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# motorists - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Women (slightly) more likely to "neglect" their cars, says AA
# Cars
# Cars

Women (slightly) more likely to "neglect" their cars, says AA

Dec 29th 2011, 12:10 PM 2,095 Views 16 Comments

That is according a new AA Rescue survey which showed that more women neglect “simple yet important” tasks like checking tyre pressure than men – but both genders fare badly overall.

# motorists - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Toll-fare hike for motorists
# Road Tolls
# Road Tolls

Toll-fare hike for motorists

Dec 28th 2011, 10:31 AM 4,690 Views 19 Comments

Motorists will face toll rate increases on two of the country’s busiest roads, while charges for trucks will increase on all motorways.

# motorists - Sunday 18 December, 2011

Motorists warned to take care on icy roads after several collisions
# Roads
# Roads

Motorists warned to take care on icy roads after several collisions

Dec 18th 2011, 10:52 AM 3,170 Views 10 Comments

It’s frosty out there again – and TheJournal.ie readers have reported icy conditions on roads around the country.

# motorists - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures

Dec 7th 2011, 7:35 AM 4,808 Views 3 Comments

There was plenty at stake in the austere Budget presented by Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan over the past two days. This slideshow will fill you in…

# motorists - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Budget 2012: Fuel tax increases 'will affect almost all households and businesses'
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Budget 2012: Fuel tax increases 'will affect almost all households and businesses'

Dec 6th 2011, 6:12 PM 4,149 Views 14 Comments

AA Roadwatch warns that fuel tax increases are going to take a toll on both business and families, particularly in rural areas.

Icy conditions on roads in midlands and north-west
# Weather Watch
# Weather Watch

Icy conditions on roads in midlands and north-west

Dec 6th 2011, 8:03 AM 2,139 Views 4 Comments

Drivers warned to take extra care on the roads this morning as cold conditions continue to bring ice to parts of the country.

# motorists - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Drivers "putting lives at risk" by stopping on motorway
# Motorists
# Motorists

Drivers "putting lives at risk" by stopping on motorway

Nov 29th 2011, 9:04 AM 4,095 Views 11 Comments

AA Ireland and the Road Safety Authority is reminding all road-users not to stop or walk on a motorway unless it is an emergency, after a survey showed that 45 per cent of drivers use the hard shoulder to make or take calls.

# motorists - Sunday 27 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Nov 27th 2011, 7:34 PM 5,358 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Budget pain for motorists; shock at the death of Wales manager Gary Speed; David Drumm breaks his silence; and you won’t believe how much the IMF is considering giving Italy…

Motorists face a 'grim budget' - AA Ireland
# Motoring
# Motoring

Motorists face a 'grim budget' - AA Ireland

Nov 27th 2011, 1:03 PM 9,366 Views 73 Comments

The Minister for the Environment confirmed that road taxes will be increased in the Budget for 2012.

# motorists - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Here's what to do if your car is flooded...
# Floods
# Floods

Here's what to do if your car is flooded...

Oct 25th 2011, 11:42 AM 11,893 Views 9 Comments

Don’t attempt to restart it! Plus some other tips from the experts.

# motorists - Thursday 13 October, 2011

'Pay as you drive' system should replace motor tax, says TD
# Motor Tax
# Motor Tax

'Pay as you drive' system should replace motor tax, says TD

Oct 13th 2011, 8:28 PM 2,076 Views 82 Comments

Eamonn Maloney said an extra fuel surcharge would allow the government to axe the current vehicle tax altogether.

# motorists - Monday 10 October, 2011

One in five young male drivers 'road race'
# Roads
# Roads

One in five young male drivers 'road race'

Oct 10th 2011, 3:16 PM 590 Views 30 Comments

One fifth of young male drivers have admitted to racing on the roads, with those aged between 17 and 24 being five times more likely to be killed, the Road Safety Authority has reported.

# motorists - Sunday 9 October, 2011

State of roads causing increase in puncture breakdowns, says AA
# Breakdowns
# Breakdowns

State of roads causing increase in puncture breakdowns, says AA

Oct 9th 2011, 6:56 PM 480 Views 16 Comments

The numbers of punctures rose over the last twelve months – and potholes are to blame, the AA has said.

