Advertisement
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 11°C Monday 10 May 2021

#Road Safety Authority

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

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

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

Oct 1st 2018, 2:22 PM 12,230 Views 47 Comments

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?
# Donegal
# Donegal

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

Aug 25th 2018, 7:30 AM 17,490 Views 72 Comments

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
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

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

Jul 9th 2018, 4:24 PM 9,759 Views 48 Comments

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
# Nct For Tractors
# Nct For Tractors

'First of its kind' tractor-testing course launched

Jun 2nd 2018, 7:30 AM 20,788 Views 40 Comments

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
# Under Arm
# Under Arm

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

Apr 28th 2018, 6:30 AM 45,979 Views 34 Comments

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
# Santry
# Santry

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

Apr 9th 2018, 6:10 AM 71,064 Views 97 Comments

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

Motorists warned about hailstones as gardaí attend number of crashes
# Advice
# Advice

Motorists warned about hailstones as gardaí attend number of crashes

Mar 30th 2018, 2:40 PM 23,961 Views 10 Comments

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
# MIT Checkpoints
# MIT Checkpoints

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

Mar 29th 2018, 12:29 PM 13,396 Views 24 Comments

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

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Mar 27th 2018, 4:55 PM 7,394 Views 0 Comments

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Road users urged to be cautious when out tonight and tomorrow
# Road Safety Authority
# Road Safety Authority

Road users urged to be cautious when out tonight and tomorrow

Jan 16th 2018, 7:27 PM 26,623 Views 22 Comments

The RSA has offered tips to people who will be driving during this period, when orange and yellow weather warnings have been issued.

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

Last year saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began in 1959
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Last year saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began in 1959

Jan 1st 2018, 1:16 PM 21,348 Views 74 Comments

This compares to 186 deaths as a result of 174 crashes in 2016.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 22 December, 2017

'Don’t drink and drive, it could be the last trip you ever have'
# Because
# Because

'Don’t drink and drive, it could be the last trip you ever have'

Dec 22nd 2017, 2:26 PM 9,200 Views 19 Comments

Emergency services are joining forces for a new road safety campaign.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Gardaí tell people to 'gift a lift' this Christmas as drink driving arrests increase
# Be Safe
# Be Safe

Gardaí tell people to 'gift a lift' this Christmas as drink driving arrests increase

Nov 30th 2017, 2:23 PM 11,150 Views 21 Comments

Road deaths are down this year, but gardaí said they will not be complacent in the run up to Christmas.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 24 November, 2017

Motorists warned to slow down as snow-ice alert remains in place
# So Very Cold
# So Very Cold

Motorists warned to slow down as snow-ice alert remains in place

Nov 24th 2017, 4:40 PM 31,077 Views 28 Comments

The weather is thankfully expected to get a bit milder over the coming days.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Farmers are up in arms about the new 'NCT for tractors'
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Farmers are up in arms about the new 'NCT for tractors'

Oct 21st 2017, 6:15 AM 25,578 Views 70 Comments

Certain tractors will have to undergo the roadworthiness testing from May of next year.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 26 August, 2017

RSA says Public Services Card will help crack down on fraudulent driving licences
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

RSA says Public Services Card will help crack down on fraudulent driving licences

Aug 26th 2017, 6:00 AM 12,741 Views 59 Comments

The card has been under the spotlight recently after a number of stories of people losing out on public services.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 25 August, 2017

'One death is just too many': Parents told to put high-vis vests on kids as they cycle and walk to school
# Back To School
# Back To School

'One death is just too many': Parents told to put high-vis vests on kids as they cycle and walk to school

Aug 25th 2017, 3:28 PM 11,393 Views 54 Comments

The RSA said children are particularly vulnerable road users and parents should ensure drivers can see them.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 7 August, 2017

'They've more money in their pockets': Alarming rise in young people admitting to drink driving
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

'They've more money in their pockets': Alarming rise in young people admitting to drink driving

Aug 7th 2017, 6:30 AM 18,560 Views 28 Comments

Sixteen percent of people under the age of 24 say they have driven a car after consuming alcohol.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 4 August, 2017

Drivers caught for minor road offences will now face a drink driving breath test
# Stay Safe
# Stay Safe

Drivers caught for minor road offences will now face a drink driving breath test

Aug 4th 2017, 1:49 PM 20,730 Views 92 Comments

New research has found that 10% of Irish drivers admitted to drink driving last year.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Taking calls and checking Facebook while driving: Irish drivers are among the worst in Europe
# Eyes On The Road
# Eyes On The Road

Taking calls and checking Facebook while driving: Irish drivers are among the worst in Europe

Jul 25th 2017, 6:05 AM 8,028 Views 54 Comments

A new survey has looked at bad phone habits while behind the wheel.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Most fatal road collisions happened between 2pm and 4pm this year
# Be Safe
# Be Safe

Most fatal road collisions happened between 2pm and 4pm this year

Jul 19th 2017, 6:15 AM 9,561 Views 14 Comments

Between 1 January and 30 June this year, there have been 72 fatal collisions on Irish roads.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Road safety experts warn 78 more people may die on roads this year if current trends continue
# Be Safe
# Be Safe

Road safety experts warn 78 more people may die on roads this year if current trends continue

Jul 18th 2017, 4:14 PM 8,471 Views 38 Comments

“They could be relations of mine or yours.”

