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What is a Zebra Crossing? Zebra and pedestrian crossings are in place to ensure the safety of pedestrians when crossing a road. Although there are precautions in place, accidents on zebra crossings * can still happen. These types of road accidents * can occur as a result of either a pedestrian or driver negligence. It is up to all […]

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Bicycle accident claims


If a driver of a motor vehicle is injured, or their vehicle has been damaged in an accident on the roads, they are protected by the insurance companies. A Cyclist, on the other hand, may rarely receive the same legal protection & may often be left to fend for themselves, following an accident on the road […]

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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