Road Safety Ireland – March 2019

Licence Exchange If you hold a UK license and are resident in Ireland it is important that you understand that in the event of a no-deal Brexit your license will no longer be valid to drive in Ireland. For that reason you are advised that you should exchange your UK license for an Irish one. […]

Young Drivers – High Risk Exposure

Some portions of this article have been gleaned from a document produced by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 2006 entitled: Young Drivers–The Road to Safety. This document is a comprehensive tome and makes enlightening reading about high risk, young, novice drivers – especially the masculine of the species. Teen drivers tend to […]

‘Light’ Cycle Lanes – Are These The Way to Armadillos?

The London Cycle Design Standards (LCDS) (TfL 2014) defines light segregation as the use of physical objects intermittently placed alongside a cycle lane marking to give additional protection from motorized traffic. Light segregation offers a way to protect space for cyclists and provide a physical buffer between riders and motor traffic. This has been shown to encourage more people to cycle. There […]

ADINJC March 2019 Newsletter

Click here to download your March 2019 Newsletter From the Chair… a monthly report –        – the latest from Lynne and the ADINJC Latest news from the DVSA – – changes to the ORDIT scheme Latest news from the DVLA –        – driving abroad Running your Association – – frequently asked questions Helping Deserving Drivers (HDD) –       […]

Ethics, Morality &‘Ambulance- Chasing’ Lawyers

Ethics, Morality  & “Ambulance – Chasing” Lawyers                                               Tom Harrington LL B F Inst. MTD (February 2019)   A sagacious lawyer must serve the interests of justice as well as those rights and liberties he is to assert and defend and it is the lawyer’s duty not only to plead the client’s cause but to […]

Road Safety Ireland – February 2019

Road Safety Ireland – February 2019                  Tom Harrington LL B F Inst. MTD This issue: Prince Philip Escapes Prosecution Driver Education Course Garda Checkpoints -“Over the Top” ‘Crashed Lives’ TV Advert The Carnage Continues … Insurance Price-fixing Red to Go! Haynes Manual Founder Dies Takata Airbag Vehicle […]

‘Exceptional Hardship’- Mitigating Factors in Speeding Offences

‘Exceptional Hardship’ is frequently pleaded in speeding offence cases where it can be shown that it would have a detrimental effect on a person’s business or employees jobs. By law if you accumulate twelve penalty points or more within a three year period you will be summonsed to appear in court and face disqualification for […]

RSI January 2019 – Tom Harrington (Hons) F Inst. MTD

Road Safety Ireland- January 2019 Tom Harrington LL B (Hons) F Inst. MTD Stayin’ Alive at 1.5 Plans to legislate for a minimum passing distance for motorists passing cyclists have been shelved on the advice of the Attorney General-Seamus Woulfe. Transport Minister Shane Ross said the law officer had concerns about how a minimum passing […]