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#Road Safety Authority

# road-safety-authority - Today’s News

RSA warns of hazardous driving conditions and 'greasy' roads in coming days
# Treacherous Roads
# Treacherous Roads

RSA warns of hazardous driving conditions and 'greasy' roads in coming days

4 hours ago 14,161 Views 15 Comments

The warning comes ahead of an end to the recent dry spell.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 9 July, 2021

Almost a quarter of a million people are now waiting to sit a driving practical or a theory test
# Heavy Traffic
# Heavy Traffic

Almost a quarter of a million people are now waiting to sit a driving practical or a theory test

Jul 9th 2021, 6:00 AM 13,074 Views 23 Comments

The figures show 105,216 are awaiting the driving test, while 119,253 are waiting for a theory test.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 24 May, 2021

Foreign diplomats have avoided prosecution for road traffic offences 12 times in the last two years
# Diplomatic Immunity
# Diplomatic Immunity

Foreign diplomats have avoided prosecution for road traffic offences 12 times in the last two years

May 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 24,457 Views 29 Comments
  • Niall O'Connor's report looks at the amount of times diplomats have escaped traffic fines by using their diplomatic immunity.
  • The foreign embassy staff members were nabbed by gardaí across the country but granted immunity from prosecution.
  • According to documents obtained by The Journal, the Department of Foreign Affairs were notified 17 times either by gardaí or by embassies.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Drug-driving incidents jump 11% this year despite Covid-19 lockdown
# Road Safety Authority
# Road Safety Authority

Drug-driving incidents jump 11% this year despite Covid-19 lockdown

Apr 1st 2021, 7:48 PM 9,720 Views 48 Comments

Authorities warn motorists of the dangers of drug driving ahead of the Easter bank holiday weekend.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 13 March, 2021

Learners could face higher insurance costs over growing waiting lists for driving tests, RSA report says
# Reputational Risk
# Reputational Risk

Learners could face higher insurance costs over growing waiting lists for driving tests, RSA report says

Mar 13th 2021, 8:00 AM 22,815 Views 29 Comments

The Road Safety Authority also warned of “reputational risk” for themselves and the Department of Transport over the long waiting lists.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 15 February, 2021

RSA 'categorically rejects' criticism after driving tests cancelled due to cold weather
# Snow Storm
# Snow Storm

RSA 'categorically rejects' criticism after driving tests cancelled due to cold weather

Updated Feb 15th 2021, 5:47 PM 32,520 Views 32 Comments

484 tests were cancelled for weather-related reasons last week.

# road-safety-authority - Sunday 24 January, 2021

RSA confirms plans to allow you sit your car theory test online within a 'number of months'
# BACKLOG
# BACKLOG

RSA confirms plans to allow you sit your car theory test online within a 'number of months'

Jan 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 56,209 Views 30 Comments

A minister has said that the pandemic has had a “profound effect” on theory testing services leading to a large backlog.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 21 January, 2021

RSA 'experiencing delays' with online customer portal and call centre
# Driving Test
# Driving Test

RSA 'experiencing delays' with online customer portal and call centre

Jan 21st 2021, 3:46 PM 26,630 Views 22 Comments

The RSA launched a new online portal in December.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 1 January, 2021

Road Safety Authority reports 149 deaths on Irish roads in 2020
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Road Safety Authority reports 149 deaths on Irish roads in 2020

Jan 1st 2021, 12:11 PM 32,809 Views 57 Comments

There was a 25% reduction in the number of serious or minor injuries in 2020.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 31 December, 2020

90% of Irish motorists disqualified by a court in 2020 have not surrendered their licences
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

90% of Irish motorists disqualified by a court in 2020 have not surrendered their licences

Dec 31st 2020, 12:05 AM 27,994 Views 37 Comments

The figure was revealed in response to a Parliamentary Question last month.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Did you sit your driving test this year? Here are the pass rates for each RSA test centre for 2020
# On The Road
# On The Road

Did you sit your driving test this year? Here are the pass rates for each RSA test centre for 2020

Dec 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 62,062 Views 23 Comments

Here’s how drivers fared at each centre across the country this year.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 11 December, 2020

Gardaí catch 532 motorists speeding during first nine hours of National Slow Down Day
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Gardaí catch 532 motorists speeding during first nine hours of National Slow Down Day

Updated Dec 11th 2020, 6:11 PM 28,146 Views 62 Comments

The detection was made as part of National Slow Down Day.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Ban on learner driver permits for asylum seekers not discrimination, court rules
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Ban on learner driver permits for asylum seekers not discrimination, court rules

