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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Road Deaths

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# Rush
Man (35) dies in two-car collision in Dublin
The occupants of the second car were seriously injured.
# mallow
Man dies when car he is driving collides with bus in Cork
The bus driver was taken to hospital but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
# Meath
'It's such a tragedy': Community in shock after woman (26) dies in crash
Her two children are in hospital, with one in a serious condition.
# Road Safety
Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed
Meanwhile, just over half of people want drink driving alcohol limits to remain unchanged.
# Road Deaths
Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years
Meanwhile, the Road Safety Authority is looking into establishing a public database of disqualified drivers.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you agree with naming and shaming drink drivers?
Minister Shane Ross has described 2016 as a “disastrous year” for road safety.
# Road Deaths
Shane Ross considering 'naming and shaming' drink drivers like tax defaulters
Meanwhile, a Fine Gael MEP has called for breathalysers to be installed in the cars of repeat offenders.
Body of woman in her 80s found this morning after car crash last night
She was pronounced dead at the scene in Cavan.
# Road Safety
Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside
A number of new measures about drug driving, written-off vehicles and uninsured drivers have been given the green light.
# Witness appeal
Woman (25) dies after her car hits wall in Waterford
The crash happened last night and the woman was pronounced dead today.
# Frenchpark
Elderly man dies after being hit by car in Roscommon
The N5 is closed between Frenchpark and Ballaghaderreen and diversions are in place.
# Driving ban
Mother whose son was killed by drink driver brings about change in bail law
Drink drivers involved in fatal crashes will not be permitted to drive while they are awaiting trial.
# Kilmallock
Man dies after being struck by vehicle in Limerick
A section of the road remains closed to facilitate a garda forensic examination.
# Dungarvan
Post-mortems to take place after three killed in Waterford crash
Six people who were injured in the collision remain in hospital this morning.
Remembering my sister: '75 days have now come and gone since gardaí broke the news'
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
'We need to remember that there are real lives, real families behind these statistics'
23,949 people have died on Irish roads since records began in 1959.
# RSA Report
Almost one in five road death victims in 2013 tested positive for illegal drugs
Prescription medication almost as common as alcohol in road deaths, according to RSA report.
# Road Safety
Eight road deaths in four days: Are garda numbers and the housing crisis making things worse?
The Road Safety Authority is worried about an increasing trend.
# Castlerea
Woman in her 80s dies after single-vehicle crash in Roscommon
The car she was driving hit a wall on Sunday.
# Witness appeal
Woman in her 20s dies after car hits wall in Dublin
The driver, a man in his 20s, and a female passenger in her late teens were taken to Beaumont Hospital.
# palm springs
13 people die in tour bus crash in California
Authorities said it appeared the 1996 bus didn’t have seat belts and it is likely speeding played a role.
# slow down
341 drivers caught speeding in 24-hour garda crackdown
Gardaí have thanked the tens of thousands of drivers on Irish roads who were found to be compliant.
# claremorris
Woman dies after car collides with tractor in Mayo
The road between Claremorris and Balla is currently closed.
# Road Safety Authority
Alcohol a factor in almost one third of fatal motorcycle crashes
Speed also played a role in half of crashes where someone died.
# Road Deaths
London to copy Dublin as UK capital plans to ban HGVs from the city
New mayor Sadiq Khan wants a total ban on dangerous lorries in the English capital.
# Road Deaths
'It has destroyed the lives of five families': 24 hours of tragedy on Donegal's roads
Six people have lost their lives in road collisions in Donegal this year – five of those road deaths occurred this week.
# big generator
'We are devastated': Tributes paid to musician killed in car crash in Galway
Tony Rice was the drummer in popular band Big Generator.
# Road Deaths
Four men killed in three separate road crashes
The crashes happened in Meath, Kildare and Donegal between last night and this morning.
# Be Safe
Up to 80 more people may die in 2016 if road users don't wake up
The Road Safety Authority issued a warning to all road users ahead of the bank holiday weekend.
# cork and longford
Two men die in separate early morning road crashes
Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to either incident.
# Wexford
21-year-old man dies after car collides with truck
Part of the Ballycanew to Wexford road is closed and diversions in place.
# Dangerous Driving
The pain left behind after a hit-and-run: 'I wake in the mornings to face another day without him'
The Maher family tell their raw story, in their own words.
# Sentencing
Driver who killed cyclist after breaking red light was already banned from driving
Eugene Maher died from head injuries hours after being struck by a car driven by Christopher Coleman.
# Laois
69-year-old killed after his motorcycle hit a pole
No one else was injured in the collision.
# Road Deaths
Pedestrians urged not to 'stagger' home drunk on country roads
The RSA has said people automatically vilify drivers when drunk pedestrians are often the causes of fatal collisions.
# Road Deaths
Alcohol was a factor in 330 fatal road collisions in four years
There were 983 fatal collisions on Irish roads between 2008 and 2012.
# Roads
Young man in his early 20s dies in two-car crash in Cork
Six others were taken to hospital after the collision.
# asleep at the wheel
If you're driving between 2pm and 4pm, you're more likely to fall into a micro-sleep
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
Man dies in road crash this morning in Waterford
Diversions are in place on the N25 where the crash happened.
# Naas
Man (21) jailed for three months after being caught driving 208km per hour
He was also fined €1,000 and disqualified from driving for four years.