Tagged: driving licences

Google Glassed ban for drivers

Three US states to ban Google Glass for drivers

Google is defending its stance on the basis that any bill would be premature as product development for the Glass project is still ongoing. In the case of Irish developers currently testing Google Glass under the company’s Explorer programme, Lisa Jackson of Leman Solicitors, warned there were “existing traffic laws that would protect against using Google Glass while driving here”. Such actions,...

10 year-old fails her driving test forever

10 year-old fails her driving test forever

This little girl is never getting a licence. A 10 year-old girl has been cited for reckless driving after her mother’s car crashed into a Division of Motor Vehicles office in a Denver suburb.   Police sergeant Andy Coleman said a woman parked outside the office and left her 12 and 10 year-old daughters in the vehicle with the keys in the...

Garda saliva test for drug drivers

Roadside device will test drivers for drugs

Equipment can test for some, but not all, of the seven most commonly detected drugs so impairment tests will still be required Tenders will issue early next year for a new roadside device to test motorists for illegal drugs and medicines that can impair driving, Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has said. The devices will test a driver’s saliva and if the...

Driving Licence delay

Thousands facing delays of up to six weeks for driving licences

In October this year, the NDLS took responsibility for receiving applications for driving licences and learner permits, taking over from local authority motor tax offices. However, around 3,000 people who applied in early November to receive a new credit-card sized driving licence will have to wait up until the first week of January. One driver, Ger Quinn, assumed he’d be one of...

Driving Licence

Irish driving licences to qualify in Ontario

A spokesman for the department said the Road Safety Authority is to notify Ontario that its licence is acceptable to Ireland “before the end of the year”. It is expected that the Canadian province will give sanction to the Irish licence “shortly thereafter”, the spokesperson said. The issue has been a bugbear for Irish immigrants as Canada has mutual driving agreements with...