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#Road Safety Authority

# road-safety-authority - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Ireland is saying goodbye to the classic driving test feedback form
# Driving In My Car
# Driving In My Car

Ireland is saying goodbye to the classic driving test feedback form

Jun 16th 2013, 7:45 AM 17,091 Views 25 Comments

The Road Safety Authority has started rolling out tablet computers for examiners, meaning candidates won’t get the usual form back.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Varadkar: We need another investigation into the penalty points controversy
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Varadkar: We need another investigation into the penalty points controversy

Jun 11th 2013, 9:11 AM 5,572 Views 45 Comments

“In a lot of cases they were explaining away penalty point terminations that to the reasonable person seemed a little bit unusual,” Leo Varadkar has said of the garda report into the cancellation of penalty points.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

24 new IT jobs created in Dundalk firm
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

24 new IT jobs created in Dundalk firm

Jun 4th 2013, 8:27 AM 4,437 Views 8 Comments

The US multi-national works with clients in Ireland like the Road Safety Authority and the Irish Medical Council.

# road-safety-authority - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Use of helmets on Dublinbikes 'would not be possible to enforce'
# Use Your Head
# Use Your Head

Use of helmets on Dublinbikes 'would not be possible to enforce'

May 19th 2013, 8:30 AM 10,532 Views 104 Comments

Following the death of a student using a Dublinbike last year, the coroner had recommended the council make helmets available to hire with the scheme.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 3 May, 2013

Gardaí warn of 'enhanced' traffic duty as road deaths creep up
# Roads
# Roads

Gardaí warn of 'enhanced' traffic duty as road deaths creep up

May 3rd 2013, 8:51 AM 9,487 Views 71 Comments

Road deaths are up by 25 per cent so far this year – leading to a Garda warning ahead of the long weekend.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

RSA want gardaí to breathalyse L-plate passengers
# Learner Drivers
# Learner Drivers

RSA want gardaí to breathalyse L-plate passengers

Apr 23rd 2013, 9:25 PM 20,850 Views 112 Comments

The RSA has said that the role of supervising a learner driver cannot be performed “if the accompanying driver is intoxicated.”

# road-safety-authority - Monday 8 April, 2013

Campaign launched after four deaths and 96 'near misses' at level crossings
# Level Crossings
# Level Crossings

Campaign launched after four deaths and 96 'near misses' at level crossings

Apr 8th 2013, 11:32 AM 6,605 Views 14 Comments

The campaign aims to make road users aware of the correct behaviour at railway crossings and the dangers posed by their misuse.

# road-safety-authority - Sunday 7 April, 2013

Ennis stays top of driving test league tables for 2012
# L Plates
# L Plates

Ennis stays top of driving test league tables for 2012

Apr 7th 2013, 8:00 AM 8,436 Views 50 Comments

The Clare county town remains just ahead of Sligo as the area where candidates are most likely to pass the driving test.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

EU reports lowest number of road deaths in 2012 since records began
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

EU reports lowest number of road deaths in 2012 since records began

Mar 19th 2013, 2:15 PM 3,812 Views 10 Comments

The number of road deaths in the 27-member bloc fell by 9 per cent last year, and is two-thirds lower than in 1965.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 18 February, 2013

Road deaths up by 23% compared to the same time last year
# FRTC
# FRTC

Road deaths up by 23% compared to the same time last year

Feb 18th 2013, 10:10 AM 29,681 Views 38 Comments

The Road Safety Authority said they are alarmed and concerned about the figures.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Road deaths down 57% in last six years
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

Road deaths down 57% in last six years

Jan 30th 2013, 12:16 PM 4,303 Views 25 Comments

Cavan was the only county to record an increase in road fatalities from 2007 to 2012.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Council sends letter to Minister calling for drink-driving limit to be relaxed
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

Council sends letter to Minister calling for drink-driving limit to be relaxed

Jan 29th 2013, 1:14 PM 8,871 Views 99 Comments

Kerry County Council has confirmed that it has sent a letter to Alan Shatter on foot of the controversial motion passed by the council last week.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

New computer system to slash €32m a year in red tape for Irish businesses - Varadkar
# Red Tape
# Red Tape

New computer system to slash €32m a year in red tape for Irish businesses - Varadkar

