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# Off the Road

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# Off the Road
Grealish handed nine-month driving ban after crashing Range Rover during lockdown
The Aston Villa and England footballer pleaded guilty to two charges — including hitting two parked vehicles in March.
# Penalty Points
The more you break the speed limit the more you'll be punished under new law
Transport Minister Shane Ross said he hopes to have a general scheme for the legislation ready by Christmas.
# Off the Road
Drink-driving laws passed by the Dáil as Danny Healy-Rae shouts, 'This is a sad day for rural Ireland'
The Road Traffic Amendment Bill has been before the Dáil for over a year.
# Off the Road
Asylum seekers in Ireland can finally work, but it doesn't look like they're allowed drive to that work
There is a lack of clarity as to whether or not asylum seekers in Ireland are legally allowed to obtain a driving licence.
# Off the Road
You won't be able to buy a petrol or diesel car in Ireland after 2030
NCT certs will not be issued for non-zero emissions cars.
# Off the Road
'It's an insult to my little boy': Families who lost loved ones to drunk-drivers slam politicians opposing new law
Following a meeting with the RSA and road traffic victim support groups today, Shane Ross published his new drink-driving bill.
# Off the Road
New agreement ensures disqualified Irish licence-holders will also be banned in the UK
It’s understood clarity was needed in light of Brexit.
# Off the Road
Shane Ross to seek a free vote on new drink-driving law
A number of rural TDs, including some in the Independent Alliance, are unhappy with some aspects of the law.
# Off the Road
'No exceptions': Drink drivers to get automatic ban instead of penalty points
Ross said law to publish names of those caught drink driving should be ready by April.
# Tipperary
Seven-year jail term upheld for drunk driver who put a grandmother into a wheelchair
Maurice Power had 51 previous convictions.
# Off the Road
Gardaí are arresting three disqualified drivers a day with new powers they got in June
Today gardaí said many of these drivers are also active criminals with multiple previous convictions.
# Off the Road
Almost 100,000 cars in Ireland don't get driven at all
Officially, anyway.
# Off the Road
Gardaí are getting tough on anyone driving while disqualified
They will now be arrested straight away.
# Off the Road
Team Sky withdraw Colombian rider after blood testing questions
Sergio Henao will not compete for the British cycling outfit ‘for at least eight weeks’.
# what the truck
Biggest lorries banned from Ireland’s roads from today
From now on, no vehicles more than 4.65 metres tall will be allowed on the roads.
# Motor Tax
Tax offices inundated with motorists ahead of ‘off road’ deadline
Minister Phil Hogan has told vehicle owners that once the stamp of their application is prior to 30 September, they will be deemed compliant.
# Off the Road
Tevez sentenced after pleading guilty to driving offences
The Manchester City striker has been hit with 250 hours of community service, a six-month driving ban and a £1,000 fine.