# motorists - Friday 26 August, 2011

One in five have recently travelled with drunk driver
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

One in five have recently travelled with drunk driver

Aug 26th 2011, 11:15 AM 191 Views 5 Comments

More men than women said they had knowingly taken a lift with someone who was over the limit.

# motorists - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Tailgating on M50 continues to fall in face of new measures
# Tailgating
# Tailgating

Tailgating on M50 continues to fall in face of new measures

Aug 25th 2011, 8:27 AM 636 Views 15 Comments

New measures introduced in March have seen a huge fall in the instances of the dangerous practice on the busy Dublin road.

# motorists - Monday 8 August, 2011

Parking fines to be halved for those who pay promptly?
# Driving
# Driving

Parking fines to be halved for those who pay promptly?

Aug 8th 2011, 5:27 PM 558 Views 4 Comments

Compulsory driving lessons for secondary students and reminders for drivers about NCT renewal dates are also among the proposals from an Oireachtas committee.

# motorists - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Driver fatigue causes 1 in 5 road deaths
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Driver fatigue causes 1 in 5 road deaths

Jul 26th 2011, 11:37 AM 510 Views 10 Comments

A motorist fighting sleep at the wheel experiences the same level perception impairment as someone driving over the alcohol limit, the Road Safety Authority has warned.

# motorists - Monday 18 July, 2011

Motorists urged to share the roads with four-legged friends
# Driving
From The Daily Edge
# Driving

Motorists urged to share the roads with four-legged friends

Jul 18th 2011, 8:12 PM 932 Views 17 Comments

Research by AA shows that more than 40 per cent of drivers have hit an animal…but which are the most common?

# motorists - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Petrol and diesel prices down for first time in eight months
# Fuel Prices
# Fuel Prices

Petrol and diesel prices down for first time in eight months

Jun 16th 2011, 4:28 PM 473 Views 15 Comments

The average price of petrol is now 151.3 cent a litre. Prices have not risen for the first time since October.

# motorists - Monday 30 May, 2011

Tailgating reduced by 65 per cent after toll company introduces new measures
# Tailgating
# Tailgating

Tailgating reduced by 65 per cent after toll company introduces new measures

May 30th 2011, 12:18 PM 549 Views 0 Comments

Toll company eFlow says that new measures introduced in March have led to the reduction in the number of motorists tailgating.

# motorists - Friday 15 April, 2011

Record high for petrol and diesel at Irish pumps
Live Apr 15th 2011, 10:59 AM

Record high for petrol and diesel at Irish pumps

# motorists - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

New scheme for learner drivers comes into effect today
# Learner Drivers
# Learner Drivers

New scheme for learner drivers comes into effect today

Apr 5th 2011, 11:28 AM 1,316 Views 0 Comments

The Essential Driving Training scheme is being rolled out from today – meaning learner drivers will be required to complete 12 hours of lessons with an approved driving instructor before sitting their test.

Varadkar to introduce tough new laws for clampers
# Clampers
# Clampers

Varadkar to introduce tough new laws for clampers

Apr 5th 2011, 8:49 AM 1,644 Views 0 Comments

The transport minister will introduce new legislation to deal with rogue clampers – including an independent appeals board for motorists and jail terms of up to five years for those in breach of regulations.

# motorists - Friday 11 March, 2011

M1 toll to drop from midnight after court ruling
# Road Tolls
# Road Tolls

M1 toll to drop from midnight after court ruling

Mar 11th 2011, 6:18 PM 1,474 Views 0 Comments

Motorists have been overcharged to the tune of €26,000 per week since the start of the year on that stretch.

# motorists - Sunday 9 January, 2011

Ice persists across country's roads, motorists warned
# Brrr
# Brrr

Ice persists across country's roads, motorists warned

Jan 9th 2011, 11:07 AM 298 Views 0 Comments

Motorists have been urged to drive with extreme care as ice and black ice continue to cover roads across much of the country.

# motorists - Saturday 8 January, 2011

Motorists warned of ice and treacherous roads
# Brrr
# Brrr

Motorists warned of ice and treacherous roads

Jan 8th 2011, 12:57 PM 918 Views 0 Comments

Drivers have been warned that the most recent cold snap has brought with it dangerous road conditions. However, the freezing weather is not expected to last past the weekend.