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#Motorists

# motorists - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Alternative option to toll increases will have to be found before the new year, says Tánaiste
# Toll Charges
# Toll Charges

Alternative option to toll increases will have to be found before the new year, says Tánaiste

Nov 23rd 2022, 1:49 PM 9,959 Views 12 Comments

Discussions are ongoing on how to alleviate the rising cost for commuters.

# motorists - This year 2022

Govt won't be dropping motorway tolls as part of its plan to tackle the cost-of-living surge
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Govt won't be dropping motorway tolls as part of its plan to tackle the cost-of-living surge

Jun 10th 2022, 12:05 AM 21,657 Views 49 Comments
  • A spokesperson for Minister Eamon Ryan has confirmed that there are no plans to reduce toll charges despite commuters facing crippling price hikes in fuel, reports Christina Finn.
  • Some in Govt circles say they are open to looking at reducing toll charges, but fear that such a proposal would not get past the Greens.
  • One Fine Gael TD says he is in favour of a toll reduction, saying it would help motorists that are under pressure.

# motorists - Last year 2021

Gardaí catch 316 motorists speeding during first eleven hours of National Slow Down Day
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Gardaí catch 316 motorists speeding during first eleven hours of National Slow Down Day

Updated Oct 21st 2021, 5:00 PM 50,728 Views 100 Comments

Gardaí will particularly be focusing on rural roads throughout the day.

'Get a grip': Motorists being urged to check tyres to ensure they are roadworthy
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

'Get a grip': Motorists being urged to check tyres to ensure they are roadworthy

Oct 5th 2021, 7:39 PM 13,822 Views 42 Comments

It’s Tyre Safety Day tomorrow.

# motorists - All time

'A changed landscape': Drivers warned to be cautious as more children cycling and walking to school
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

'A changed landscape': Drivers warned to be cautious as more children cycling and walking to school

Sep 8th 2020, 4:23 PM 13,446 Views 52 Comments

“We must all play our part in getting children back to school safely,” RSA chairperson Liz O’Donnell said.

'Look twice and think twice': Luas releases video of crashes and near misses
# Safety Appeal
# Safety Appeal

'Look twice and think twice': Luas releases video of crashes and near misses

Jul 23rd 2020, 4:24 PM 33,776 Views 53 Comments

There were 11 incidents in which the Luas made contact with vehicles from January to June of this year.

Level crossing incidents 'dramatically' down on last year, but motorists warned to stay vigilant

Level crossing incidents 'dramatically' down on last year, but motorists warned to stay vigilant

Jun 11th 2020, 12:37 PM 5,124 Views 6 Comments

There are currently 948 level crossings on the Iarnród Éireann network.

Gardaí catch motorist travelling at 202km/h on Dublin's M50
# Slow Down Day
# Slow Down Day

Gardaí catch motorist travelling at 202km/h on Dublin's M50

Updated May 22nd 2020, 2:32 PM 59,978 Views 129 Comments

‘National Slow Down Day’ is taking place from 7am today until 7am tomorrow.

Concern over speeding drivers and pedestrian deaths during Covid-19 restrictions
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Concern over speeding drivers and pedestrian deaths during Covid-19 restrictions

Apr 29th 2020, 4:43 PM 18,522 Views 31 Comments

Six pedestrians have been killed on Irish roads since the schools were closed in the middle of March.

'There is something amiss': Judge criticises recent ruling after striking out 34 road traffic cases
# Ennis District Court
# Ennis District Court

'There is something amiss': Judge criticises recent ruling after striking out 34 road traffic cases

Dec 7th 2019, 7:30 AM 42,783 Views 29 Comments

The High Court ruling found that a section of the Road Traffic Act concerning defences to fixed charge notices is unconstitutional.

Gardaí confirm they have launched 'comprehensive' probe into ghost insurance brokers
# Buyer Beware
# Buyer Beware

Gardaí confirm they have launched 'comprehensive' probe into ghost insurance brokers

Updated Nov 21st 2019, 9:05 PM 26,584 Views 19 Comments

Customers are urged to check that their broker is registered before taking out insurance.

Dáil told insurance profits have jumped more than 1000%, but government says it's being 'as aggressive as it can be'
# Insurance Fraud
# Insurance Fraud

Dáil told insurance profits have jumped more than 1000%, but government says it's being 'as aggressive as it can be'

Jun 13th 2019, 1:43 PM 19,381 Views 64 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said customers are being ‘fleeced’ by insurance providers.

