Necessity & the Seminal Case of R v Dudley and Stephen’s

Necessity & the Seminal Case of R v Dudley and Stephen’s      Harrington Driver Training Services This paper fundamentally concerns the 1884 criminal case of Dudley and Stephen’s who were charged with cannibalism on the high seas where they ate a cabin boy in order to survive and whether the ‘Law of Necessity’ applied. Was […]

Tailgating & the Ability  to Stop ‘Undramatically’

      Tailgating & the Ability to Stop ‘Undramatically’ Harrington Driver Training Services Tailgating is one of the most dangerous – and common driver behaviours seen on our roads. A shocking 87 per cent of drivers say they have experienced or witnessed it, and more than 100 people each year are killed or seriously […]

Road Safety Ireland – August  2021

     Harrington Driver Training Services This issue…   ·        New Drivers Losing Their Licence ·        70mph Speed Limit Reduced in Wet Weather ·        New Enforcement Cameras ‘To Cut Road Danger and Congestion’ ·        New Law Requires Public Bodies to Use More Electric Vehicles ·        Skid Resistance & Collision Risk ·        e-Palette Operations Suspended ·        Cycling […]

The Benefits of Daytime Running Lights

       Harrington Driver Training Services Most of the people might wonder or question over the necessity of having Daytime Running Lights. Also, some of them might feel it is just an adornment for the car which has no fruitful purpose because already there is a headlight installed in all cars. Well, the case is […]

Police Cars of Today & Yesteryear

     Harrington Driver Training Services A police car is the description for a vehicle used by police, to assist with their duties in patrolling and responding to incidents. Typical uses of a police car include transportation for officers to reach the scene of an incident quickly, to transport criminal suspects, or to patrol an area, […]

The Effects of the Demerit Points System

          Harrington Driver  Training Services   Similar to other European countries, Ireland uses demerit points to enforce the Rules of the Road and improve road safety. If you commit a motoring offence, and the penalty for the offence includes penalty (demerit) points, your driving licence will be endorsed with one or more penalty […]

Rogue Drivers – Unlicensed to Kill!

     Harrington Driver Training Services Driving without a licence is a serious offence that can carry significant penalties. Under the Road Traffic Act 1998, it is an offence to drive a vehicle without a licence that is appropriate to a vehicle of that particular class. Likewise, it is not permitted to drive a vehicle on […]

     : The Right to Choose the Lesser Evil

     : The Right to Choose the Lesser Evil Harrington Driver Training Services Necessity is a general and ill-defined doctrine.  It must be ‘ill-defined’ because the circumstances in which it may be applied are undefined.  But the doctrine does exist.  Where a person, whether a professional rescuer or not, believes and has some reason to […]