Jul 30th 2020, 6:12 PM 31,863 Views 49 Comments

The ruling overturns a previous finding in favour of people living in direct

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Drivers urged to slow down as more cyclists and pedestrians are on the roads
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Drivers urged to slow down as more cyclists and pedestrians are on the roads

Jun 10th 2020, 11:41 AM 12,892 Views 95 Comments

Roads around Ireland are getting busier as Covid-19 restrictions start to ease.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Concern over speeding drivers and pedestrian deaths during Covid-19 restrictions
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Concern over speeding drivers and pedestrian deaths during Covid-19 restrictions

Apr 29th 2020, 4:43 PM 18,467 Views 31 Comments

Six pedestrians have been killed on Irish roads since the schools were closed in the middle of March.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Call for better cycling infrastructure after research shows 4 in 5 cyclist injuries happen in urban areas
# Road Safety Authority
# Road Safety Authority

Call for better cycling infrastructure after research shows 4 in 5 cyclist injuries happen in urban areas

Mar 4th 2020, 11:01 PM 15,714 Views 99 Comments

The Road Safety Authority also wants a greater roll-out of 30km/h limits in urban areas.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 2 March, 2020

Motorists urged to reduce speed after seven people died on Irish roads last weekend
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Motorists urged to reduce speed after seven people died on Irish roads last weekend

Mar 2nd 2020, 2:35 PM 13,560 Views 43 Comments

Garda superintendent Eddie Golden appealed for people to “have a positive contribution to road safety”.

# road-safety-authority - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Ireland had the highest rate of increase in cyclist deaths in the EU over 10 years
# Cyclist
# Cyclist

Ireland had the highest rate of increase in cyclist deaths in the EU over 10 years

Feb 2nd 2020, 5:41 PM 22,003 Views 181 Comments

Between 2010 and 2018, cyclist deaths across the EU fell on average by 0.4% annually. In Ireland, this figure was an 8% increase.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 6 January, 2020

Motorist who got someone else to sit theory exam was caught after RSA staff recognised impersonator
# Driver Theory Test
# Driver Theory Test

Motorist who got someone else to sit theory exam was caught after RSA staff recognised impersonator

Jan 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 55,067 Views 50 Comments

The candidate was one of nine people who aroused suspicion during driver theory tests last year.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

45% increase in number of driver deaths on Irish roads in 2019
# Road Safety Authority
# Road Safety Authority

45% increase in number of driver deaths on Irish roads in 2019

Jan 1st 2020, 7:58 AM 44,145 Views 80 Comments

A total of 148 people died on Irish roads last year, according to provisional figures.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Over 3,500 people were seriously injured on Irish roads in four-year period
# Road Injury
# Road Injury

Over 3,500 people were seriously injured on Irish roads in four-year period

Nov 28th 2019, 5:34 PM 5,794 Views 32 Comments

Nearly one-third of serious injury collisions took place in Dublin

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

'She's completely wrong': Transport minister blasts Fine Gael candidate over call to scrap RSA
# Verona Murphy
# Verona Murphy

'She's completely wrong': Transport minister blasts Fine Gael candidate over call to scrap RSA

Nov 26th 2019, 4:53 PM 24,344 Views 70 Comments

Verona Murphy has clashed with the RSA in her role with the Irish Road Hauliers’ Association.

# road-safety-authority - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Almost 90% of motorists disqualified this year have not surrendered their licences
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Almost 90% of motorists disqualified this year have not surrendered their licences

Nov 24th 2019, 1:30 PM 21,389 Views 30 Comments

The figure is the lowest rate in the past five years.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Poll: Should newly qualified young motorists be banned from driving at night?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should newly qualified young motorists be banned from driving at night?

Oct 26th 2019, 9:45 AM 54,543 Views 164 Comments

It follows the proposed introduction of a similar ban in the UK.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Gardaí warn of 'dramatic growth' in drug driving

Gardaí warn of 'dramatic growth' in drug driving

Oct 24th 2019, 3:57 PM 14,714 Views 43 Comments

The warning comes ahead of the October Bank Holiday weekend.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 7 October, 2019

Two-thirds of drug drivers test positive for cannabis at roadside tests
# Drug Testing
# Drug Testing

Two-thirds of drug drivers test positive for cannabis at roadside tests

Oct 7th 2019, 11:54 AM 20,820 Views 56 Comments

Cocaine was the second main illicit drug detected in tests.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 23 August, 2019

E-scooters should be legalised on Irish roads, says new report - but 'investment' is needed
# New Rules
# New Rules

E-scooters should be legalised on Irish roads, says new report - but 'investment' is needed

Aug 23rd 2019, 10:01 AM 17,244 Views 133 Comments

Electric scooters are currently not regulated in Ireland.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 22 August, 2019

RSA blasts Garda restructuring plan, accuses force of 'downgrading' road safety
# Garda Shake-up
# Garda Shake-up

RSA blasts Garda restructuring plan, accuses force of 'downgrading' road safety

Aug 22nd 2019, 9:48 PM 26,027 Views 35 Comments

The RSA is “very concerned” that Roads Policing was not among the four areas identified as ‘key focus areas’ for Gardaí.

