Garda Paul Burke breathalyses actor Barry Donohue (posed pic). Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The number of motorists caught drug-driving has more than doubled this year, which gardaí link to people driving home after house parties, due to rest(...)

The RSA had applied to the Department of Transport to hire an additional 80 driving testers. Photograph: iStock

Waiting times for driving tests have more than quadrupled to between 25 and 30 weeks due to the suspension of testing during the first Covid-19 lockdo(...)

 Patrick Freyne tries out an electric scooter from Dublin company Lifty. ‘It’s pretty easy to use the scooter, though any bumps in the road cause significant turbulence,’ he says. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell

I am scooting. I am a scooterist, an electric scooterist, a scootrician. I scoot majestically along God’s earth passing scooterless schmucks in their (...)

So far this year 127 people have been killed on the roads in the Republic, an increase of 11 deaths compared to the same period last year. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

It takes a “split second to make a mistake that can take a life”, a woman who lost her father told a remembrance event for those killed on Irish roads(...)

Motoring and bike retailer Halfords has seen a seven-fold increase in the sale of electric scooters.

Motoring and bike retailer Halfords has seen a seven-fold increase in the sale of electric scooters across its 24 stores over the last two months. El(...)

Insurance Ireland, 5 Harbourmaster Place, Dublin 1.

The insurance industry has announced that recent forbearance measures for customers impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic will continue in light of the Go(...)

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(...)

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