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New unaccompanied driver laws introduced

I’ve had a few people complain about not being aware of the changes in Irish driving laws in relation Learner and Novice drivers. Well here are the details and both the owners of vehicles driven by these classes of drivers should pay particular attention to the new penalties.

Imported used cars pass the historic 100,000 mark

Imported used cars for the first time in history have reached 100,755 for 2018 an increase of 7.81 per cent on 2017 (93,454). Meanwhile used commercial vehicle imports decreased during 2018; (-2.9%) and similarly with HGV’s, which were down -0.5 per cent.

RSA recognises Ireland’s 2018 Road Safety Champions

The students of an enterprising girls’ national school in Co. Louth who tackled the use of mobile phones by their parents in cars have been awarded the Road Safety Authority (RSA) ‘Gertie Shields Supreme Award’ in road safety for 2018.

NTDA ‘disassociates’ itself from non-member

Further to the NTDA’s announcement on December 5, that it is taking action against a number of UK tyre retailers who are falsely claiming to be members of the Association, it’s Chief Executive, Stefan Hay has issued the following statement:

Brexit deal will protect Northern Irish jobs – Bradley

The British Secretary of State, Karen Bradley MP has promoted the merits of the Brexit withdrawal agreement while touring Northern Ireland towns on Friday. She spoke to business leaders in Newtownards and Bangor, Co. Down, saying that the draft Brexit deal would place Northern Ireland in an unrivalled global position to attract future foreign investment

EU wants TPMS rules on new SUVs and light trucks

The European Union is finalising plans to expand the coverage of type approval provisions that mandate the installation of tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) in new vehicles.

‘No deal’ Brexit catastrophic blow to British auto industry, warn businesses in new survey

Three quarters of UK automotive businesses fear a ‘no-deal’ Brexit will threaten their future viability, according to a new member survey announced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) at its 102nd annual dinner in London this evening. The results highlight the critical need for a Brexit withdrawal deal and transition to prevent

Gardai recover stolen vehicles and plant machinery

As part of a planned multi-units operation Gardai carried out a search of a large industrial lock up premised in Co. Longford yesterday morning (Thursday). During the search a large amount of suspected stolen industrial plant, tools, trailers, vans, cars, engines and car parts with an initial estimate of up to €500,000 (subject to examination)

Pirelli renews partnership with Porsche Club GB until 2023

Pirelli has renewed its agreement with Europe’s largest Porsche Club for the next five years. Porsche Club GB has over 22,000 members, driving more than 60,000 Porsche cars. Pirelli has given the club technical as well as other support for many years.

Parents urged not to gift children quad bikes or scramblers for Christmas

Three of the four people who died in Ireland as a result of an incident involving a quad bike or scrambler were aged 18 or under, in the period 2014 to 2017, according to provisional statistics published by The Road Safety Authority (RSA).

Volvo XC40 crowned Continental Tyres Irish Car of the Year 2019

The Volvo XC40 has been crowned as Continental Tyres Irish Car of the Year 2019