An amendment will be needed to correct an “implicit contradiction” in legislation, introduced by section 17 of the Road Traffic Act 2014, Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe told Seanad. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Another loophole in road traffic legislation, this time in a law dealing with hit-and-runs, will have to be repaired, it has emerged. Minister for T(...)

The new provisions will allow gardaí to test for drugs in saliva

Gardaí will be able to carry out roadside tests on drivers for narcotics under new legislation announced on Tuesday. Drivers caught with any trace of(...)

Road Safety Authority figures show there were 521 drivers disqualified at the time they received convictions for dangerous driving causing serious injury or death in the period January 2013 to March 2015. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

More than 500 disqualified drivers were involved in collisions causing serious injury or death in recent years, new figures show. Campaigners s(...)

More than 20,000 people were in court for drink driving between January 2013 and May 2015. Photograph: John Giles/PA

Only 40 per cent of drink driving cases listed before the country’s District Courts since January 2013 resulted in convictions, new figures show. And(...)

Between January 2013 and May 2015, 20,830 drink-driver cases were listed before District Courts and there were 8,391 convictions, 40 per cent. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

There is nothing new about drink-drivers not being held to account for their actions. In 2004, writing in the Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, Prof D(...)

 Many drivers have also been able to avoid penalty points in court by making contributions to the poor box, despite a High Court ruling stating the practice was “incorrect”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 10,000 drivers who have been summonsed to court for using mobile phones while driving have escaped conviction, new figures show. Road safety(...)

Drivers are currently required to pay a fixed-charge notice for penalty points within 28 days . Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Government plans to close a loophole that allows tens of thousands of people to escape conviction for penalty points offences are unlikely to be in(...)

A Garda operates a speed camera: Almost 150,000 drivers who were ordered to appear in court over the past two years were not convicted

Four out of five drivers summonsed to court over penalty points offences are escaping conviction, new figures show. Almost 150,000 drivers who were o(...)

Tommy Broughan: Documents show more than 1,500 drivers avoided penalty points between 2014 and May 2015 after they made a poor box donation. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hundreds of drivers are continuing to avoid penalty points in court by making a contribution to the poor box despite a High Court ruling last year (...)

Minister for Transport Pascal Donohue says the  commencement order will soon be signed into law. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Fourteen new penalty point offences introduced last year cannot be correctly applied to driving licences when a motorist is convicted in court becaus(...)