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...

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%)...

Speed Limit Changes for Buses / Coaches

Speed Limit Changes for Buses On of the most popular questions on the Driver CPC course for bus drivers is about speed limits for buses. The speed limits were changed from the 1st February 2009  that have changed the maximum speed limits for Buses and Coaches when...

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...