# road-safety-authority - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Driving licence applications nearly treble in a month as Road Safety Authority steps up Brexit warnings
# Preparations
# Preparations

Driving licence applications nearly treble in a month as Road Safety Authority steps up Brexit warnings

Aug 18th 2019, 6:30 AM 25,754 Views 30 Comments

The RSA has been warning UK driving licence-holders to exchange them for Irish licences before Brexit.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Over 5,000 people have asked the Road Safety Authority about post-Brexit driving licences since March 2019
# Must Read
# Must Read

Over 5,000 people have asked the Road Safety Authority about post-Brexit driving licences since March 2019

Jul 30th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,912 Views 27 Comments

Thousands of people have contacted the RSA about Brexit and driving licences since the end of February.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Decision on E-scooter regulations due shortly, as minister says electric scooter users should have a driving licence
# New Rules
# New Rules

Decision on E-scooter regulations due shortly, as minister says electric scooter users should have a driving licence

May 22nd 2019, 1:22 PM 59,722 Views 181 Comments

Shane Ross has asked the RSA to research scooter regulations in other countries.

# road-safety-authority - Sunday 28 April, 2019

New online booking system for driving tests to be launched in the autumn
# Driving Test
# Driving Test

New online booking system for driving tests to be launched in the autumn

Apr 28th 2019, 6:32 AM 21,541 Views 14 Comments

Currently the national average waiting time for a driving test is eight weeks.

Driving testers accused of being 'rude', 'condescending' and 'inappropriate' in complaints to RSA
# Driving Test
# Driving Test

Driving testers accused of being 'rude', 'condescending' and 'inappropriate' in complaints to RSA

Apr 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 53,046 Views 113 Comments

Complaints include drivers being told to disregard speed limits and testers getting into shouting matches.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 8 April, 2019

'I was alarmed': Mental health Minister raised concerns about content of Noel Clancy ad with RSA
# Jim Daly
# Jim Daly

'I was alarmed': Mental health Minister raised concerns about content of Noel Clancy ad with RSA

Apr 8th 2019, 12:05 AM 44,976 Views 84 Comments

Jim Daly contacted the authority after his constituents raised concerns about the ad.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 21 March, 2019

RSA tells those living in Ireland with a UK drivers licence: 'Better to be safe than sorry, swap your licence now'
# Invalid
# Invalid

RSA tells those living in Ireland with a UK drivers licence: 'Better to be safe than sorry, swap your licence now'

Mar 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 31,648 Views 48 Comments

In the event of a no-deal Brexit the driving licence of a UK licence holder living in Ireland will no longer be recognised.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 4 March, 2019

Poll: Should electric scooters be banned from public roads?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Should electric scooters be banned from public roads?

Mar 4th 2019, 9:24 AM 43,280 Views 110 Comments

Dublin City Council has led calls for the two-wheeled vehicles to be banned.

# road-safety-authority - Sunday 24 February, 2019

Poll: Do road safety ads have any impact on you?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do road safety ads have any impact on you?

Feb 24th 2019, 9:46 AM 22,778 Views 73 Comments

The RSA has received dozens of complaints over an ad about the so-called ‘Clancy Amendment.

'A disgusting example': Road Safety Authority sent dozens of complaints over L-driver ad campaign
# Clancy Amendment
# Clancy Amendment

'A disgusting example': Road Safety Authority sent dozens of complaints over L-driver ad campaign

Feb 24th 2019, 12:05 AM 77,121 Views 242 Comments

The ad warning learner motorists not to drive unaccompanied began airing in December.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 7 January, 2019

Motorist caught cheating twice in same theory test - once with a bluetooth device
# Freedom Of Information
# Freedom Of Information

Motorist caught cheating twice in same theory test - once with a bluetooth device

Updated Jan 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 52,594 Views 42 Comments

Six people were caught cheating in their theory test by RSA officials between 2017 and 2018.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Quiz: Could you still pass your Driver Theory Test?
# It's Quizzness Time
# It's Quizzness Time

Quiz: Could you still pass your Driver Theory Test?

Dec 29th 2018, 8:30 PM 97,383 Views 68 Comments

How well do you know the rules of the road? Take our quiz and find out.

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