Company fined in Fatal Bus Crash

A fine of €25,000 was imposed on O’Reilly Commercials Ltd today (Monday 29th July) by Judge Heneghan in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.   The Company, O’Reilly Commercials Ltd, was found guilty of a breach of health and safety legislation. It was convicted by...

The Driver CPC Countdown has started

This week the end of June 2013 has seen a huge rush by drivers for spaces on courses as the countdown begins towards the September 9th deadline. This last week has seen a huge increase in numbers attending courses, some of these drivers for the very first time. Yes I...
Don’t delay your driver cpc

Don’t delay your driver cpc

Acquired Rights Truck Drivers and Dual Drivers (Drivers maintaining Bus & Truck categories, but only currently using Truck category)  are required to have their training complete by 10th August 2014 to ensure that they will receive their Driver Qualification Card...
Drivers Hours & Analogue Tachographs

Drivers Hours & Analogue Tachographs

Defensive Driving Theory Module – Duration 3.5 Hours                       This course gives an overview of current legislation and its requirements including any exemptions that may apply. It examines the...

Do you know our drivers are getting older?

IOSH Ireland Southern District 17th Annual Conference – ”Safety the age old question” and District AGM  I’ve been asked to speak at this conference on the 16th April 2013 and to have a look at how our driving is affected as we age. You might be aware that...
Remembering Road Traffic Victims – IRVA

Remembering Road Traffic Victims – IRVA

IRVA – The Irish Road Victims’ Association I was speaking with Donna Price over the last few months from IRVA – The Irish Road Victims’ Association who do remarkable work for the bereaved whose family members lives have been cut short on our roads. Donna...
Changes across the EU in Driving

Changes across the EU in Driving

Driving Age Raised and other changes   January 2013 was an interesting month from every angle here at SafeDrivingForWork.com The 19th of January was a unique day across the EU which saw the introduction of the new EU Driving Licence across member states. The age...
New Look Irish Driving Licence

New Look Irish Driving Licence

New Plastic Card Driving Licence The New Plastic Card Driving Licence is due to be introduced next week so a brief update about how this will look and how it will affect you. Plans for the introduction of the new Plastic Card Driving Licence.   The main points...
Why do drivers have to under go annual driver CPC training?

Why do drivers have to under go annual driver CPC training?

Why do drivers have to undergo annual training? Under an EU Directive professional Bus and Truck drivers need to have a vocational qualification as well as their driving licence. This applies to drivers of mini buses over 9 seats and any drivers of trucks over 3.5...

Motor Tax Rates other vehicles

Motor Tax rates for vehicles other than Private Cars, PSV Vehicles, Goods Vehicles are classed as  MISCELLANEOUS VEHICLES and new tax rates come into effect for such vehicles in January 2013 Veteran and vintage vehicles come into this category as do agricultural...