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High insurance costs blamed for drop in young drivers

The number of young people applying for learner permits continues to fall The number of young people holding a driver’s learner permit or full driving licence has dropped significantly in... Read more

Living with a disability

In Ireland the 600,000 people with disabilities are not afforded the same basic human rights as everyone else. Although one of the first countries to sign the UN Convention on... Read more

Age Friendly parking for Longford

Plans to introduce ‘Age Friendly’ parking spaces in Longford town have reached a step closer following a meeting of members of Longford Municipal District last week. Longford town became an... Read more

Disabled signs call for the Square in Mountrath

Installed disabled parking signs in The Square, Mountrath, proposed Cllr James Kelly at the recent meeting of the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District meeting last Thursday. The reply to the Indepenent councillor... Read more

Ballyfermot woman fined by Tallaght Court for parking in disabled space

A BALLYFERMOT woman who parked in a disabled parking spot has been fined €350 by Tallaght Court. Rosanna Moore, with an address at Decies Road, Ballyfermot, was accused of parking... Read more

Garda to start drug testing motorists from April 12

GARDAÍ are to begin testing motorists for drug use from next Wednesday. Using special drug detection kits, the preliminary drug testing will indicate the use of cannabis, cocaine, opiates and... Read more

Transport Minister Shane Ross said last month he is considering bringing in…

Fionnuala Jones 6 minutes ago Last month, Minister for Transport Shane Ross said he is open to new initiatives to improve people's driving - including retesting for elderly motorists. The... Read more

Autonomous vehicles How did we get here where are we going.

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are heading our way, with a general attitude of inevitability apparent throughout the automotive industry. The race for a driverless future is best exemplified by the diverse... Read more

Be sure your medicines don t make you unsafe to drive this hay fever season

Medications can affect a motorists ability to drive safely. Hay fever sufferers need to be aware of the possible effects medication could have on their driving, the Driver and Vehicle... Read more

Left behind People with disabilities four times less likely to be employed

A NEW REPORT has found that people living with disabilities are four times less likely to be employed in Ireland leading to disability activists calling for more to be done... Read more

10 Of Motorists Suffered Breakdown In Past 6 Months

Despite a relatively mild winter, over 10% of motorists have experienced a breakdown within the past 6 months according to recent research from AA Ireland. In a survey of over... Read more

Cork man driving 49 years fails test for 15th time

Ray Heffernan was on Cork's Red FM this morning after failing his driving test for the 15th time. Speaking on The Neil Prendeville Show, Mr Heffernan said he has been... Read more

The Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI) was founded in 1970 by a group of wheelchair users committed to improving the lives of people with physical disabilities.

Based in Ballindine, Claremorris, Co. Mayo, the DDAI has over 5,000 members and 14 dedicated staff. We work to promote the treatment, training, education, rehabilitation and welfare of people living with a physical disability in Ireland.