# road-safety-authority - Friday 26 May, 2017

Motorists warned about 'greasy roads' as heavy rain forecast for weekend
# Drive Slow
# Drive Slow

Motorists warned about 'greasy roads' as heavy rain forecast for weekend

May 26th 2017, 2:24 PM 18,980 Views 18 Comments

RSA CEO Moyagh Murdock warned that roads are more slippery when it rains after a dry spell.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 14 April, 2017

The State spends millions on road safety campaigns each year - but are they effective?
# Crashed Lives
# Crashed Lives

The State spends millions on road safety campaigns each year - but are they effective?

Apr 14th 2017, 6:00 AM 9,938 Views 32 Comments

New figures show the RSA spent €2.6 million across four campaigns.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Road safety chief welcomes news that the Garda Traffic Corps is to be reformed
# Breath Test Scandal
# Breath Test Scandal

Road safety chief welcomes news that the Garda Traffic Corps is to be reformed

Apr 4th 2017, 4:07 PM 16,719 Views 43 Comments

Moyagh Murdock said people had felt let down by recent garda revelations.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 25 March, 2017

Here's why the RSA's #KillerLook campaign is doing women no favours
# Tanlines
From The Daily Edge
# Tanlines

Here's why the RSA's #KillerLook campaign is doing women no favours

Mar 25th 2017, 7:00 PM 9,471 Views 9 Comments

Is it any surprise the woman in the photo got badly injured? She’s driving down the road the door open and her legs out of the car.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 9 January, 2017

Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed

Jan 9th 2017, 11:35 PM 10,122 Views 35 Comments

Meanwhile, just over half of people want drink driving alcohol limits to remain unchanged.

# road-safety-authority - 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 16,519 Views 62 Comments

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

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

'Very bad year for road safety' sees more deaths and more fatal crashes
# 2016
# 2016

'Very bad year for road safety' sees more deaths and more fatal crashes

Jan 3rd 2017, 7:48 PM 12,518 Views 36 Comments

Speeding, drink driving, non-seatbelt wearing and using a mobile phones are among the chief causes.

# road-safety-authority - 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 10,796 Views 36 Comments

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

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Gardaí want today to become a lot like EDWARD...
# Arrive Alive
# Arrive Alive

Gardaí want today to become a lot like EDWARD...

Sep 21st 2016, 6:10 AM 18,952 Views 13 Comments

That’s European Day without a Road Death to you.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 8 September, 2016

Questions on drink driving will be added to the driver theory test
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Questions on drink driving will be added to the driver theory test

Sep 8th 2016, 4:33 PM 11,617 Views 46 Comments

Between 2008 and 2012, alcohol was a factor in 38% of fatal collisions, claiming the lives of 286 people.

# road-safety-authority - 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 16,521 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-safety-authority - 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 15,953 Views 41 Comments

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

# road-safety-authority - Monday 11 July, 2016

Major anti-drinking driving blitz launched as road deaths jump 15% in a year
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Major anti-drinking driving blitz launched as road deaths jump 15% in a year

Jul 11th 2016, 8:01 AM 19,410 Views 55 Comments

A total of 87 people have died on the roads so far this year, 10 more than in 2015.

# road-safety-authority - 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 8,851 Views 30 Comments

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

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Ireland's drunk drivers will leave siblings to die and move bodies to avoid arrest
# Drive Safe
# Drive Safe

Ireland's drunk drivers will leave siblings to die and move bodies to avoid arrest

Jun 2nd 2016, 6:01 AM 45,629 Views 72 Comments

The Road Safety Authority is urging people not to get behind the wheel after drinking this weekend.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 27 May, 2016

Gardaí are carrying out a national speed operation for the next 24 hours
# Slow Down
# Slow Down

Gardaí are carrying out a national speed operation for the next 24 hours

May 27th 2016, 8:37 AM 21,056 Views 177 Comments

High visibility speed enforcement will be carried out in all 1,031 speed enforcement zones.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Bishop recommends 'prayer for motorists' to keep drivers safe this bank holiday weekend

Bishop recommends 'prayer for motorists' to keep drivers safe this bank holiday weekend

Apr 30th 2016, 8:00 AM 11,711 Views 72 Comments

The RSA is also giving out free coffees on Monday to try to tackle driver fatigue.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Ever think about driveway safety? New campaign to protect kids playing at home
# Child Casualties
# Child Casualties

Ever think about driveway safety? New campaign to protect kids playing at home

Mar 19th 2016, 7:45 AM 14,965 Views 30 Comments

41% of all child road fatalities occur in built-up areas, according to the latest stats.