'll only understand these terrors if you've learned to drive
In which case, you’ll never forget it.
Poll: Do you agree with a harsher penalty points system for novice drivers?
New measures could see novice drivers taken off the road after racking up just six penalty points. Do you agree?
43 per cent of learner permit holders drive unaccompanied
A Garda investigation found that 43 per cent of learner drivers were not accompanied by a fully-licensed driver, and 30 per cent were not displaying L plates on their vehicles.
Warning over unofficial driving test websites
The Road Safety Authority has warned learner drivers not to use unofficial websites – which often charge a fee and take personal information – when booking their theory or driving tests.
Drunk man gets 8-year-old son to drive truck
Meanwhile, his four-year-old daughter slept on the back seat.