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#Motoring

# motoring - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

TD Clare Daly stopped by Gardaí over alleged drink driving
# Clare Daly
# Clare Daly

TD Clare Daly stopped by Gardaí over alleged drink driving

Jan 29th 2013, 7:25 PM 19,995 Views 238 Comments

The ULA deputy was arrested in Dublin last night, and said she had “been given a hot whiskey for a cold.”

# motoring - Friday 25 January, 2013

VIDEO: Motoring industry explains reasons for new number plates
# Number Plates
# Number Plates

VIDEO: Motoring industry explains reasons for new number plates

Jan 25th 2013, 5:36 PM 15,318 Views 87 Comments

SIMI’s video argues that changing the plates will have a broader positive effect than merely helping car sales.

# motoring - Monday 7 January, 2013

Pharmacists claim new driving licence system will have 'devastating' effect
# Driving Licence
# Driving Licence

Pharmacists claim new driving licence system will have 'devastating' effect

Jan 7th 2013, 9:01 AM 38,099 Views 158 Comments

Pharmacists say the new credit card-style driving licence system will remove the need to get photos taken at a shop.

# motoring - Sunday 6 January, 2013

VIDEO: Check out this Dutch motorway that glows in the dark

VIDEO: Check out this Dutch motorway that glows in the dark

Jan 6th 2013, 9:45 AM 18,544 Views 31 Comments

Two motorways, being completed in Brabant this summer, also include special lanes to recharge electric cars on the go.

# motoring - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Major tailbacks on M1 southbound after multi-vehicle crash
# Traffic
# Traffic

Major tailbacks on M1 southbound after multi-vehicle crash

Jan 3rd 2013, 1:42 PM 13,330 Views 28 Comments

A pile-up at around 12:40pm caused the entire motorway to be closed off to passing southbound traffic.

Motoring industry reports 11.5pc drop in new cars sold in 2012
# Motoring
# Motoring

Motoring industry reports 11.5pc drop in new cars sold in 2012

Jan 3rd 2013, 8:12 AM 4,968 Views 41 Comments

The Society of the Irish Motoring Industry says 79,498 cars were sold in 2012 – down from almost 90,000 the year before.

# motoring - Monday 31 December, 2012

First look: Here's what the new 2013 numberplates will look like
# Motoring
# Motoring

First look: Here's what the new 2013 numberplates will look like

Dec 31st 2012, 6:45 AM 23,330 Views 97 Comments

From tomorrow, new cars will carry the year of their registration plus an extra digit, depending on the time of year.

# motoring - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Budget 2013: Motor tax costs rise by up to 25 per cent
# Motor Tax
# Motor Tax

Budget 2013: Motor tax costs rise by up to 25 per cent

Dec 5th 2012, 5:37 PM 44,076 Views 52 Comments

Triskaidekaphobia wins: from next year there’ll be two batches of registration plates. Say hello to ’131′ and ’132′.

# motoring - Sunday 2 December, 2012

What motorists should expect in Budget 2013
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

What motorists should expect in Budget 2013

Dec 2nd 2012, 8:00 AM 19,041 Views 85 Comments

VRT increases, road tax increases, and a new registration plate system.

# motoring - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Toyota recall part 2: Car maker recalls over 35,000 cars in Ireland
# Toyota
# Toyota

Toyota recall part 2: Car maker recalls over 35,000 cars in Ireland

Nov 14th 2012, 10:27 AM 8,576 Views 33 Comments

A voluntary recall has been issued after problems were identified in the car maker’s Avensis and Prius models. It is part of a global recall of millions of vehicles.

# motoring - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Gardaí driving squad cars without specialist course - four years after report
# Garda Inspectorate
# Garda Inspectorate

Gardaí driving squad cars without specialist course - four years after report

Nov 6th 2012, 1:22 PM 9,152 Views 26 Comments

A report of the Garda inspectorate says a practice warned about four years ago is still continuing.

