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#Road Deaths

# road-deaths - Friday 6 January, 2017

Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years

Jan 6th 2017, 9:37 PM 16,530 Views 62 Comments

Meanwhile, the Road Safety Authority is looking into establishing a public database of disqualified drivers.

# road-deaths - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Poll: Do you agree with naming and shaming drink drivers?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with naming and shaming drink drivers?

Jan 4th 2017, 10:00 PM 35,963 Views 84 Comments

Minister Shane Ross has described 2016 as a “disastrous year” for road safety.

Shane Ross considering 'naming and shaming' drink drivers like tax defaulters
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

Shane Ross considering 'naming and shaming' drink drivers like tax defaulters

Jan 4th 2017, 2:01 PM 13,150 Views 48 Comments

Meanwhile, a Fine Gael MEP has called for breathalysers to be installed in the cars of repeat offenders.

# road-deaths - Friday 30 December, 2016

Body of woman in her 80s found this morning after car crash last night
# RIP
# RIP

Body of woman in her 80s found this morning after car crash last night

Dec 30th 2016, 4:41 PM 31,813 Views 4 Comments

She was pronounced dead at the scene in Cavan.

# road-deaths - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside

Dec 20th 2016, 8:00 PM 27,249 Views 43 Comments

A number of new measures about drug driving, written-off vehicles and uninsured drivers have been given the green light.

# road-deaths - Friday 9 December, 2016

Woman (25) dies after her car hits wall in Waterford
# Witness Appeal
# Witness Appeal

Woman (25) dies after her car hits wall in Waterford

Dec 9th 2016, 8:07 PM 20,230 Views 4 Comments

The crash happened last night and the woman was pronounced dead today.

# road-deaths - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Elderly man dies after being hit by car in Roscommon
# Frenchpark
# Frenchpark

Elderly man dies after being hit by car in Roscommon

Dec 8th 2016, 7:25 PM 13,988 Views 8 Comments

The N5 is closed between Frenchpark and Ballaghaderreen and diversions are in place.

Mother whose son was killed by drink driver brings about change in bail law
# Driving Ban
# Driving Ban

Mother whose son was killed by drink driver brings about change in bail law

Dec 8th 2016, 6:13 PM 20,059 Views 26 Comments

Drink drivers involved in fatal crashes will not be permitted to drive while they are awaiting trial.

# road-deaths - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Man dies after being struck by vehicle in Limerick
# Kilmallock
# Kilmallock

Man dies after being struck by vehicle in Limerick

Dec 7th 2016, 10:47 PM 16,069 Views 13 Comments

A section of the road remains closed to facilitate a garda forensic examination.

# road-deaths - Monday 5 December, 2016

Post-mortems to take place after three killed in Waterford crash
# Dungarvan
# Dungarvan

Post-mortems to take place after three killed in Waterford crash

Dec 5th 2016, 7:25 AM 25,862 Views 4 Comments

Six people who were injured in the collision remain in hospital this morning.

# road-deaths - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Remembering my sister: '75 days have now come and gone since gardaí broke the news'
# RIP
# RIP

Remembering my sister: '75 days have now come and gone since gardaí broke the news'

Nov 20th 2016, 6:31 PM 1,038 Views 9 Comments

Today is the first one that my sister Donna Fox is among those we are remembering, writes Neil Fox on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

# road-deaths - Saturday 19 November, 2016

'We need to remember that there are real lives, real families behind these statistics'
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

'We need to remember that there are real lives, real families behind these statistics'

Nov 19th 2016, 7:45 AM 4,969 Views 14 Comments

23,949 people have died on Irish roads since records began in 1959.

# road-deaths - Friday 18 November, 2016

Almost one in five road death victims in 2013 tested positive for illegal drugs
# RSA Report
# RSA Report

Almost one in five road death victims in 2013 tested positive for illegal drugs

Nov 18th 2016, 5:54 PM 10,227 Views 22 Comments

Prescription medication almost as common as alcohol in road deaths, according to RSA report.

# road-deaths - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Eight road deaths in four days: Are garda numbers and the housing crisis making things worse?
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Eight road deaths in four days: Are garda numbers and the housing crisis making things worse?

