The RSA said at the start of October that 43,192 people were waiting for a driving test appointment. Photograph: iStock

Driving test delays will leave learner motorists paying an extra €300 to €600 for car insurance, according to some estimates. The Government’s move t(...)

The RSA said people should only attend scheduled driving test appointments provided they are an essential worker.

People should only attend driving tests over the next six weeks in the event they are an essential worker, the Road Safety Authority has said. Govern(...)

The Road Safety Authority has long been aware that some learner drivers were “rolling” their learner permit

Action to deal with a loophole that allows learner permit holders to drive for many years without having to pass – or even sit – a test has been shelv(...)

Hildegarde Naughton said cycling suffers from “negative perceptions” as to its relative safety. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Cycling is not as dangerous a pursuit as it is perceived to be, the Minister with responsibility for road safety has suggested. Speaking at the launc(...)

Imperial approval: Operation Transformation presenter Kathryn Thomas pictured before the pandemic with aspiring weight-loss leaders from the most recent series. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Operation Transformation, the RTÉ One television show that tracks people’s attempts to lose weight, is not obliged by law to use metric units of measu(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris briefed the Government on the incident in which European Commissioner Phil Hogan was stopped by gardaí in Kildare for using his phone while driving. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gardaí are entitled to use discretion when stopping someone for mobile phone use while driving but its use remains controversial within the organisat(...)

Southern counties are expected to experience particularly heavy rainfall in the next day or so. Photograph: Tom Honan

Heavy rain and strong winds on Tuesday could result in flash flooding, disruption and possible structural damage, the national forecaster has warned. (...)

An Garda Síochána said there were 10 serious injuries suffered on the roads over the August bank holiday weekend. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Four people died in road crashes over the bank holiday weekend and 10 suffered serious injuries, gardaí said on Thursday. Last year there were no de(...)

‘Once the mob have moved on to the next issue, consider were there any individuals who might be worth engaging with offline, in a calmer setting.’

Treat social media trolls and “negative commenters” the same way you would an “angry mob”, the Road Safety Authority told its board members. In guid(...)

In recent months, cannabis has been the most commonly detected substance followed by cocaine. Photograph: iStock

Drink driving arrests increased during lockdown despite a sharp fall in traffic while the number of drug driving arrests doubled in the first half of (...)

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