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Sunday 11 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Motorists

All time
# fuelling the boom
The price of fuel is going down but motorists are still paying far more than they did last year
The AA says it is concerned that, for every litre of petrol purchased, 63.67% goes to the government.
# pump it up
Petrol prices drop for first time in six months
On average, a litre of petrol now costs 136.6c, while a litre of diesel costs 126.0c.
# don't get duped
AA warns car buyers about new mileage 'lowballing' scam
By doctoring the mileage twice, unscrupulous sellers can dupe buyers and fool NCT checks, says the AA.
# setanta insurance
Innocent motorists in serious road accidents 5 years ago still 'haven't seen a cent'
Some drivers who have been out of work since their accident have yet to receive their insurance payout.
# rising costs
Car insurance gone up? Insurers will soon have to tell you why
New laws will be in place by the end of the year to ensure that insurance companies tell customers why they are paying more.
# why so much?
'Thrown to the wolves': There's no justification for 300% price hike in car insurance, says committee
An Oireachtas committee said Irish drivers must get detailed breakdown of why their car insurance costs so much.
# Your Say
Poll: Should penalty points be increased for using a phone while driving?
The RSA says increased penalty points have resulted in changes in the behaviour of drivers.
# Dover
14-hour delays see traffic at standstill at English port of entry into France
The Port of Dover has seen enormous tailbacks over the weekend due to holiday traffic and heightened security at French border control.
# eyes on the road
Garda operation targeting people using mobile phones while driving
Operation Mobile Phone will continue today.
# Me Nerves
Every Irish motorist will identify with this gas sketch
Oh Jesus.
# price at the pumps
Price war means motorists set to save on petrol and diesel
Oil prices are dropping and the market in Ireland is very competitive at the moment.
# more cash
Drivers saw insurance rise by up to 50% this year and the increase looks set to continue
Irish drivers will collectively pay €300 million in extra premium costs this year, according to the AA.
# Act Of Kindness
This random act of kindness is every car-owner's dream
We need more people in the world like this.
# Your Say
Poll: Should all motorists be made pay €50 for an 'emergency pack'?
The Garda Commissioner wants to make it an offence not to have a working torch, breakdown triangle, hi-vis vest and fire extinguisher.
# click click
Rush hour drivers take note... Gardaí have launched a seatbelt crackdown
Let’s be careful out there.
# seems dangerous
A lot of Irish people shave and apply make-up while driving
More than 80% of motorists also said they see other drivers using mobile devices while driving on a regular basis.
# driving wave
9 driving problems every Irish motorist will understand
Get. The sheep. Off. The road.
# Beep beep
Stuck behind a tractor? Appreciate that they're providing your food, say road chiefs
You’ll be seeing a lot more on the roads in the coming weeks.
# no delay
Getting your NCT soon? Good news. More inspectors are working than ever before
There have been criticisms about delays, but the RSA says appointments are available.
# eco-friendly
You may be judged on your fuel efficiency in a new driving test
The RSA wants your view but it has some of its own ideas.
# Your Say
Poll: Own up... Have you ever parked in a disabled space?
Ever? Time to confess.
# fools of the road
Back off, buddy: Irish drivers love to 'tailgate'
Survey shows we have three main ways of dealing with impatient drivers.
# fixed charges
'Motorists were wrongly fined' --- speed camera whistleblower
Alan Shatter says he’s pursuing claims detailed tonight on Prime Time with the new Garda Commissioner
# Weather
Not again. More spot flooding warnings issued
AA Roadwatch have urged motorists to be careful this afternoon.
# L plates
You'll only understand these terrors if you've learned to drive
In which case, you’ll never forget it.
# all we are saying
6 ways to heal the rift between motorists and cyclists
Give peace a chance.
# wheely irritating
The 11 most annoying drivers on Irish roads
How many of these will you meet on your commute?
# brb texting
How not to text while sitting on top of a moving car
# Drivers
Uninsured drivers responsible for 7 per cent of vehicle damage
Over a quarter of Irish drivers have had their car damaged by an unidentified driver and almost 7 per cent have had their vehicle damaged by an uninsured driver, according to the AA.
# level crossings
Campaign launched after four deaths and 96 'near misses' at level crossings
The campaign aims to make road users aware of the correct behaviour at railway crossings and the dangers posed by their misuse.
Road users warned of risk of flooding
The Road Safety Authority has said that drivers should follow its tips for driving safely in bad weather.
# Roads
Motorists warned over icy road conditions in January
Temperatures are expected to drop to -3°C tonight, with the possibility of widespread frost, icy conditions, black ice, dense and freezing fog suggested for the coming days.
# Roads
Road users urged to take care over Christmas period
Drivers have been advised to be patient of other road users, to allow plenty of time for their journey, and to never ever drink and drive.
# alcolocks
Are ignition locks the answer to cutting drink-drive deaths?
Ireland is considering introducing them as a sentencing option in drink-driving convictions, a measure recommended this week in the US.
# Penalty Points
Shatter: Allegations on penalty points concern only 'small minority' of cases
The justice minister says fewer than 300 alleged driving offences are being questioned, out of a total of almost 1.5 million.
# Penalty Points
Garda Commissioner: Investigation into penalty points cancellations will be 'rigorous'
Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan said there was “no question” that a culture of non-enforcement of penalties was being tolerated by the Gardaí.
# Galway
'Gnarly City Counsel' parking tickets fool Galway motorists
The tickets were put under the windscreen wipers of cars in the Crescent/Sea Road area – and the council say it was “an elaborate prank”.
# Get home safely
€500,000 Hailo taxi voucher giveaway to help get people home safely this Christmas
Over 100,000 wallet-sized cards, each containing a €5 discount voucher for a Hailo taxi, will be available to people in Dublin during December.
# Breakdowns
Rise in number of motorists using wrong fuel, says AA
Motorists are being hit with large bills after accidentally putting unsuitable fuel into their vehicles.
# Weather
Warnings to motorists over icy roads, freezing fog
Gardaí have already reported several crashes across the country.