Road Traffic Law

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All drink driving offenders will have the opportunity to reduce their disqualification period by up to 25 per cent by completing a rehabilitation training course under a new law coming into force today. The Road Traffic (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 has been commenced with effect from Mond

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Ireland's human rights watchdog has been granted permission to act as amicus curiae in a case concerning the National Driving Licence Service’s (NDLS) refusal to permit asylum seekers to exchange their foreign driving licences for Irish ones. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has

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Plans to introduce graduated speeding penalties have been scrapped by the new government. Former Transport Minister Shane Ross had secured Cabinet approval in 2019 for a new system which would have imposed sanctions on drivers according to the extent to which they exceed the speed limit.

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A barrister has discovered a technical error in road traffic legislation which may render arrests in certain cases of drug driving unlawful. David Staunton, who is currently preparing a second edition of his book Drunken Driving, found that the Road Traffic Act 2016 includes a reference to section 1

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Legislation exempting private vehicles of historic interest from annual MOT testing has come into effect. The change applies to private vehicles constructed or first registered more than 40 years ago and aligns Northern Ireland legislation with that in Great Britain.

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Asylum seekers' right to work is being undermined because they are denied access to driving licenses, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has said. The rights watchdog made the remarks following a Dublin Circuit Court ruling which confirmed that a single mother living in a rural D

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A review of legislation allowing for roads to be closed for special events such as street parties or sporting events has begun. Councils, sporting bodies and other organisations have raised concerns about the operation of the Roads (Miscellaneous Provision) Act (Northern Ireland) 2010.

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Nearly three dozen road traffic cases have been struck out following a High Court ruling on the constitutionality of the Road Traffic Acts. Judge Patrick Durcan at Ennis District Court struck out 34 cases, 21 of which were over unpaid speeding fines.

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The Cabinet has approved the plans of Transport Minister Shane Ross to introduce graduated speeding penalties, The Irish Times reports. The proposals seek to impose sanctions on drivers according to the extent to which they exceed the speed limit.

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Up to 28,000 prosecutions are at risk because of a legislative error in the Road Traffic Act 2016. In a written judgment issued yesterday, Ms Justice Úna Ní Raifeartaigh said parts of the law concerning fixed charge notices breached the constitutional right to a fair trial.

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