PARC is lobbying general election candidates to sign up to its pledge to introduce key systemic changes which will allow for more effective policing, believing many more road traffic injuries and fatalities could be prevented. File photograph:  Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The next government must commit to the provision of a fully integrated database on driver and vehicle data to ensure the effective enforcement of traf(...)

Learner drivers will have to swap L-plates for N-plates and display them for two years

From August 1st, life for newly-qualified drivers will never be quite the same. Instead of just being able to tear-up the old L-plates, new drivers wi(...)

Breath test: 441,380 drivers were breathalysed at checkpoints in 2013, and 7,962 were arrested. Photograph (posed by a model): John Giles/PA Wire

Assistant Commissioner John Twomey pauses as he tries to explain an emerging contradiction in road safety. The head of the Garda traffic corps says de(...)

Motorway tolls: set too high? Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Lower motor-tax rates and toll charges for HGVs are being considered by the Government to see if they can encourage more hauliers to use motorways.The(...)

The M50, which has seen a 10 per cent rise in traffic volumes, is excluded, with the East-Link, from one-month toll holiday for heavy goods vehicles

A one-month toll holiday for heavy goods vehicles in November has been proposed by the Minister for Transport in an attempt to entice hauliers away fr(...)