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# motorists - Friday 21 September, 2012

Poll: Should gardaí have the power to check mobile phone records of drivers involved in crashes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should gardaí have the power to check mobile phone records of drivers involved in crashes?

Sep 21st 2012, 9:29 AM 9,876 Views 100 Comments

What do you think of new proposals put forward by the Road Safety Authority?

# motorists - Monday 27 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Monday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Monday

Aug 27th 2012, 7:50 PM 11,194 Views 1 Comment

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# motorists - 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 16,440 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”.

# motorists - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Prepare for a hike in petrol prices, warns AA Ireland
# Fuel
# Fuel

Prepare for a hike in petrol prices, warns AA Ireland

Aug 18th 2012, 1:03 PM 10,409 Views 105 Comments

AA Ireland’s Conor Faughnan says ‘super-taxes’ on fuel are a central factor in petrol prices.

# motorists - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Heading to Bray for Katie Taylor's fight?
# Go Katie
# Go Katie

Heading to Bray for Katie Taylor's fight?

Aug 9th 2012, 3:49 PM 4,293 Views 1 Comment

Shuttle buses will operate from the Boghall Road and Bray Dart Station to Shoreline Leisure Centre for this evening’s fight.

# motorists - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Motorists facing more penalty points for seatbelt offences
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Motorists facing more penalty points for seatbelt offences

Aug 2nd 2012, 10:21 AM 8,073 Views 57 Comments

A number of offences related to seatbelt wearing will now carry with them penalty points, the Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has said.

# motorists - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Investigation into 'pipe bomb type device' outside police station
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Investigation into 'pipe bomb type device' outside police station

Aug 1st 2012, 8:54 AM 1,954 Views 0 Comments

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland are also investigating a suspected mortar attack and a shot fired last Friday in the Glen Road area.

# motorists - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Motorists warned over road closures in Swords on Sunday
# Roads
# Roads

Motorists warned over road closures in Swords on Sunday

Jul 22nd 2012, 7:15 AM 5,314 Views 1 Comment

A number of roads in Swords will be closed on a rolling basis from 6am to 12.00 noon due to the Fingal 10k Road Race.

# motorists - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Flooding, power cuts reported around Ireland following heavy rainfall
# Floods
# Floods

Flooding, power cuts reported around Ireland following heavy rainfall

Jun 28th 2012, 11:58 AM 27,783 Views 38 Comments

Motorists in parts of Northern Ireland were forced to abandon vehicles last night. Meanwhile, localised flooding has been reported in parts of Cork, Waterford, Tipperary, Wicklow and Westmeath.

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 7,428 Views 7 Comments

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

# motorists - Monday 25 June, 2012

Gas leak alert issued for Co Down town
# Gas Leak
# Gas Leak

Gas leak alert issued for Co Down town

Jun 25th 2012, 11:58 AM 1,066 Views 0 Comments

# motorists - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Gardaí warn motorists to take care during inclement weather
# What The Fliuch?
# What The Fliuch?

Gardaí warn motorists to take care during inclement weather

Jun 7th 2012, 4:06 PM 3,253 Views 11 Comments

With heavy rain forecast, the gardaí are warning motorists to go slow and take care on the roads.

# motorists - 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 3,349 Views 22 Comments

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

# motorists - 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 5,502 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.

# motorists - 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 11,028 Views 98 Comments

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

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 6,998 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.

# motorists - Friday 18 May, 2012

Video: Car catches fire on Dublin's M50
# Car On Fire
# Car On Fire

Video: Car catches fire on Dublin's M50

May 18th 2012, 8:20 PM 11,666 Views 34 Comments

Emergency services later cleared the car that had caught fire on the Dublin motorway. Gardaí said there were no injuries.

# motorists - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Minister to introduce clamping legislation based on report
# Clamping
# Clamping

Minister to introduce clamping legislation based on report

May 10th 2012, 11:50 AM 2,219 Views 19 Comments

The Committee report includes recommendations standardising penalties, signage, training and appeal processes – and prohibiting operators from using premium rate phone numbers.

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 2,208 Views 48 Comments

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

# motorists - Monday 7 May, 2012

Two collisions on M7 Dublin to Limerick Road
# Roads
# Roads

Two collisions on M7 Dublin to Limerick Road

May 7th 2012, 8:22 PM 13,931 Views 25 Comments

AA Roadwatch is warning motorists to exercise caution on the M7 and M8 after heavy hail showers.

43 per cent of learner permit holders drive unaccompanied
# Motorists
# Motorists

43 per cent of learner permit holders drive unaccompanied

May 7th 2012, 3:26 PM 10,595 Views 84 Comments

A Garda investigation found that 43 per cent of learner drivers were not accompanied by a fully-licensed driver, and 30 per cent were not displaying L plates on their vehicles.

# motorists - Friday 4 May, 2012

Motorists urged to take extra care on roads over bank holiday weekend
# Bank Holiday
# Bank Holiday

Motorists urged to take extra care on roads over bank holiday weekend

May 4th 2012, 9:27 AM 1,030 Views 6 Comments

Garda tips for travelling over the holiday weekend.

