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#Road Safety Authority

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

300 drivers will be arrested before the end of the year - will you be one of them?
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

300 drivers will be arrested before the end of the year - will you be one of them?

Dec 22nd 2015, 2:03 PM 12,298 Views 33 Comments

Today the RSA and gardaí also warned there may be another four to six deaths on Irish roads before the New Year.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 23 November, 2015

Hundreds had to re-sit theory test thanks to a computer glitch (but it could have been a lot worse)
# Theory Fail
# Theory Fail

Hundreds had to re-sit theory test thanks to a computer glitch (but it could have been a lot worse)

Nov 23rd 2015, 4:15 PM 16,412 Views 24 Comments

In total, 1,216 people were told they had failed the test when they had actually passed

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Powerful road safety ad shows a split second is all it takes
# Texting
# Texting

Powerful road safety ad shows a split second is all it takes

Sep 15th 2015, 7:30 PM 19,314 Views 12 Comments

Just one glance at that text message could make all the difference.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

'Stop, sip, sleep': New ad targets drivers who nod off at the wheel
# Wakey Wakey
# Wakey Wakey

'Stop, sip, sleep': New ad targets drivers who nod off at the wheel

Jul 28th 2015, 3:31 PM 7,571 Views 20 Comments

Driver fatigue is a contributory factor in as many as one in five drive deaths in Ireland each year.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 27 February, 2015

Snow is on the way... but first we have to battle with battering winds
# Weather Warning
# Weather Warning

Snow is on the way... but first we have to battle with battering winds

Feb 27th 2015, 7:50 PM 54,200 Views 30 Comments

There will be weather warnings in place across the country.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Irish roads are incredibly dangerous places for cyclists
# Safety First
# Safety First

Irish roads are incredibly dangerous places for cyclists

Feb 18th 2015, 7:30 PM 16,611 Views 137 Comments

New data from the Road Safety Authority looks at cycling injuries between 2002 and 2012.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 13 February, 2015

Thousands of Irish people banned from driving - but they could still be on the roads
# Dangerous Drivers
# Dangerous Drivers

Thousands of Irish people banned from driving - but they could still be on the roads

Feb 13th 2015, 6:30 AM 21,510 Views 30 Comments

Figures show most of the disqualified drivers haven’t given back their licences.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Here's how to avoid sliding all over the place in icy conditions tomorrow
# Slow Down
# Slow Down

Here's how to avoid sliding all over the place in icy conditions tomorrow

Jan 27th 2015, 10:01 PM 48,701 Views 54 Comments

Do you have that de-icer at the ready?

# road-safety-authority - Friday 16 January, 2015

Irish drivers could be facing their 'worst nightmare' as freezing fog set to hit
# Sounds Serious
# Sounds Serious

Irish drivers could be facing their 'worst nightmare' as freezing fog set to hit

Jan 16th 2015, 9:25 PM 86,061 Views 63 Comments

There is also a warning about dreaded ‘black ice’.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Double the number of children died on our roads last year
# Road Deaths 2014
# Road Deaths 2014

Double the number of children died on our roads last year

Jan 1st 2015, 11:15 AM 11,868 Views 64 Comments

One in four passengers killed were not wearing a seatbelt.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

New RSA Chair told to 'name and shame' local authorities that fail to maintain road standards
# Liz O'donnell
# Liz O'donnell

New RSA Chair told to 'name and shame' local authorities that fail to maintain road standards

Nov 11th 2014, 1:51 PM 10,771 Views 46 Comments

Liz O’Donnell appeared before the Oireachtas Transport Committee today.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

State of the Nation: How will Simon Coveney appease 'very angry' beef farmers?
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: How will Simon Coveney appease 'very angry' beef farmers?

