Push to get learner drivers to take test

Push to get learner drivers to take test

Learner drivers could get extra time to complete parts of their driving test and will be encouraged to save hundreds of euro on insurance costs by successfully qualifying for full licences.

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383 drivers reported for illegal licences last year, according to RSA

383 drivers reported for illegal licences last year, according to RSA

There was a 35% increase in the number of complaints of driving-licence fraud last year.

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Number of motorists disqualified for drug-driving rose by 12% last year

Number of motorists disqualified for drug-driving rose by 12% last year

The Courts Service says 3,845 people were disqualified from driving due to these offences in 2018

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Seven cars a day seized by gardaí from unaccompanied learner drivers

Seven cars a day seized by gardaí from unaccompanied learner drivers

From December to the end of March, more than 700 cars were seized according to the Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan.

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'There is an estimated 29-week waiting time to get a driving test' - Calls for more driving instructors to be hired

'There is an estimated 29-week waiting time to get a driving test' - Calls for more driving instructors to be hired

Road Safety Authority (RSA) figures show 52 driving test were instructors hired in 2018 - well short of the target of 67. In 2017, the number of instructors hired was 15.

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Boy racers are using James Bond-style retractable licence plates to dodge tolls and fines

Boy racers are using James Bond-style retractable licence plates to dodge tolls and fines

James Bond-style revolving or retractable licence plates are being used by boy racers to avoid paying tolls and speeding fines, gardaí are warning.

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337 cars driven by unaccompanied learner drivers seized by gardaí

337 cars driven by unaccompanied learner drivers seized by gardaí

377 cars driven by unaccompanied learner drivers have been seized since the introduction of new legislation.

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Young drivers struggling because of new legislation, says councillor

Young drivers struggling because of new legislation, says councillor

There are calls for learner drivers to be allowed to drive unaccompanied again.

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Less than half passed their driving test in 2018, figures show

Less than half passed their driving test in 2018, figures show

Kilrush in Co. Clare had the lowest pass rate of just 34%.

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Shane Ross to propose new speeding penalties to Cabinet

Shane Ross to propose new speeding penalties to Cabinet

It would see people charged a higher amount the more they're over the limit.

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Head west for the best chance in driving test

Head west for the best chance in driving test

Want to pass your driving test? Head west and avoid Dublin.

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RSA planning crackdown as thousands 'use loophole to avoid full driving test'

RSA planning crackdown as thousands 'use loophole to avoid full driving test'

There is reported to be more than 55,000 drivers using a loophole to avoid doing the full test.

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Returning emigrants will only have to take half number of mandatory driving lessons before sitting test

Returning emigrants will only have to take half number of mandatory driving lessons before sitting test

Returning emigrants will only have to take half the number of mandatory driving lessons before applying for a test.

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Car owners could face jail for allowing learners drive alone

Car owners could face jail for allowing learners drive alone

Car owners could face jail for letting learner drivers use their vehicle without supervision.

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