'Seconds could change your life': Luas releases video of crashes and near misses
# Safety Campaign
# Safety Campaign

'Seconds could change your life': Luas releases video of crashes and near misses

Jun 4th 2019, 10:51 AM 62,997 Views 57 Comments

Two pedestrians died after being struck by trams in separate incidents earlier this year.

Fines totalling almost €100k in court crackdown on M50 toll dodgers
# TOLL DODGING
# TOLL DODGING

Fines totalling almost €100k in court crackdown on M50 toll dodgers

Apr 16th 2019, 3:10 PM 17,265 Views 73 Comments

None of the motorists who were summonsed came to court.

One million Green Card forms sent to motor insurance providers in case there's a no-deal Brexit
# Crossing The Border
# Crossing The Border

One million Green Card forms sent to motor insurance providers in case there's a no-deal Brexit

Feb 27th 2019, 10:20 PM 24,918 Views 10 Comments

Drivers who think they may need a card have been advised to apply one month in advance.

Motorists told to avoid alcohol and take extra care ahead of 'Christmas exodus'
# Driving Home
# Driving Home

Motorists told to avoid alcohol and take extra care ahead of 'Christmas exodus'

Dec 21st 2018, 6:20 AM 10,365 Views 22 Comments

Top to toe in tailbacks.

Remaining motorists affected by Setanta Insurance collapse should get their money by Christmas
# High Court
# High Court

Remaining motorists affected by Setanta Insurance collapse should get their money by Christmas

Nov 7th 2018, 7:16 PM 11,114 Views 14 Comments

Motorists will receive 100% compensation, totalling €21 million.

'Was your Snapchat worth it?': Emergency brakes used by Luas drivers 550 times this year
# Ding Ding Ding
# Ding Ding Ding

'Was your Snapchat worth it?': Emergency brakes used by Luas drivers 550 times this year

Nov 5th 2018, 7:30 AM 23,039 Views 46 Comments

People breaking red lights and not paying attention are two of the main reasons for near-misses.

Residents worried about 'high-speed cyclists' on parking protected cycle lanes in Dublin city
# Fitzwilliam Cycle Route
# Fitzwilliam Cycle Route

Residents worried about 'high-speed cyclists' on parking protected cycle lanes in Dublin city

Sep 2nd 2018, 9:00 PM 54,473 Views 151 Comments

The proposed design would see parked cars create a buffer between cyclists and traffic.

Gardaí in Dublin have been clamping down on cars parked in cycle lanes
# Fines
# Fines

Gardaí in Dublin have been clamping down on cars parked in cycle lanes

Aug 28th 2018, 9:45 PM 26,848 Views 80 Comments

One garda fined six motorists in 25 minutes.

Had your car or bike damaged by a pothole? You're not the only one
# Pain In The Pothole
# Pain In The Pothole

Had your car or bike damaged by a pothole? You're not the only one

Aug 2nd 2018, 2:27 PM 17,558 Views 37 Comments

Six in 10 people have had their mode of transport damaged by potholes.

Drivers seeking compo through Personal Injuries Board will have to take a medical under new law
# Insurance Courts
# Insurance Courts

Drivers seeking compo through Personal Injuries Board will have to take a medical under new law

Jul 8th 2018, 4:00 PM 31,149 Views 34 Comments

When one or both parties refuse taking medicals, it can result in claimants taking their case to the courts.

Heavy morning traffic in Dublin after car overturns in Goatstown
# Accident
# Accident

Heavy morning traffic in Dublin after car overturns in Goatstown

May 14th 2018, 9:24 AM 27,947 Views 13 Comments

The accident has resulted in Goatstown Road being reduced down to one lane.

Survey finds many motorists are still seeing a rise in their car insurance
# Price Around
# Price Around

Survey finds many motorists are still seeing a rise in their car insurance

Apr 2nd 2018, 6:30 AM 13,532 Views 36 Comments

Recent research from the Central Statistics Office indicated that the cost of motor insurance has dropped by 12.8% in the past 12 months.

Motorists warned about hailstones as gardaí attend number of crashes
# Advice
# Advice

Motorists warned about hailstones as gardaí attend number of crashes

Mar 30th 2018, 2:40 PM 23,998 Views 10 Comments

Drivers on motorways in particular have been advised to be vigilant.

Motorists warned to take extreme care as temperatures may dip to minus 8 degrees
# Snow Patrol
# Snow Patrol

Motorists warned to take extreme care as temperatures may dip to minus 8 degrees

Dec 10th 2017, 11:20 AM 100,605 Views 88 Comments

A number of weather warning have been issued by Met Éireann.