Oct 29th 2014, 9:00 AM 4,283 Views 17 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# road-safety-authority - Friday 24 October, 2014

Here's how many people gardaí caught speeding this morning
# Arrive Alive
# Arrive Alive

Here's how many people gardaí caught speeding this morning

Oct 24th 2014, 12:09 PM 26,878 Views 60 Comments

There’ll be an increased Garda presence on the roads until 7am tomorrow.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 25 August, 2014

Long tail-backs and "unacceptable delays" at Dublin driver licence centre
# Come Back Later
# Come Back Later

Long tail-backs and "unacceptable delays" at Dublin driver licence centre

Aug 25th 2014, 6:00 PM 22,314 Views 69 Comments

Some drivers have turned up for an appointment at the Clare Hall centre and waited several hours, only to be told to come back tomorrow.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

RSA to LC students: If a driver's had a drink don't get into their car
# Results Night
# Results Night

RSA to LC students: If a driver's had a drink don't get into their car

Aug 12th 2014, 6:30 PM 8,722 Views 15 Comments

The authority is making a specific plea celebrating students.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Driverless cars on UK roads next January, but no plans yet for trials in Ireland
# No Hands
From The Daily Edge
# No Hands

Driverless cars on UK roads next January, but no plans yet for trials in Ireland

Jul 30th 2014, 9:00 PM 12,088 Views 41 Comments

The RSA says Ireland is keeping an eye on international progress.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Driving over the next few days? Here's how to stay safe in that bad weather
# Rain Rain Go Away
# Rain Rain Go Away

Driving over the next few days? Here's how to stay safe in that bad weather

Jul 17th 2014, 5:54 PM 24,613 Views 30 Comments

A Status Yellow warning has been issued by Met Éireann for the coming days, with heavy showers and thunderstorms expected.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Driver deaths are down, but "more vulnerable" road users are being killed
# Road Safety Authority
# Road Safety Authority

Driver deaths are down, but "more vulnerable" road users are being killed

Jun 19th 2014, 1:30 PM 5,584 Views 12 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee was also told that about 130,000 more cars were taxed this year following an end to the practice where vehicles could be declared as “off-road” after the fact.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 6 June, 2014

How should the driving test be changed?
# Have Your Say
# Have Your Say

How should the driving test be changed?

Jun 6th 2014, 2:34 PM 15,922 Views 148 Comments

The Road Safety Authority wants your input.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 9 May, 2014

Planning to take the driver theory or driving test? You need to read this.
# Sponsored
# Sponsored

Planning to take the driver theory or driving test? You need to read this.

May 9th 2014, 3:46 PM 52,003 Views 19 Comments

Unofficial test websites have ripped off over 5,000 people in last 12 months. Here’s how to avoid them.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Varadkar says Callinan should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remarks – but gardaí say he won’t
# Garda Whistleblowers
# Garda Whistleblowers

Varadkar says Callinan should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remarks – but gardaí say he won’t

Mar 20th 2014, 3:00 PM 18,320 Views 91 Comments

Leo Varadkar has said that Martin Callinan should withdraw remarks that the actions of two garda whistleblowers were “disgusting”.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 10 January, 2014

Drivers warned to take extra care on roads this weekend
# Ice Ice Baby
# Ice Ice Baby

Drivers warned to take extra care on roads this weekend

Jan 10th 2014, 4:06 PM 19,800 Views 36 Comments

Frost and ice are expected to be widespread as temperatures drop to as low as -3 degrees.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 6 January, 2014

Road Safety Authority urges caution while driving in stormy weather
# Storm
# Storm

Road Safety Authority urges caution while driving in stormy weather

Jan 6th 2014, 3:30 PM 8,413 Views 12 Comments

If you’re reading this while driving, we advise you to pull over.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Two men die as their cars collide in Mayo early this morning
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

Two men die as their cars collide in Mayo early this morning

Jan 1st 2014, 12:30 PM 29,110 Views 40 Comments

The men aged 43 and 47 years were pronounced dead at scene of the crash in Ballinahaglish.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 15 November, 2013

Sunday to mark day of remembrance for road collision victims
# RIP
# RIP

Sunday to mark day of remembrance for road collision victims

Nov 15th 2013, 6:45 AM 3,484 Views 13 Comments

People are being encouraged to consider their behaviour as a mark of respect to those who have lost their lives on Irish roads.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Breach on new driving licence website affects 721 people
# Driving Licence
# Driving Licence

Breach on new driving licence website affects 721 people

Nov 12th 2013, 9:40 PM 27,881 Views 70 Comments

The ‘Contact Us’ form on the new website was not refreshing as quickly as it should have and so details of users remained when the next users went to fill it in.

