The number  of roadside checkpoints testing for alcohol is to be increased for the next six weeks and the Garda will  pay particular attention to drivers using bus lanes and mobile phones. Those stopped for either offence are likely to find themselves breath-tested.  File photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

The seasonal anti-drink drive campaign this year is to target so-called morning-after drivers. The number and frequency of roadside checkpoi(...)

Handout satellite image issued by the University of Dundee, taken on Thursday which shows Storm Abigaill as it moves across Ireland and then northwards. Photograph: PA

A wind warning remains in place until 9pm on Friday night as Storm Abigail - the first officially named storm in both Ireland and the UK - moves north(...)

The Driver Attitudes and Behaviour Survey 2014 showed a catalogue of safety infringements, from drink driving to use of mobile phones and speed-camera “manipulation”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than 40 per cent of Irish motorists consider it broadly acceptable to break the 100km/h speed limit, with almost 20 per cent of drivers classed a(...)

Finbarr O’Rourke

The full text of Judge Kennan Johnson remarks at the sentencing hearing on Tuesday of Finbar O’Rourke at Portlaoise Circuit Court: In this case the a(...)

The majority of road users surveyed think more gardaí are needed to enforce traffic laws. Photograph: Thinkstock

Almost all road users have seen a motorist using a hand-held mobile phone while driving this year, according to new research done on behalf of the Roa(...)

The names of motorists disqualified from driving may soon be published publically in an attempt to name and shame them and keep barred motorists off the roads, the chief executive of the Road Safety Authority has said.

The names of people disqualified from driving may soon be published publically in an attempt to name and shame them and keep barred motorists off the (...)

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(...)

Dero’s Coach Tours, of Killarney, Co Kerry, has been convicted on five charges.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A coach tour company in Killarney has been convicted on five charges, including failing to provide tachograph records. Dero’s Coach Tours Ltd, of Main(...)

Paschal Donohoe said making helmets compulsory would have an “instant and very negative effect” on city bicycle schemes being rolled out across the country. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

There are no plans to make cycle helmets compulsory though they are proven to reduce serious injury, Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has said. (...)

There are 1,620 sets of traffic lights in the Dublin region across all four local authorities, and the red light running campaign launch has said  road users put themselves at great risk by driving, cycling or crossing through red lights every day.

If Dublin’s drivers, cyclists and pedestrians displayed just a little more patience when using the city’s roads, lives could be saved in the run up to(...)