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#Learner Drivers

# learner-drivers - Friday 25 June, 2021

Learner permit expiry dates extended by another 10 months
# Live And Learn
# Live And Learn

Learner permit expiry dates extended by another 10 months

Jun 25th 2021, 7:37 AM 12,724 Views 16 Comments

Depending on their expiry date, some permits had already been extended by four or eight months.

# learner-drivers - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Essential workers should be allowed to finish driving lessons, Oireachtas committee tells minister
# Driving It Home
# Driving It Home

Essential workers should be allowed to finish driving lessons, Oireachtas committee tells minister

Apr 1st 2021, 1:26 PM 14,880 Views 13 Comments

The committee says that stopping essential workers from continuing driving lessons is a “significant oversight”.

# learner-drivers - Friday 25 December, 2020

Driving unaccompanied: Learner drivers fined total of over €100,000 for not paying fixed charge notices
# Clancy Amendment
# Clancy Amendment

Driving unaccompanied: Learner drivers fined total of over €100,000 for not paying fixed charge notices

Dec 25th 2020, 6:45 AM 25,360 Views 44 Comments

Since the beginning of 2019, over 11,600 fixed charge notices have been issued to learner drivers.

# learner-drivers - Friday 1 March, 2019

Over 28,600 people waiting on driving test date - but RSA says backlog is improving
# Tick Tock
# Tick Tock

Over 28,600 people waiting on driving test date - but RSA says backlog is improving

Mar 1st 2019, 11:04 AM 13,611 Views 43 Comments

The longest wait times in the country are in Churchtown, Mallow, Skibereen, Sligo, Tralee and Wicklow.

# learner-drivers - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

'We're working on it': Taoiseach admits there are unacceptable delays in driving test wait times
# Learner Driver
# Learner Driver

'We're working on it': Taoiseach admits there are unacceptable delays in driving test wait times

Jan 30th 2019, 2:51 PM 21,367 Views 110 Comments

Some people are waiting over 20 weeks to get a date for the driving test.

# learner-drivers - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Advice column: How to lower your car insurance premium
# Read Me
# Read Me

Advice column: How to lower your car insurance premium

Jul 7th 2018, 7:30 PM 40,491 Views 66 Comments

Price discrepancies across the Irish car insurance market are as wide as ever, writes Jonathan Hehir.

# learner-drivers - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Driving test waiting times drop - but some learners still waiting months
# Driving Test
# Driving Test

Driving test waiting times drop - but some learners still waiting months

Jul 1st 2018, 10:00 PM 18,662 Views 28 Comments

The average wait is nearly 12 weeks but some learners have waited much longer to hear about their test date.

# learner-drivers - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Unaccompanied learner drivers were involved in 35 fatal car crashes in past four years
# Clampdown
# Clampdown

Unaccompanied learner drivers were involved in 35 fatal car crashes in past four years

Mar 8th 2018, 8:37 PM 23,803 Views 96 Comments

While 9% of drivers on the road are learners, only 5.8% of fatal crashes involved learner drivers.

# learner-drivers - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers to use their vehicle to face prosecution
# Clancy Amendment
# Clancy Amendment

Car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers to use their vehicle to face prosecution

Feb 13th 2018, 6:52 PM 51,501 Views 114 Comments

Allowing someone who does not have a licence drive your car will also be an offence.

# learner-drivers - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Micheal Healy Rae: 'The government should leave our young drivers alone'
# Column
# Column

Micheal Healy Rae: 'The government should leave our young drivers alone'

Nov 14th 2017, 7:00 AM 58,499 Views 115 Comments

I think it would be more in the government’s line to catch criminals who are breaking into elderly people’s homes and jail them, writes Michael Healy Rae.

# learner-drivers - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

'Learner drivers who drive unaccompanied are breaking the law. They mustn't do it and we must enforce it'
# Face Prosecution
# Face Prosecution

'Learner drivers who drive unaccompanied are breaking the law. They mustn't do it and we must enforce it'

Nov 8th 2017, 3:17 PM 34,917 Views 113 Comments

The government is cracking down on car owners who allow unaccompanied learner drivers use their vehicles.

# learner-drivers - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

'No exceptions': Drink drivers to get automatic ban instead of penalty points
# Off The Road
# Off The Road

'No exceptions': Drink drivers to get automatic ban instead of penalty points

Feb 8th 2017, 11:01 AM 34,725 Views 105 Comments

Ross said law to publish names of those caught drink driving should be ready by April.

# learner-drivers - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Learner driver who hit and killed teenager while speeding to be sentenced next week
# Courts
# Courts

Learner driver who hit and killed teenager while speeding to be sentenced next week

Oct 13th 2016, 7:48 PM 14,548 Views 0 Comments

Gareth Jones swerved to avoid three of the boy’s friends as they crossed the road but hit Paul McCormack (16).

# learner-drivers - Monday 4 July, 2016

Learning to drive - the essentials to get you in gear
# Learning To Drive
# Learning To Drive

Learning to drive - the essentials to get you in gear

Jul 4th 2016, 3:07 PM 4,240 Views 0 Comments

Learning to drive can be stressful and expensive but we are here to make it that little bit easier.

# learner-drivers - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Over half of fines for failing to display L-plates not paid
# Breaking The Rules
# Breaking The Rules

Over half of fines for failing to display L-plates not paid

Mar 23rd 2016, 7:41 PM 21,138 Views 59 Comments

More than 2,500 fines issued to learner drivers caught without a qualified driver were also unpaid.

# learner-drivers - Sunday 17 May, 2015

17 essential facts of life for learner drivers
# Biting Point
From The Daily Edge
# Biting Point

17 essential facts of life for learner drivers

May 17th 2015, 11:00 AM 10,099 Views 7 Comments

Please don’t go red. Please don’t go red.

# learner-drivers - Monday 15 December, 2014

Learner drivers jailed for driving alone this year
# Shotgun
# Shotgun

Learner drivers jailed for driving alone this year

Dec 15th 2014, 6:45 AM 34,371 Views 74 Comments

Over 630 people have been fined so far in 2014.

# learner-drivers - Friday 1 August, 2014

11 driving sins that should automatically earn you a novice plate
# N Plates
From The Daily Edge
# N Plates

11 driving sins that should automatically earn you a novice plate

Aug 1st 2014, 1:00 PM 45,409 Views 165 Comments

An N plate for you, an N plate for you, and an especially big N plate for YOU!

# learner-drivers - Thursday 27 June, 2013

# learner-drivers - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

RSA want gardaí to breathalyse L-plate passengers
# Learner Drivers
# Learner Drivers

RSA want gardaí to breathalyse L-plate passengers

Apr 23rd 2013, 9:25 PM 21,361 Views 112 Comments

The RSA has said that the role of supervising a learner driver cannot be performed “if the accompanying driver is intoxicated.”

# learner-drivers - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

New Road Traffic Bill includes specific ban on texting while driving
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

New Road Traffic Bill includes specific ban on texting while driving

Dec 11th 2012, 5:56 PM 12,714 Views 85 Comments

The bill also introduces a Novice Driver category for people in their first two years after qualification.

# learner-drivers - Saturday 19 May, 2012

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 6,985 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.

# learner-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 1,313 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.

# learner-drivers - Wednesday 1 September, 2010

New rules for learner drivers
# Driving
# Driving

New rules for learner drivers

Sep 1st 2010, 11:10 PM 388 Views 0 Comments

But critics say measures don’t go far enough.

# learner-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 289 Views 0 Comments

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