# motoring - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Ford's British van factory set to close: reports
# Motors
# Motors

Ford's British van factory set to close: reports

Oct 25th 2012, 11:46 AM 3,453 Views 5 Comments

Around 500 jobs potentially at stake should the Southampton factory close.

# motoring - Monday 15 October, 2012

Poll: Should men and women's car insurance premiums be the same?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should men and women's car insurance premiums be the same?

Oct 15th 2012, 8:38 AM 10,838 Views 121 Comments

A new EC directive on gender discrimination reckons that men and women should pay the same for their motor insurance. Do you agree?

# motoring - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Toyota recall: Car maker recalls thousands of vehicles in Ireland
# Toyota
# Toyota

Toyota recall: Car maker recalls thousands of vehicles in Ireland

Oct 10th 2012, 2:07 PM 9,629 Views 14 Comments

It is part of a worldwide recall of 7.43 million cars around the world.

# motoring - Friday 5 October, 2012

Cross-border recognition of drivers' penalty points by 2015
# Motoring
# Motoring

Cross-border recognition of drivers' penalty points by 2015

Oct 5th 2012, 3:55 PM 13,201 Views 24 Comments

Transport ministers from both sides of the border have agreed a “detailed timetable” for laws recognising penalty points.

# motoring - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

September car sales down 10pc on last year
# Car Sales
# Car Sales

September car sales down 10pc on last year

Oct 2nd 2012, 10:24 AM 3,161 Views 20 Comments

Figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry portray a struggling industry, with sales down in seven of nine months.

# motoring - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Female motorcyclist dies after collision with car in Cork
# Roads
# Roads

Female motorcyclist dies after collision with car in Cork

Sep 25th 2012, 7:43 AM 7,982 Views 6 Comments

The woman in her 20s was involved in a collision with a car on Sarsfield Road at about 11pm last night.

# motoring - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Road safety chief wants automatic checks of crash drivers' phone records
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Road safety chief wants automatic checks of crash drivers' phone records

Sep 20th 2012, 10:15 AM 6,295 Views 98 Comments

Noel Brett of the Road Safety Authority says it should be routine practice for drivers in crashes to have their records checked.

# motoring - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Insurers' index shows Waterford drivers get cheapest premiums
# Up The Deise
# Up The Deise

Insurers' index shows Waterford drivers get cheapest premiums

Sep 4th 2012, 2:57 PM 4,684 Views 17 Comments

Data produced by AonInsure.ie shows that 11 out of 12 hypothetical drivers would get cheaper insurance in Waterford than anywhere else.

# motoring - Saturday 25 August, 2012

Healy-Rae vindicated as 2013 licence plates to avoid 'unlucky 13'
# Number 13
# Number 13

Healy-Rae vindicated as 2013 licence plates to avoid 'unlucky 13'

Aug 25th 2012, 8:05 AM 16,494 Views 124 Comments

Government is looking to introduce a new licence-plate system to boost car sales next year – when Healy-Rae first mooted the idea in February, he said he was “ridiculed”.

Vehicle registration tax hikes 'understandable but disappointing' - AA
# Motoring
# Motoring

Vehicle registration tax hikes 'understandable but disappointing' - AA

Aug 25th 2012, 7:34 AM 7,741 Views 20 Comments

It’s reported today that changes to the vehicle registration system will likely send the price of new cars even higher.

# motoring - Friday 6 July, 2012

New car sales continue to fall significantly
# Motoring
# Motoring

New car sales continue to fall significantly

Jul 6th 2012, 3:08 PM 6,792 Views 36 Comments

However, official figures are greatly exaggerated because of last year’s scrappage scheme.

# motoring - Thursday 28 June, 2012

7 tips for staying safe on the roads during this morning's floods
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

7 tips for staying safe on the roads during this morning's floods

Jun 28th 2012, 8:38 AM 7,452 Views 7 Comments

The worst of the rain seems to have passed – but the roads still present many hazards for motorists this morning.

