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New Guidance on Medical Fitness to Drive

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New Medical Guidelines for at work drivers The National Programme for Traffic Medicine, a joint initiative between the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI), today launched Sláinte agus Tiomáint Medical Fitness to Drive Guidelines for bus and truck drivers, known as Group 2 drivers. In addition it also contain updated guidelines for Group 1 drivers so it will affect all employees who may drive as part of their work, even if infrequently and using their own vehicles. The main aim of the document is...

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Distracted Driving are you guilty?

Posted by on 10:08 am in Driving For Work, Enforcement, Motorway, Technology, Texting | 0 comments

Distracted Driving are you guilty?

Distracted Driving and our perceptions Liberty Insurance contacted me recently regarding their recent survey amongst Irish drivers around the area of distraction. Self reported examples of Distracted Driving are: Digital Distraction (13%) Eating while driving (9%) Talking on the phone (9%) Texting while driving (4%)   How good are we as drivers? In the Liberty Insurance survey only 3% of drivers admitted to being unsafe behind the wheel yet 46% admit to unsafe individual acts while driving. In our own study conducted over the last 20...

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Penalties for not having your Driver CPC

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Penalties for not having your Driver CPC

Penalties for non-compliance So your man in the truck or bus beside you has no Driver CPC done, and he’s proud of it. So what’s going to happen, here’s what the RSA have published in recent times as to the penalties. If you are a professional driver and you do not have a CPC or cannot show that you have a Driver CPC you are breaking the law and could be liable to penalties as follows: Falsifying documentation -fine up to €5,000 Driving without a valid Driver CPC – fine of €2,000 If you or an employer permit another driver,...

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New Rural Speed Limit Sign to be introduced

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New Rural Speed Limit Sign to be introduced

Post by Driving For Work. In February 2012 the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport established a Working Group to review the Speed Limits that apply to roads in the State. The Working Group was tasked with: – – Reviewing and making recommendations on the existing overall system of Speed Limits – Reviewing and making recommendations on signs that accompany Speed Limits – Making recommendations on awareness and communications issues on Speed Limits – Making recommendations on the implementation of suggested...

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Is advanced driving heading down the road of tech

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Post by Driving For Work. Whenever the Scania system is active, steering, braking, acceleration and gearshifts are not controlled by the driver but controlled by the vehicle. The truck will follow the flow of traffic in the traffic jam, moving and stopping as is necessary. Laterally, the truck will follow the lane that it is currently in or the preceding vehicle if there is no clear lane. That’s not all however, a driver can perform secondary tasks while keeping tabs on what is happening around the truck using a new smartphone app. In...

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Is it time to ditch the phone whilst driving?

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Is it time to ditch the phone whilst driving?

Ten years ago it was made illegal to use a mobile phone to talk or text while driving in the UK.  Similiar measures were introduced in Ireland too and currently you can face a 2 penalty point enforcement and a €60 fine for holding a mobile phone whist driving.  Hence came the boom in Hands-free sets as a safe option for in-car conversations by drivers. This is despite us all wondering how much different the hands free sets really were when it came to safer driving, but now there are calls to ban these too. According to road safety charity...

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Car and Trailer Driving Licence

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Car and Trailer Driving Licence

Car and Trailer Driving Licence Announcement RSA has decided that a person who held a full driving licence for a car before 13 November 1989 and who did not then avail of the car and trailer licence option may now do so. To check whether a driver is entitled to apply for the car and trailer licence the Road Safety Authority (RSA) must be satisfied that the driver held the car licence before 13 November 1989 and this initial assessment is being carried out by the RSA. Couple of things to remember though You must have been born before 13...

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Driver CPC – Ten Months for Truck Drivers

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Driver CPC – Ten Months for Truck Drivers

Deadline For Truck Drivers Driver CPC Training Dates 2014 had better be in your heads now as with 16 weeks to go the countdown has begun! There are just over 16 weeks to the deadline for truck drivers who need to attend 35 hours of periodic Driver CPC Training in order to obtain their Driver CPC Card (Driver Qualification Card).  I have 2014 dates to help you plan ahead and ensure that you meet the deadline. Choose your course from our comprehensive range of RSA Driver CPC  accredited courses – you’ll find them here: Driver CPC Courses Be...

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Manual Handling Course for Drivers

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Manual Handling Course for Drivers

Manual Handling Course for Drivers What’s it about? “Manual Handling Training Course for Drivers” is designed to give drivers & helpers the skillset and knowledge to perform manual handling tasks in a safe manner which will help prevent damage or injury. “Manual Handling  for Drivers” is designed for drivers & helpers who are dealing with any transporting or supporting of a load  which includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving, which by reason of its characteristics or of unfavourable ergonomic...

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Driver CPC Questions

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      This sets out the requirements for Acquired Rights Drivers – these are drivers who have held a bus or truck licence before Driver CPC was introduced. Acquired Rights Bus Drivers are those who held their licence for bus before the 9th of September 2008. Acquired rights bus drivers must have 5 CPC modules completed before the 9th September 2013. It is a legal requirement for all professional bus drivers to carry a CPC card from 10th September 2013. Acquired Rights Truck Drivers are those who held their licence for...

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