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Half of learner drivers renew their permits at least three times

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Along with school exams, the driving test is one of the most daunting tests there is. According to research from Carzone, 57 per cent of those who hold a provisional licence have renewed it more than three times.

Electric vehicles set to become the new normal for motorists

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Research conducted by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) reveals that two in five adults living in Connacht would consider buying an electric vehicle (EV). The research, which surveyed 1,000 people, found that the lower running costs of driving an EV was the primary reason for considering to purchase (41%), second only to helping the environment (51%).

Motorists get tyre pressure penalty point warning

Irish motorists are being warned they would now be liable to incur points on their licence if their tyres are either under or overinflated.

Galway traffic can ease if we make two hard choices on housing and cars

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During my 33 years, Galway has changed from a large town to a small city. But we haven’t done a good job of managing that change. Housing estate after housing estate has sprung up with little additional services in the form of public transport, cycle lanes, community centres or local businesses. Jobs were located in business and industrial parks far away from where people lived.

Record low road fatalities, but still too many

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Provisional road collision statistics for 2017 show a 15 per cent drop in road deaths in 2017 compared to 2016.

Bawnmore Traffic Safety Group erect stark signs to get message across

The message is stark — do you want to be the first person to die?

Half of motorists using phones daily while driving

It will come as no surprise to you that almost half of Irish motorists encounter drivers using their mobile phone while behind the wheel on a daily basis, according to recent research from AA Ireland.

Public’s views sought on new speed limits for county roads

Proposals for new speed limits on national primary and secondary roads, and regional and local roads, in County Galway, are available for public consultation. Cllr Jim Cuddy is calling on people to make their views known.

Arrests for drink driving in 2017 are now up 10pc

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New data from An Garda Síochána on arrests from drink driving indicates that between January and April this year there was an increase of 18 per cent in the number of arrests for driving under the influence (DUI), compared with the same period in 2016.

 

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