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Distracted Driving Simulation

Simulation shows dangers of distracted driving

Distracted driving is a tragic trend. It’s the cause of nearly 80 percent of accidents. Yet so many people are willing to take the risk, especially younger drivers who have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes. In 2010, distracted driving was responsible for more than 400,000 injuries.  Performing tasks such as reaching for a phone, dialing and texting make you three...

World War Two veteran passes advanced driving test aged 98

When a radio interviewee hit out at elderly drivers, one World War Two veteran was determined to prove them wrong. Norman Lawrence ignored others’ doubts and began practising for his advanceddriving test on the streets of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the Daily Record reports. Now, at the grand age of 98, he has passed the difficult exam. And in celebration of his amazing feat,...

Twice paid a friend to sit her driver’s theory test for her

Faria Ali, aged 30, who is from Somalia but has an address at the North Circular Road in Dublin pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted deception. The offences occurred on January 4 and January 31 last at driver theory test centres in Santry and Grand Mill Quay, in Dublin. Judge Michael Walsh heard at Dublin District Court that on the first...

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Gardaí will soon be able to test drivers for drugs and drink

ROADSIDE IMPAIRMENT TESTS, novice driver licences and higher penalty points for speeding are all included in the new road traffic laws that were enacted today. The Road Traffic No 2 Act 2013 was enacted in the Seanad today and the Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar, has outlined what we can expect. He said that penalty points for using a mobile phone will...

Woman in court for trying to cheat on her driving test

Woman in court for trying to cheat on her driving test

Faria Ali, aged 30, who is originally from Somalia but has an address at the North Circular Road, Dublin has been charged with two counts of attempted deception. The offences allegedly occurred on January 4 and January 31 last at the Driver Theory Test Centre, Grand Mill Quay, Dublin 4. Detective Garda Bryan Hunt told Judge Michael Walsh at Dublin District Court...

Driving Test - 2014 Mini Review

2014 Mini review

Forget the 2014 BMW Mini for a moment, and go back to 1959 for the launch of the original, then called the Austin Seven. Designed by Sir Alec Issigonis, this extraordinary £497, 848cc four-seat machine captured hearts like few others. More than 1.5 million were sold in the UK between 1959 and 2004, four years after it had ceased production. As this...

Taking a driving test in a blizzard

Taking a driving test in a blizzard – Telegraph

We all know that winter driving is tough at the best of times, but taking your test when all around is covered in snow? Given the amount that had fallen in southern Maine – not so much a blanket as a rather thick duvet of the stuff – I had rather expected the state’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles to call off my...

Motorist(85) who hit pedestrian must resit driving test

An 85-year-old woman who drove into a pedestrian on a pedestrian crossing has been disqualified from driving until she passes the driving test. Share this image Mary Leonard, of Abohill Road, Belcoo, was also fined £200 when she appeared at Fermanagh Court and admitted driving carelessly. A charged that she contravened a traffic light was withdrawn. A prosecutor told the court that...

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...