# motoring - Monday 11 June, 2012

Changes to points system will see increased penalties for speeding, using phones
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Changes to points system will see increased penalties for speeding, using phones

Jun 11th 2012, 1:25 PM 5,815 Views 75 Comments

The planned changes could also cut the penalties for driving without a valid NCT – from five points down to three.

# motoring - Monday 4 June, 2012

How well is Ireland set up for electric cars?
# Vroom Vroom
# Vroom Vroom

How well is Ireland set up for electric cars?

Jun 4th 2012, 8:45 AM 15,339 Views 62 Comments

Prices, charging points and government grants: TheJournal.ie looks into electric vehicle ownership in Ireland today.

# motoring - Friday 1 June, 2012

Drivers asked to take extra care this Bank Holiday weekend
# Motoring
# Motoring

Drivers asked to take extra care this Bank Holiday weekend

Jun 1st 2012, 8:02 AM 1,612 Views 13 Comments

During the first weekend of June last year, one person was killed and 12 people seriously injured on Irish roads.

# motoring - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Two spectators killed in accident at Cavan Stages rally
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Two spectators killed in accident at Cavan Stages rally

May 27th 2012, 1:21 PM 10,288 Views 31 Comments

The spectators were struck by an out-of-control car participating in the rally, around a mile outside Bailieborough.

# motoring - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Foreign aid, college fees and pregnancies: the week in statistics
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Foreign aid, college fees and pregnancies: the week in statistics

May 26th 2012, 7:30 PM 4,175 Views 2 Comments

How much will the US’s aid cuts to Pakistan really matter? And just how many priests have been connected with abuse allegations?

# motoring - 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 3,358 Views 22 Comments

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

# motoring - Monday 21 May, 2012

Poll: Should 'alco-locks' be mandatory on all vehicles?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should 'alco-locks' be mandatory on all vehicles?

May 21st 2012, 10:31 AM 5,509 Views 89 Comments

An event in Dublin this week is set to call for the universal use of in-car breathalysers, disabling a car if the driver fails it.

# motoring - 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 11,330 Views 98 Comments

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

# motoring - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Driving with dimmed headlights may be mandatory by 2015
# Motoring
# Motoring

Driving with dimmed headlights may be mandatory by 2015

May 13th 2012, 4:07 PM 7,027 Views 51 Comments

Leo Varadkar says the Road Safety Authority will consider mandatory rules when the country’s car fleet becomes more modern.

# motoring - Saturday 12 May, 2012

A quarter of motorists groom themselves while driving
# Primp My Ride
# Primp My Ride

A quarter of motorists groom themselves while driving

May 12th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,827 Views 7 Comments

International survey shows that up to 20 per cent admit to having changed their clothes while behind the wheel.

# motoring - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Reilly will not oppose bill to ban smoking in cars when children are present
# Smoking Ban
# Smoking Ban

Reilly will not oppose bill to ban smoking in cars when children are present

May 10th 2012, 7:59 AM 2,222 Views 48 Comments

The bill proposed by a number of senators now moves forward to Committee stage next month.

# motoring - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Motor industry calls for 'second numberplate' as sales plummet
# Motoring
# Motoring

Motor industry calls for 'second numberplate' as sales plummet

May 1st 2012, 2:25 PM 11,492 Views 65 Comments

An industry body says new car sales in April were down by almost a quarter compared to the same time last year.

# motoring - Sunday 29 April, 2012

Column: Why I'm bringing the DeLorean back - as an electric car
# Back To The Future
# Back To The Future

Column: Why I'm bringing the DeLorean back - as an electric car

Apr 29th 2012, 8:15 AM 105 Views 53 Comments

Electricity is more readily available and cheaper than petrol, but people need to be converted to electric cars and realise that you can still get high performance from those vehicles, writes Stephen Wynne.

# motoring - 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 13,678 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)

# motoring - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Drivers 'paying €30 each' to cover those without insurance
# Motoring
# Motoring

Drivers 'paying €30 each' to cover those without insurance

Apr 10th 2012, 9:07 PM 7,704 Views 34 Comments

The Irish Brokers Association wants drivers who travel without insurance to have their cars seized by the State.