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41,316 learner drivers told ‘No excuse’ for not sitting test

27.08.2019

RSA calls on long-term learner permit holders to sit their driving test without delay In excess of 1,600 vehicles detained from unaccompanied learner permit holders The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has urged multiple learner permit holders, eligible to sit a driving test, to apply for one without delay. There are 41,316 people on their fourth […]

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Anyone living in Ireland with UK driving licence must exchange it for Irish licence before UK leaves EU

10.07.2019

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has said, that anyone living in Ireland who holds a UK (including Northern Ireland) driving licence must exchange it for an Irish driving licence, before the 31 October 2019, in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. If there is a no-deal Brexit, then after this […]

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Cannabis most common illegal drug detected in drivers in 2018

28.05.2019

Drug drivers target of June Bank Holiday road safety campaign Medical Bureau of Road Safety report 43% increase in number of drivers’ specimens submitted for analysis in first four months Gardaí report a 15% increase in DUI arrests (alcohol or drugs) in first four months 62 people have been killed or seriously injured in June […]

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More than 120,000 learner drivers have never taken test

24.04.2019

More than 120,000 learner permit holders who obtained their first licence between 1984 and 2016 have never taken a driving test, new figures show. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) said the 125,860 learner permits issued between 2016 and 1984 remain active, meaning they are being renewed every year. Under the current rules a driver can […]

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Motorists are being warned that the Gardai will be out in force targeting drivers under the influence of drink and drugs over the St Patrick’s Weekend

14.03.2019

Figures released from the Gardai also show that there has been a 17% increase in the number of arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs in the first two months of 2019 compared to the same period last year. To date 1,429 drivers have been arrested from 1 January to 28 February. […]

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In the event of a no-deal Brexit the driving licence of a UK licence holder living here in Ireland will not be recognised and the driver will not be able to continue to drive here in Ireland on that licence

22.02.2019

The advice to such drivers is that they should exchange their UK driving licence for an Irish driving licence before the 29 March 2019, which is set as the withdrawal date of the UK from the EU. Under current arrangements a UK licence holder resident here in Ireland has an entitlement to make such an […]

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New laws on learner drivers in effect from Saturday

21.12.2018

Car owners who allow learner drivers to use their cars unaccompanied will face fines or jail terms under new laws coming into force from midnight tonight. The Road Safety Authority said an average of 12 fatal road crashes a year involve a learner driver and about ten of those are not accompanied by a qualified […]

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Drivers face penalty points, €80 fine if stopped without licence

11.12.2018

Drivers will be hit with automatic penalty points and an €80 fine if they are pulled over and do not have their driving licence to hand, under proposals being tabled by Minister for Transport Shane Ross. The changes would remove discretion from gardaí to allow motorists present at a station with their licence if they […]

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Drivers who install dash cams will now get insurance discount

14.11.2018

Motorists who are prepared to use a dash cam in their car will be given a discount on their insurance. The move by Axa is part of a plan to cut down on fraudulent injury claims. It comes after plans by the Garda to target uninsured drivers were welcomed by the Road Safety Authority. Axa […]

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National Slow Down Day 2018: Gardai to conduct crackdown on speeding motorists over 24 hours

16.10.2018

There were 157 road deaths in 2017, the lowest on record, gardai said – but added that it ‘is still 157 road deaths too many’ Gardai will conduct a special crackdown on speeding motorists as part of National Slow Down Day this week. The 24-hour road safety initiative will take place from 7am on Friday, […]

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