Oct 25th 2016, 4:02 PM 20,838 Views 53 Comments

The Road Safety Authority is worried about an increasing trend.

Woman in her 80s dies after single-vehicle crash in Roscommon
# Castlerea
# Castlerea

Woman in her 80s dies after single-vehicle crash in Roscommon

Oct 25th 2016, 1:29 PM 10,831 Views 3 Comments

The car she was driving hit a wall on Sunday.

Woman in her 20s dies after car hits wall in Dublin
# Witness Appeal
# Witness Appeal

Woman in her 20s dies after car hits wall in Dublin

Oct 25th 2016, 7:35 AM 30,779 Views 7 Comments

The driver, a man in his 20s, and a female passenger in her late teens were taken to Beaumont Hospital.

# road-deaths - Monday 24 October, 2016

13 people die in tour bus crash in California
# Palm Springs
# Palm Springs

13 people die in tour bus crash in California

Oct 24th 2016, 7:16 AM 13,835 Views 0 Comments

Authorities said it appeared the 1996 bus didn’t have seat belts and it is likely speeding played a role.

# road-deaths - Saturday 22 October, 2016

341 drivers caught speeding in 24-hour garda crackdown
# Slow Down
# Slow Down

341 drivers caught speeding in 24-hour garda crackdown

Oct 22nd 2016, 1:35 PM 15,889 Views 42 Comments

Gardaí have thanked the tens of thousands of drivers on Irish roads who were found to be compliant.

# road-deaths - Friday 14 October, 2016

Woman dies after car collides with tractor in Mayo
# Claremorris
# Claremorris

Woman dies after car collides with tractor in Mayo

Oct 14th 2016, 10:03 AM 17,108 Views 6 Comments

The road between Claremorris and Balla is currently closed.

# road-deaths - Monday 3 October, 2016

Alcohol a factor in almost one third of fatal motorcycle crashes
# Road Safety Authority
# Road Safety Authority

Alcohol a factor in almost one third of fatal motorcycle crashes

Oct 3rd 2016, 1:05 PM 10,846 Views 36 Comments

Speed also played a role in half of crashes where someone died.

# road-deaths - Friday 30 September, 2016

London to copy Dublin as UK capital plans to ban HGVs from the city
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

London to copy Dublin as UK capital plans to ban HGVs from the city

Sep 30th 2016, 12:08 PM 9,042 Views 17 Comments

New mayor Sadiq Khan wants a total ban on dangerous lorries in the English capital.

# road-deaths - Saturday 30 July, 2016

'It has destroyed the lives of five families': 24 hours of tragedy on Donegal's roads
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

'It has destroyed the lives of five families': 24 hours of tragedy on Donegal's roads

Jul 30th 2016, 7:45 AM 16,534 Views 33 Comments

Six people have lost their lives in road collisions in Donegal this year – five of those road deaths occurred this week.

# road-deaths - Thursday 28 July, 2016

'We are devastated': Tributes paid to musician killed in car crash in Galway
# Big Generator
# Big Generator

'We are devastated': Tributes paid to musician killed in car crash in Galway

Jul 28th 2016, 7:03 PM 56,570 Views 11 Comments

Tony Rice was the drummer in popular band Big Generator.

# road-deaths - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Four men killed in three separate road crashes
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

Four men killed in three separate road crashes

Jul 27th 2016, 10:10 AM 46,227 Views 24 Comments

The crashes happened in Meath, Kildare and Donegal between last night and this morning.

# road-deaths - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Up to 80 more people may die in 2016 if road users don't wake up
# Be Safe
# Be Safe

Up to 80 more people may die in 2016 if road users don't wake up

Jul 26th 2016, 4:34 PM 15,959 Views 41 Comments

The Road Safety Authority issued a warning to all road users ahead of the bank holiday weekend.

# road-deaths - Monday 11 July, 2016

Two men die in separate early morning road crashes
# Cork And Longford
# Cork And Longford

Two men die in separate early morning road crashes

Jul 11th 2016, 1:45 PM 37,081 Views 8 Comments

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to either incident.

