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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# road accidents

This year
Speed limits, checkpoints and shock tactics: How do we tackle rising road deaths
Ireland is on track to increase its annual road fatalities for the second year in a row.
All time
'We’re painting a picture of a very specific kind of motorcyclist who love to speed'
Motorcyclists are six times more likely to be killed on the road than any other road user.
Two men die in separate crashes in Leinster
The two incidents took place in different counties this morning.
91% of culpable drivers in car crashes caused by speed were men
One third of fatal Irish road crashes were caused by speed.
Road accidents account for almost 40% of child deaths in Ireland
Even worse – the number of fatalities on our roads of children aged under 15 almost tripled last year.
Irish roads are incredibly dangerous places for cyclists
New data from the Road Safety Authority looks at cycling injuries between 2002 and 2012.
Almost 700 people arrested for drink driving over festive period - 13 on Christmas Day
Gardaí have confirmed that 17 people were killed on the roads between December 1 and January 4 while 32 people were seriously injured.
These fantastic people are making our roads safer every day
Heart-warming stories of community outreach from the Road Safety Authority’s Leading Light Awards.
Are ignition locks the answer to cutting drink-drive deaths?
Ireland is considering introducing them as a sentencing option in drink-driving convictions, a measure recommended this week in the US.
The Evening Fix: Friday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
No breathalysers for over half of drivers in fatal accidents - despite mandatory tests
Department of Justice figures show that less than only 35 drivers – of 107 involved in fatal accidents – have been tested.
A quarter of motorists groom themselves while driving
International survey shows that up to 20 per cent admit to having changed their clothes while behind the wheel.
One in eight drivers admit to collision or 'near miss' with cyclists
A survey by AA Motor Insurance finds that 12 per cent of motorists have (almost) had run-ins with cyclists in the last two years.
Watch: Should there be a traffic law crackdown on cyclists?
Victimised on the roads or taking liberties with the law? The behaviour of those on two wheels is discussed in this video vox pop (you can have your say at the end too…)
Ireland one of best in EU at reducing deaths of pedestrians
The country sees a decrease in the deaths of the most vulnerable users of the road – but EU-wide report shows that motorcyclists still hugely at risk.
Take 5: Thursday
5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.
Australian town changes name from 'Speed' to 'SpeedKills' to promote road safety
One resident of the tiny town in rural Australia will even change his name as part of the campaign.
Warning! Parents at large...
Sound advice released on protecting children from disease and road accidents – but are parents worrying about all the wrong dangers?