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Friday 27 January 2023 Dublin: 3°C

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# learners
Unaccompanied learners: Over 1,600 cars impounded since December last year
The RSA and Gardaí are calling on long-term learner permit holders to take their driving test.
# Clampdown
Unaccompanied learner drivers were involved in 35 fatal car crashes in past four years
While 9% of drivers on the road are learners, only 5.8% of fatal crashes involved learner drivers.
# learners
New booking system for driving tests won't be in place until end of year
In some counties the average waiting time for the test is more than 20 weeks.
# Your Say
Poll: Should it be illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car?
A grieving husband and father said this would make drivers and car owners equally accountable.
# learners
Driving instructors will soon be allowed sit in on your test
The initial pilot will take place in Waterford and Thurles over a 6 week period.
# telematics
Will a 'black box' fitted into cars help improve road safety?
A new study, which is being run by Trinity College Dublin and CRASH Services, will fit a ‘black box’ into cars to see if such technology can help improve driver behaviour.