# road-deaths - Thursday 23 June, 2016

21-year-old man dies after car collides with truck
# Wexford
# Wexford

21-year-old man dies after car collides with truck

Jun 23rd 2016, 8:41 AM 21,217 Views 6 Comments

Part of the Ballycanew to Wexford road is closed and diversions in place.

# road-deaths - Friday 17 June, 2016

The pain left behind after a hit-and-run: 'I wake in the mornings to face another day without him'
# Dangerous Driving
# Dangerous Driving

The pain left behind after a hit-and-run: 'I wake in the mornings to face another day without him'

Jun 17th 2016, 6:00 AM 19,815 Views 9 Comments

The Maher family tell their raw story, in their own words.

# road-deaths - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Driver who killed cyclist after breaking red light was already banned from driving
# Sentencing
# Sentencing

Driver who killed cyclist after breaking red light was already banned from driving

Jun 16th 2016, 7:14 PM 36,818 Views 50 Comments

Eugene Maher died from head injuries hours after being struck by a car driven by Christopher Coleman.

# road-deaths - Friday 10 June, 2016

69-year-old killed after his motorcycle hit a pole
# Laois
# Laois

69-year-old killed after his motorcycle hit a pole

Jun 10th 2016, 4:00 PM 12,719 Views 4 Comments

No one else was injured in the collision.

# road-deaths - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Pedestrians urged not to 'stagger' home drunk on country roads
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

Pedestrians urged not to 'stagger' home drunk on country roads

Jun 4th 2016, 7:00 AM 8,876 Views 30 Comments

The RSA has said people automatically vilify drivers when drunk pedestrians are often the causes of fatal collisions.

# road-deaths - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Alcohol was a factor in 330 fatal road collisions in four years
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

Alcohol was a factor in 330 fatal road collisions in four years

Jun 1st 2016, 1:14 PM 8,861 Views 47 Comments

There were 983 fatal collisions on Irish roads between 2008 and 2012.

# road-deaths - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Young man in his early 20s dies in two-car crash in Cork
# Roads
# Roads

Young man in his early 20s dies in two-car crash in Cork

May 18th 2016, 6:58 AM 28,330 Views 14 Comments

Six others were taken to hospital after the collision.

# road-deaths - Saturday 14 May, 2016

If you're driving between 2pm and 4pm, you're more likely to fall into a micro-sleep
# Asleep At The Wheel
# Asleep At The Wheel

If you're driving between 2pm and 4pm, you're more likely to fall into a micro-sleep

May 14th 2016, 7:35 AM 11,302 Views 12 Comments

The dangers of micro-sleeps were highlighted this week when a driver was jailed for two years for killing a young mother after drifting off at the wheel.

# road-deaths - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Man dies in road crash this morning in Waterford
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

Man dies in road crash this morning in Waterford

May 10th 2016, 10:18 AM 19,339 Views 4 Comments

Diversions are in place on the N25 where the crash happened.

# road-deaths - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Man (21) jailed for three months after being caught driving 208km per hour
# Naas
# Naas

Man (21) jailed for three months after being caught driving 208km per hour

May 7th 2016, 10:51 AM 38,367 Views 110 Comments

He was also fined €1,000 and disqualified from driving for four years.

# road-deaths - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Two people in their 70s die in crash in Cork
# Mallow
# Mallow

Two people in their 70s die in crash in Cork

Apr 5th 2016, 7:40 PM 23,488 Views 16 Comments

The N20 Cork to Limerick Road is currently closed.

# road-deaths - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Woman dies after car crash in Donegal
# Letterkenny
# Letterkenny

Woman dies after car crash in Donegal

Mar 24th 2016, 6:39 PM 17,742 Views 2 Comments

The 30-year-old woman died in hospital this afternoon.

# road-deaths - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Man (52) dies after motorcycle collides with car
# Galway
# Galway

Man (52) dies after motorcycle collides with car

Dec 31st 2015, 7:57 AM 16,077 Views 7 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

# road-deaths - Monday 28 December, 2015

Man in his 70s dies in Westmeath crash
# Mullingar
# Mullingar

Man in his 70s dies in Westmeath crash

Dec 28th 2015, 6:10 PM 16,846 Views 6 Comments

The collision happened at about 3.30pm today.