Jan 23rd 2013, 8:48 AM 5,292 Views 26 Comments

More than 300,000 Irish businesses and sole traders will see the cost of compliance with transport regulation cut when new computer systems go live later this year, said the Minister.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 18 January, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added 'fo shizzle'
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added 'fo shizzle'

Jan 18th 2013, 7:50 PM 6,055 Views 1 Comment

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 7 January, 2013

Pharmacists claim new driving licence system will have 'devastating' effect
# Driving Licence
# Driving Licence

Pharmacists claim new driving licence system will have 'devastating' effect

Jan 7th 2013, 9:01 AM 37,980 Views 160 Comments

Pharmacists say the new credit card-style driving licence system will remove the need to get photos taken at a shop.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

2012 sets new record for fewest road deaths in Ireland
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

2012 sets new record for fewest road deaths in Ireland

Jan 1st 2013, 9:59 AM 10,143 Views 70 Comments

The number of road deaths has now fallen for six years running, with a new national record of 161.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Drivers advised on how to share the road with emergency service vehicles
# Emergency Services
# Emergency Services

Drivers advised on how to share the road with emergency service vehicles

Dec 5th 2012, 7:30 AM 10,662 Views 53 Comments

A new booklet is being launched tomorrow that aims to advise motorists how to behave when they see emergency services dealing with an incident on the road.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 19 October, 2012

Poll: Do you agree with a harsher penalty points system for novice drivers?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with a harsher penalty points system for novice drivers?

Oct 19th 2012, 9:41 AM 9,527 Views 122 Comments

New measures could see novice drivers taken off the road after racking up just six penalty points. Do you agree?

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Road safety chief wants automatic checks of crash drivers' phone records
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Road safety chief wants automatic checks of crash drivers' phone records

Sep 20th 2012, 10:15 AM 6,280 Views 98 Comments

Noel Brett of the Road Safety Authority says it should be routine practice for drivers in crashes to have their records checked.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Room for improvement in penalty point system
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Room for improvement in penalty point system

Sep 19th 2012, 12:51 PM 6,350 Views 42 Comments

No reason why we can’t save more lives, motorist and driving safety representatives tell Oireachtas committee on transport.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 24 August, 2012

RSA reports a 77.8 per cent reduction in child road deaths
# Child Fatalities
# Child Fatalities

RSA reports a 77.8 per cent reduction in child road deaths

Aug 24th 2012, 1:39 PM 2,438 Views 5 Comments

Of the 252 children passengers who were killed in traffic incidents during this period, one in three was not wearing a seatbelt or a child restraint.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

RSA urges drivers to slow down after 11 road deaths in August
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

RSA urges drivers to slow down after 11 road deaths in August

Aug 21st 2012, 8:15 PM 4,264 Views 66 Comments

The Road Safety Authority has said that July and August are typically the most dangerous months on Irish roads.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 19 May, 2012

Poll: Are 'R plates' for beginner drivers a good idea?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are 'R plates' for beginner drivers a good idea?

May 19th 2012, 11:01 AM 10,314 Views 98 Comments

Do you agree with proposals to introduce R plates in order to identify novice drivers?

# road-safety-authority - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Driving with dimmed headlights may be mandatory by 2015
# Motoring
# Motoring

Driving with dimmed headlights may be mandatory by 2015

May 13th 2012, 4:07 PM 6,976 Views 51 Comments

Leo Varadkar says the Road Safety Authority will consider mandatory rules when the country’s car fleet becomes more modern.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 11 May, 2012

Government urged to include road safety on Junior Cert curriculum
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Government urged to include road safety on Junior Cert curriculum

May 11th 2012, 5:39 PM 2,121 Views 14 Comments

The Government is being urged to “harness” the enthusiasm among teenagers for cars and include road safety training on the programme.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 7 May, 2012

43 per cent of learner permit holders drive unaccompanied
# Motorists
# Motorists

43 per cent of learner permit holders drive unaccompanied

May 7th 2012, 3:26 PM 10,576 Views 84 Comments

A Garda investigation found that 43 per cent of learner drivers were not accompanied by a fully-licensed driver, and 30 per cent were not displaying L plates on their vehicles.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 20 April, 2012

Poll: Do you use your mobile phone while driving?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you use your mobile phone while driving?

