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Kerrie Browne: died in a car crash in Co Kerry in October 2019

A 26-year-old nurse died after her car veered into the path of an oncoming SUV as she drove home on the morning after a 12 hour night shift, an inques(...)

The data raised a number of issues and exposed a traffic penalty system in need of greater consistency and cohesion, said Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy.

Fewer than one in five people prosecuted in court for speeding offences are being convicted, new data shows. With a national average of just over 16(...)

The penalty for using a phone while driving  is a fixed charge of €60 and three penalty points. That rises to €90 and five penalty points if it goes to court due to non-payment of the fixed-charge penalty.

Just one in four people brought to court for driving while using their mobile phones are being convicted. New data shows that between 2018 and 2020,(...)

Road safety advocacy group Parc said it had noted ‘a massive increase in speeding and dangerous driving on the roads’. File photograph: Getty

At least 12 per cent of fixed-charge penalties for speeding are going unpaid annually, according to Garda data. Between 2018 and 2020 the force issu(...)

Mobile phone use is considered one of the four key road safety issues, alongside speeding, drink- and drug-driving and the non-wearing of seatbelts. Photograph: iStock

Drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel may in future be photographed by new roadside cameras under plans being examined by the Garda. Chief Sup(...)

The chances of a vehicle being seized were much higher in the Dublin Metropolitan Region East at 77%

Learner drivers in Co Clare are the least likely to have their cars confiscated when caught and fined by gardaí for driving unaccompanied, new figures(...)

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(...)

The Garda began rolling out the devices to front-line members earlier this year. File Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A new Garda mobile device designed to detect road traffic offences at the roadside cannot tell if a person is driving on a learners’ permit. The Gard(...)

Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Road safety campaigners have demanded that Taoiseach Micheál Martin seek answers from Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen to a series of further ques(...)

Parca road-safety campaign group was responding to details of the low rate of conviction contained in information released by the Courts Service via the Department of Justice. Photograph: Alan Betson

Garda members working to prosecute people driving without licences would be “very demoralised” by revelations that just 4 per cent of cases reaching t(...)

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