It sounds like something you’d only see in an action movie – a motorist speeding headlong into oncoming traffic on a busy motorway. But apparently this crazy sight isn’t as rare as you’d think.
In fact, according to Road Safety Authority chief executive Noel Brett, high-risk incidents of motorists driving the wrong direction down motorways have [...]
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In January 2011 a total of 21,078 new cars were registered, an increase of almost a third over the same time a year ago The latest figures released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that Toyota topped these sales with registrations of 3,704 cars, followed by Ford with 2,514, Volkswagen with [...]
Just when you thought it was safe to put your woolly hat, triple-insulated gloves and ski jacket away…our old enemy looks set to make another unwelcome visit. We should call it ‘REVENGE OF THE SNOW – Part 3′. According to Met Éireann, the snow is expected to return to Ireland over the next few days [...]
There are traffic jams and then there are Chinese ‘traffic jams’. We all know that feeling of being stuck in our car in bumper-to-bumper traffic that’s barely moving. Fifteen minutes passes and you’ve moved less than 10 metres. Your blood starts to boil as you watch pedestrians out for a quiet stroll passing you out and [...]
New car sales have increased by 47 per cent between January and July this year compared to the same period last year. According to the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) 74,111 new cars were sold in the first seven months of 2010, compared to just 57,000 from January to July in 2009.
The SIMI [...]
New lower drink driving limits will come into force in September 2011 after the Dáil passed a vote on Wednesday. Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey believes this change to the Road Traffic Bill will save lives and reduce injuries on the roads.
The new Bill will reduce the drink-driving limit to 50 mg – the equivalent [...]