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(...)