# motorists - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Heavy rains and some local flooding expected this evening
# Weather
# Weather

Heavy rains and some local flooding expected this evening

May 1st 2012, 6:50 PM 4,662 Views 12 Comments

Met Éireann has warned of heavy rains affecting Leinster and parts of Ulster this evening, and motorists have been warned to reduce speed.

# motorists - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

South and east set for downpours
# Weather
# Weather

South and east set for downpours

Apr 25th 2012, 7:58 AM 5,476 Views 21 Comments

Rainfall of up to 35mm expected along the south, while the east coast could get up to 50mm by tomorrow afternoon.

# motorists - Monday 23 April, 2012

Two killed in Kerry, Wexford crashes
# Roads
# Roads

Two killed in Kerry, Wexford crashes

Apr 23rd 2012, 8:45 AM 2,696 Views 2 Comments

One man died when vans collided in Tinnock, Gorey, while in Co Kerry a motorcyclist was fatally injured in a collision with a car.

# motorists - Friday 20 April, 2012

Clamp removal fee should be raised to €130 - report
# Clamping
# Clamping

Clamp removal fee should be raised to €130 - report

Apr 20th 2012, 11:37 AM 3,718 Views 48 Comments

Dublin’s parking appeals officer says the current price has lost a quarter of its real value since introduction in 1998.

Won't somebody please think of the farmers?
# Road Rage
# Road Rage

Won't somebody please think of the farmers?

Apr 20th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,790 Views 65 Comments

Mayo County Council has a special appeal for road users – to give farmers room to go about their job at this busy agricultural season.

# motorists - 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 13,592 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)

# motorists - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Number of new private cars licensed in March decreases by 14.6 per cent
# Motorists
# Motorists

Number of new private cars licensed in March decreases by 14.6 per cent

Apr 5th 2012, 11:44 AM 1,676 Views 14 Comments

The overall number of vehicles licensed in Ireland decreased by 11.1 per cent in March in comparison with the same period last year.

# motorists - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Road-users warned to slow down over Easter Bank Holiday
# Roads
# Roads

Road-users warned to slow down over Easter Bank Holiday

Apr 4th 2012, 4:23 PM 2,418 Views 22 Comments

During the 2000 to 2011 period, 197 people were killed or seriously injured on Irish roads over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

# motorists - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Some UK petrol stations shut after fuel panic-buying
# Panic At The Pumps
# Panic At The Pumps

Some UK petrol stations shut after fuel panic-buying

Mar 29th 2012, 5:01 PM 6,134 Views 16 Comments

The government has been blamed for the panic-buying after warning people to stock up ahead of a threatened strike by fuel tanker drivers.

Strict legislation on clamping recommended
# Parking
# Parking

Strict legislation on clamping recommended

Mar 29th 2012, 11:47 AM 3,105 Views 29 Comments

Maximum release fees, a ban on clamping in hospitals and a two-tier appeals process are just some of the 38 legislative proposals given to Leo Varadkar today.

# motorists - Sunday 19 February, 2012

AA criticises 'all-time record' fuel prices
# Fuel Prices
# Fuel Prices

AA criticises 'all-time record' fuel prices

Feb 19th 2012, 3:18 PM 6,136 Views 32 Comments

The rising cost of petrol and diesel is not the fault of garages but down to a Government decision to “super-tax” fuel, says the AA.

# motorists - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

New speed cameras collect €10million in fines
# Speed Cameras
# Speed Cameras

New speed cameras collect €10million in fines

Feb 8th 2012, 8:36 PM 8,815 Views 63 Comments

The cameras run by a private operator were introduced in November 2010.

# motorists - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Freezing fog and ice to make driving conditions dangerous
# Brrr
# Brrr

Freezing fog and ice to make driving conditions dangerous

Feb 1st 2012, 10:16 AM 2,921 Views 6 Comments

Temperatures will reach as low as -5C over the next couple of nights, with motorists being warned of severe ground frost in some areas.

# motorists - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Half of drivers with penalty points think they were caught unfairly
# Roads
# Roads

Half of drivers with penalty points think they were caught unfairly

Jan 29th 2012, 10:37 AM 8,091 Views 61 Comments

A survey of 4,000 motorists also found a small number of drivers have been ‘swapping’ penalty points.

# motorists - Sunday 22 January, 2012

Kildare drivers least likely to be 'good samaritans'
# Drivers
# Drivers

Kildare drivers least likely to be 'good samaritans'

Jan 22nd 2012, 10:42 AM 4,109 Views 31 Comments

Drivers in Donegal and Kerry are most likely to stop and help a stranded motorist – but Kildare and Meath drivers are least likely to intervene.

# motorists - Sunday 15 January, 2012

Price increases added €10 to fuel bills last month - AA
# Fuel
# Fuel

Price increases added €10 to fuel bills last month - AA

Jan 15th 2012, 12:28 PM 2,936 Views 27 Comments

The cost of petrol and diesel at the pumps increased again in the last month, adding a reported average of €10 onto the cost of running a modest family car.

# motorists - Friday 30 December, 2011

16 new penalty points to be introduced in 2012
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

16 new penalty points to be introduced in 2012

Dec 30th 2011, 1:09 PM 14,111 Views 132 Comments

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar is to introduce the penalty points and fines by the end of 2012, as part of his focus on road safety in Ireland.