VW Golf gets facelift and tech upgrade for 2017

IF YOU can chart changes in consumer demand through the Volkswagen Golf, which was launched in 1974, then the latest model appears destined to reflect an age when we wanted the objects around us to be cleverer than we are. Unveiled today, and in showrooms...

Han Yue believe it: stunt driver laps Nürburgring on two wheels

THE NÜRBURGRING is widely considered the ultimate test of man and machine. A 12.9-mile racetrack that twists and turns through the densely wooded Eifel mountains in western Germany, it claims crumpled wings, wrecked engines and bruised egos almost daily. Car...

Android Auto update brings infotainment to any old banger

DRIVERS WHOSE car does not have a swish multimedia module could soon forget their touchscreen envy. In the coming days, Google is releasing Android Auto 2.0, the updated version of its system for turning a standard smartphone into a car infotainment centre....

Penalty Points New Rules

Penalty Points New Offences added This last week in Ireland bought about a change in the driving landscape as new offences were added to the list of existing offences that attract penalty points. This is on a backdrop of increasing road fatalities since the first year...

Six tips for drivers using digital tachographs

Digital Tachographs Digital Tachographs were introduced to certain types of vehicles on May 1st 2006, however what do you need to know if you haven’t used one before or you haven’t used a digital tachograph card for a while. Digital Tachographs are a daily...

Newlands Cross

  The Newlands Cross flyover on the N7 has been officially opened by Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe. The road will be open to traffic on Thursday, 20th November 2014 The upgrade will provide a continuous free-flowing route between the M50 Red Cow...

New Guidance on Medical Fitness to Drive

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...
Distracted Driving are you guilty?

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%)...
Penalties for not having your Driver CPC

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...