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    # 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 14,116 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.

    # 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 2,097 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 4,814 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 5,360 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 9,367 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 11,894 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 2,077 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 192 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 637 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 560 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 934 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 475 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 553 Views 8 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 1,477 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.

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