Apr 20th 2012, 9:58 AM 7,123 Views 77 Comments

A judge in Cork has criticised what he called an “epidemic” of mobile phone use by drivers. Are you one of them?

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Dramatic drop in child road deaths since 1990s
# Good News
# Good News

Dramatic drop in child road deaths since 1990s

Apr 4th 2012, 10:53 AM 1,255 Views 2 Comments

The number of children killed on Irish roads has dropped by almost half.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Alcohol a factor in fewer fatal road crashes since 2005
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

Alcohol a factor in fewer fatal road crashes since 2005

Mar 15th 2012, 6:50 PM 1,903 Views 6 Comments

Ahead of this weekend’s festivities Gardaí have also released statistics which show 26 people have died on Irish roads during the St Patrick’s Day periods of the past five years.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 24 February, 2012

'Operation Focus' targets high-risk areas in push to prevent road deaths
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

'Operation Focus' targets high-risk areas in push to prevent road deaths

Feb 24th 2012, 10:18 PM 5,770 Views 78 Comments

New road safety campaign will focus on key areas in each garda region around the country.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Fine Gael TD says motorway lights should be switched off overnight
# Lights Out
# Lights Out

Fine Gael TD says motorway lights should be switched off overnight

Jan 12th 2012, 11:59 AM 6,531 Views 110 Comments

Charlie Flanagan has written to the Transport Minister suggesting that motorway lights could be switched off overnight to save money and energy.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Wanted: well-known personality to front anti-obesity campaign
# Obesity
# Obesity

Wanted: well-known personality to front anti-obesity campaign

Jan 11th 2012, 12:01 PM 4,277 Views 41 Comments

A TD has called on the government to appoint a well-known name to front a campaign tackling obesity, believing it could have the same success as Gay Byrne’s presence at the Road Safety Authority.

# road-safety-authority - Sunday 1 January, 2012

Drop in road deaths in 2011
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

Drop in road deaths in 2011

Jan 1st 2012, 9:51 AM 2,157 Views 8 Comments

The number of road deaths in Ireland fell below 200 for the first time since road deaths began being recorded in 1959. There were 26 fewer fatalities in 2011 compared to 2009, latest figures from the Road Safety Authority show.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Video: Drunk woman falls between train and platform
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Video: Drunk woman falls between train and platform

Dec 22nd 2011, 9:04 AM 4,358 Views 13 Comments

In an attempt to highlight the dangers of festive drinking, British Transport Police have released footage of the woman falling under a carriage but she’s okay…

# road-safety-authority - Friday 16 December, 2011

Gardaí and RSA kick off Christmas road safety drive
# Roads
# Roads

Gardaí and RSA kick off Christmas road safety drive

Dec 16th 2011, 1:30 PM 1,984 Views 9 Comments

An Garda Síochána and Road Safety Authority have urged motorists not to drink and drive, or speed, over the holidays.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Drivers "putting lives at risk" by stopping on motorway
# Motorists
# Motorists

Drivers "putting lives at risk" by stopping on motorway

Nov 29th 2011, 9:04 AM 4,069 Views 11 Comments

AA Ireland and the Road Safety Authority is reminding all road-users not to stop or walk on a motorway unless it is an emergency, after a survey showed that 45 per cent of drivers use the hard shoulder to make or take calls.

# road-safety-authority - Sunday 20 November, 2011

Services held across country to remember road death victims
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

Services held across country to remember road death victims

Nov 20th 2011, 10:10 AM 1,429 Views 3 Comments

Today is World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Candles will be lit around Ireland to remember those who have lost their lives on the country’s roads.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 17 November, 2011

30 km/h speed limit introduced in Cork city centre
# Slow Down
# Slow Down

30 km/h speed limit introduced in Cork city centre

Nov 17th 2011, 4:09 PM 2,573 Views 23 Comments

The new limit aims to make the city centre more pedestrian and shopper friendly.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 10 October, 2011

Take 5: Monday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Monday

Oct 10th 2011, 4:48 PM 1,567 Views 9 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

One in five young male drivers 'road race'
# Roads
# Roads

One in five young male drivers 'road race'

Oct 10th 2011, 3:16 PM 588 Views 30 Comments

One fifth of young male drivers have admitted to racing on the roads, with those aged between 17 and 24 being five times more likely to be killed, the Road Safety Authority has reported.