Not learning: One in every 15 road fatalities involves an unaccompanied learner driver, according to the Department of Justice. Photograph: Thinkstock.

Just over one in five learner drivers summonsed for driving unaccompanied was convicted last year, and not one received the maximum fine of €1,(...)

A Garda speed camera. There is a huge disparity between different areas of the country in the imposition of penalty points for people convicted of driving offences. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Where a motorist lives has a huge bearing on whether or not they will have penalty points applied to their licence if convicted of a road traffic offe(...)

Gardaí are to start recording whether a driver was using a mobile phone at the time of a crash or whether the collision involved a hit-and-run.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gardaí are to start recording whether a driver was using a mobile phone at the time of a crash or whether the collision involved a hit-and-run. It is(...)

Detection: three-quarters of drivers believe fewer gardaí are on traffic-enforcement duties. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The number of fixed-penalty notices issued for driving offences such as speeding and using a mobile phone is down 37 per cent in the first four months(...)