Motorists warned to take care after a cold and frosty night

Motorists warned to take care after a cold and frosty night

Nov 25th 2017, 9:15 AM 22,631 Views 32 Comments

A status yellow snow-ice alert remains in place today.

Motorists warned to slow down as snow-ice alert remains in place
# So Very Cold
# So Very Cold

Motorists warned to slow down as snow-ice alert remains in place

Nov 24th 2017, 4:40 PM 31,100 Views 28 Comments

The weather is thankfully expected to get a bit milder over the coming days.

Warning to motorists as cars stolen after being left unattended while windows defrosted
# Dawn Raids
# Dawn Raids

Warning to motorists as cars stolen after being left unattended while windows defrosted

Nov 17th 2017, 12:25 PM 41,827 Views 52 Comments

Two cars were reportedly stolen this morning after being left unattended.

Dublin's Phil Lynott statue has disappeared. Again. But we know where he is this time
# Jailbreak
# Jailbreak

Dublin's Phil Lynott statue has disappeared. Again. But we know where he is this time

Oct 22nd 2017, 6:00 AM 69,759 Views 25 Comments

The well-known statue has been removed by Dublin City Council to facilitate the repaving of Harry Street.

Is my car insurance void if I drive in a red weather alert?
# Drive Safe
# Drive Safe

Is my car insurance void if I drive in a red weather alert?

Oct 16th 2017, 10:20 AM 193,756 Views 17 Comments

Insurance Ireland has clarified that a post doing the rounds on social media is false.

Drivers warned about hazardous conditions as tail end of Hurricane Ophelia heads towards Ireland
# Rain Rain Go Away
# Rain Rain Go Away

Drivers warned about hazardous conditions as tail end of Hurricane Ophelia heads towards Ireland

Oct 13th 2017, 1:05 PM 76,348 Views 53 Comments

Storm force winds and outbreaks of heavy rain could be on the way.

Over 14,000 drivers caught on their phones in 2017 - and some were posing for selfies
# Put It Away
# Put It Away

Over 14,000 drivers caught on their phones in 2017 - and some were posing for selfies

Aug 8th 2017, 6:00 AM 9,575 Views 34 Comments

“The mobile phone is a big risk these days and people just aren’t heeding the message and ending up in a dreadful situation.”

Speed cameras in Port Tunnel catching 250 drivers on a monthly basis
# Slow Down
# Slow Down

Speed cameras in Port Tunnel catching 250 drivers on a monthly basis

Aug 6th 2017, 6:50 AM 13,843 Views 46 Comments

The average speed cameras at the tunnel came into force in May.

Driver to face court after gardaí clock car travelling at over 190 km/h
# Slow Down
# Slow Down

Driver to face court after gardaí clock car travelling at over 190 km/h

Jul 18th 2017, 3:08 PM 48,473 Views 75 Comments

Traffic officers also dealt with a souped-up motorbike in Wicklow this afternoon.

Poll: Is the punishment for not wearing a seatbelt enough to deter drivers?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is the punishment for not wearing a seatbelt enough to deter drivers?

Jun 15th 2017, 9:07 AM 15,165 Views 88 Comments

Drivers caught not wearing one are fined up to €90 and are given three penalty points.

Motorists warned about 'greasy roads' as heavy rain forecast for weekend
# Drive Slow
# Drive Slow

Motorists warned about 'greasy roads' as heavy rain forecast for weekend

May 26th 2017, 2:24 PM 19,033 Views 18 Comments

RSA CEO Moyagh Murdock warned that roads are more slippery when it rains after a dry spell.

The price of fuel is going down but motorists are still paying far more than they did last year
# Fuelling The Boom
# Fuelling The Boom

The price of fuel is going down but motorists are still paying far more than they did last year

May 24th 2017, 12:25 PM 12,944 Views 52 Comments

The AA says it is concerned that, for every litre of petrol purchased, 63.67% goes to the government.

Petrol prices drop for first time in six months
# Pump It Up
# Pump It Up

Petrol prices drop for first time in six months

Apr 17th 2017, 2:57 PM 28,809 Views 44 Comments

On average, a litre of petrol now costs 136.6c, while a litre of diesel costs 126.0c.

AA warns car buyers about new mileage 'lowballing' scam
# Don't Get Duped
# Don't Get Duped

AA warns car buyers about new mileage 'lowballing' scam

Mar 28th 2017, 2:09 PM 44,783 Views 51 Comments

By doctoring the mileage twice, unscrupulous sellers can dupe buyers and fool NCT checks, says the AA.

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