Uninsured drivers who cause accidents to be pursued for 'substantial' costs

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) has warned that uninsured drivers who are responsible for road traffic accidents face the prospect of being pursued for "substantial costs".

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Cars seized from learner drivers under Clancy Amendment

One of the first vehicle seizures under the Clancy Amendment, targeting unaccompanied learner drivers, has taken place in Cork. The car was seized on the M8 southbound, near Fermoy, by the local Roads Policing Unit. The driver was caught speeding, and it was discovered he was an unaccompanied learner driver.

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Gardaí catch motorist driving at 168km/h in Co. Limerick

A motorist in County Limerick has been caught travelling at nearly 170 kilometres an hour in a 50km/h zone.

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Minister hits out at TD’s attack on grieving family

Independent Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath’s attack on the grieving family of two road traffic victims has been branded “staggering and unacceptable” by Transport Minister Shane Ross.

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Road deaths are the highest in Co Tipperary

Tipperary and Donegal had the greatest number of road fatalities in 2018, Garda figures show.

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Motorists urged to check car batteries after festive period

Motorists are being urged to check their car batteries before returning to work amid a warning that they could be flat after the festive period.

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Driver found with multiple empty cans in vehicle arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in Wicklow

A driver has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after being pulled over by gardaí in Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow.

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13% of drivers admit driving while possibly over legal limit within past 12 months

People are being warned not to drive the morning after a night out.

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Over 400 drivers caught speeding in four days

More than 400 drivers have been caught speeding every day since Christmas day.

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Tackling speeding drivers: Slow down and save more lives

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has faced almost as much criticism since he joined the Cabinet as he offered some of his government predecessors during his former incarnation as a journalist.

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Over 500 motorists caught speeding on M7 since upgrading works began

Two vehicles have collided with barriers at upgrading works on the M7 Co Kildare in the past week alone.

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Kids, inebriated friends and talkative spouses found to be most at fault for distracting drivers

Just under 12% of motorists admit to having been involved in a near miss or an incident after being distracted by the actions of a passenger in their vehicle, recent research has found.

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'Some good has to come from it', says daughter of hit-and-run victim

Tina Maher believes there has to be a reason why her father died in a hit-and-run three years ago.

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Drivers urged to take care over bank holiday weekend

Drivers are being urged to slow down as the evenings get shorter.

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Road Safety Authority: The last thing we'd want is to decrease people's mobility

The Road Safety Authority says the last thing they want is to discourage people with a medical condition from driving.

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Road traffic fatalities: A lot done, plenty more to do

Our toxic relationship with alcohol is killing us in more ways than one. Research by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has found that more than 50% of pedestrians killed on Irish roads between 2008 and 2015 had consumed alcohol.

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Transport Minister pledges €400,000 to improve Dublin's cycling infrastructure

Transport Minister Shane Ross has today confirmed an extra €400,000 in funding to be spent on Dublin's cycling infrastructure.

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New road safety campaign makes appeal to pedestrians

The Road Safety Authority has issued a special appeal to pedestrians ahead of the launch of Road Safety Week.

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Danger junction on N20 may stay open

Engineers are working on a new plan to keep open and safe a dangerous junction on the N20 which is earmarked for full closure.

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One in ten children not using seat belts when travelling in back seat

One in ten children travelling in the back seat of a vehicle are not using seat belts or car seats, according to research by the Road Safety Authority (RSA).

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Free app to alert drivers to traffic issues at Cork's Dunkettle interchange

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) is to roll out its first free app to provide motorists with real-time traffic information for the €100m upgrade of the Jack Lynch Tunnel/Dunkettle interchange in Cork.

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Teenagers filmed attempting to run across M50

Teenagers have been disrupting traffic on the M50 in Dublin by attempting to run across lanes of traffic.

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Readers' blog: We don’t need new laws. We need proper enforcement

It’s difficult to take Transport Minister Shane Ross seriously, given his previous life as a journalist and his current life as a populist politician.

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Most believe behaviour on Irish roads is getting worse, survey says

A majority of motorists believe that driver behaviour in Ireland has worsened in recent years, according to recent research from AA Ireland.

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Tributes paid to campaigners as Road Traffic Bill is passed

The Chief Executive of the Road Safety Authority has paid tribute to all those who battled for years to ban drink driving.

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Mother of crash victim relieved as Road Traffic Bill passed

Despite opposition from some rural TDs, the bill was passed in the Dail, with 75 TDs voting in favour.

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