"The pain is forever": Wall of Remembrance recalls road victims
# Sponsored By Road Safety Authority
# Sponsored By Road Safety Authority

"The pain is forever": Wall of Remembrance recalls road victims

Nov 12th 2013, 4:01 PM 11,498 Views 28 Comments

On today, World Remembrance Day, the Road Safety Authority is gathering memories of 23,405 loved ones killed on our roads over last 50 years.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 21 October, 2013

Children are 12 times more distracting to a driver than a mobile phone
# Count To Ten
# Count To Ten

Children are 12 times more distracting to a driver than a mobile phone

Oct 21st 2013, 12:44 PM 8,549 Views 69 Comments

A new survey finds that the average parent takes their eyes off the road for three minutes and 22 seconds during a 16-minute trip.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

127 arrests for suspicion of drink driving in the last week
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

127 arrests for suspicion of drink driving in the last week

Oct 9th 2013, 10:35 PM 8,131 Views 44 Comments

The RSA has said that there were 4,095 penalty points issued in the last seven days.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

These fantastic people are making our roads safer every day
# Sponsored By The Road Safety Authority
# Sponsored By The Road Safety Authority

These fantastic people are making our roads safer every day

Oct 8th 2013, 11:14 AM 6,256 Views 14 Comments

Heart-warming stories of community outreach from the Road Safety Authority’s Leading Light Awards.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 21 September, 2013

RSA urges football fans to "arrive alive"
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

RSA urges football fans to "arrive alive"

Sep 21st 2013, 7:45 AM 6,019 Views 20 Comments

With over 80,000 people set to descend on Croke Park, the RSA wants fans to arrive alive.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 2 September, 2013

78 children killed on Irish roads were not wearing a seatbelt
# Child Deaths
# Child Deaths

78 children killed on Irish roads were not wearing a seatbelt

Sep 2nd 2013, 10:35 AM 2,372 Views 30 Comments

Of the 262 children killed on roads since 1997, 112 were pedestrians, while 110 were car passengers.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 9 August, 2013

Noel Brett to leave Road Safety Authority for Banking Federation
# Road Safety Authority
# Road Safety Authority

Noel Brett to leave Road Safety Authority for Banking Federation

Aug 9th 2013, 8:06 AM 8,954 Views 55 Comments

After eight years at the helm of the authority, including being part of its establishment, Noel Brett is to leave his role in the RSA.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Government considers banning drivers from wearing Google Glass
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Government considers banning drivers from wearing Google Glass

Aug 3rd 2013, 7:45 AM 13,882 Views 69 Comments

The wearable technology is currently being trialed on a limited basis but one government has already decided it is likely to ban the smart-glasses when they are launched next year.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Tell us, what's your top fatigue-busting road safety tip?
# Sponsored By The RSA
# Sponsored By The RSA

Tell us, what's your top fatigue-busting road safety tip?

Aug 1st 2013, 3:16 PM 17,390 Views 106 Comments

Share and discuss your tried and tested long-distance driving tips.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Most drivers sing, talk to themselves or open the window to combat tiredness
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Most drivers sing, talk to themselves or open the window to combat tiredness

Jul 31st 2013, 9:44 PM 12,729 Views 55 Comments

Gardaí and the Road Safety Authority are issuing an appeal about driver fatigue ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 15 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Jul 15th 2013, 8:42 AM 8,645 Views 6 Comments

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 5 July, 2013

96 per cent of motorcyclists killed on Irish roads are male
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

96 per cent of motorcyclists killed on Irish roads are male

Jul 5th 2013, 3:46 PM 5,954 Views 32 Comments

Information on collisions over the last three years shows that most collisions happen when a motorcyclist is overtaking another vehicle turning right.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 28 June, 2013

'Second investigation into penalty points controversy needed' - road safety chief
# Points Probe
# Points Probe

'Second investigation into penalty points controversy needed' - road safety chief

Jun 28th 2013, 11:17 AM 4,294 Views 32 Comments

RSA boss Noel Brett wants the Garda Ombudsman to look again at the evidence provided by the whistleblower.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 21 June, 2013

Friday evening most dangerous time for road users - Gardaí
# Warning
# Warning

Friday evening most dangerous time for road users - Gardaí

Jun 21st 2013, 6:00 PM 6,153 Views 24 Comments

A ‘stay safe’ warning has been issued for drivers this midsummer’s night.