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#Road Safety Authority

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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'

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should electric scooters be banned from public roads?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

Did you sit your driving test this year? Here are the pass rates for each RSA test centre for 2018

Data released to TheJournal.ie showed the pass rates for each centre where a car tests was carried out this year.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Gardaí to commence Operation Open City today as Christmas road safety strategy is launched

A new ad campaign will also promote the dangers of drink driving through a virtual reality experience.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Drink drivers face automatic disqualification from midnight as new laws come into effect

The new law removes a concession in previous legislation by which some drink drivers received penalty points instead of being disqualified.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 15 October, 2018

NCT contract worth €650 million up for grabs for ten years to 2030

Applus, the company which currently operates the test, made €6.5 million in profit last year, down 20% from 2016.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 1 October, 2018

Traffic lights that take longer to change could reduce older pedestrian road deaths

An RSA lecture today heard pedestrian risk increases with age.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 25 August, 2018

'Young people think they're indestructible': How can Donegal prevent more young road fatalities?

21 people under the age of 30 have been killed on Donegal’s roads this decade.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 9 July, 2018

Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide

Transport Minister Shane Ross says drink-driving culture is ‘flourishing’ in Ireland.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 2 June, 2018

'First of its kind' tractor-testing course launched

A new EU directive requires commercial tractors to undergo a special roadworthiness test.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Two influencers to return road safety campaign fees after wearing seatbelts incorrectly

The RSA used 10 influencers in a campaign last year – but won’t be using any this year.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 9 April, 2018

Security called after people refuse to leave Dublin driving licence centre without getting an appointment

People had queued for up to two hours to try to secure an appointment to apply for a driving licence before the centre closed.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 30 March, 2018

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Motorists warned about hailstones as gardaí attend number of crashes

Drivers on motorways in particular have been advised to be vigilant.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Garda checkpoints for drink and drugs to be set up nationwide over Easter weekend

59 people have been killed or seriously injured in Easter crashes since 2012.

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