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#Road Safety

# road-safety - Last week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

New roadside drug testing system launched as part of Christmas and New Year road safety appeal
# Road Safety Appeal
# Road Safety Appeal

New roadside drug testing system launched as part of Christmas and New Year road safety appeal

Thu 7:39 AM 17,747 Views 26 Comments

It works like an antigen test and delivers results in 2-8 minutes.

# road-safety - This year 2022

Fines for range of road offences have doubled since midnight
# Speeding
# Speeding

Fines for range of road offences have doubled since midnight

Updated Oct 27th 2022, 7:17 AM 57,353 Views 92 Comments

The death toll on Irish roads this year stands at 122 people.

Parents urged not to gift quad bikes or scramblers to children this Christmas
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Parents urged not to gift quad bikes or scramblers to children this Christmas

Oct 19th 2022, 3:55 PM 10,599 Views 24 Comments

38% of those injured in quad or scrambler incidents between 2017 and 2021 were aged 18 or under.

Almost 3,000 drivers detected speeding over Bank Holiday weekend, new figures show
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Almost 3,000 drivers detected speeding over Bank Holiday weekend, new figures show

Aug 5th 2022, 6:53 PM 16,724 Views 19 Comments

173 arrests being made for alleged instances of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol over the course of the weekend.

Public urged to be mindful of fire, water and road safety on bank holiday weekend
# August
# August

Public urged to be mindful of fire, water and road safety on bank holiday weekend

Jul 27th 2022, 3:43 PM 7,214 Views 5 Comments

Summer bank holidays tend to the most dangerous for preventable deaths as people take to beaches or road trips.

Appeal for witnesses after death of pedestrian in Mayo road collision
# Achill
# Achill

Appeal for witnesses after death of pedestrian in Mayo road collision

Jul 25th 2022, 11:18 AM 15,963 Views 0 Comments

The incident occurred in the early hours of this morning.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to fatal Kerry road crash
# Listowel
# Listowel

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to fatal Kerry road crash

Jul 24th 2022, 8:00 PM 35,505 Views 0 Comments

Two passengers who were injured are being treated at University Hospital Kerry.

Almost one in four motorists check their phone notifications while driving
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Almost one in four motorists check their phone notifications while driving

Jul 7th 2022, 1:29 PM 8,851 Views 35 Comments

New research by the Road Safety Authority also found that 13% of drivers write messages or emails while behind the wheel.

182 arrests over Bank Holiday weekend for driving under influence of drugs or alcohol
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

182 arrests over Bank Holiday weekend for driving under influence of drugs or alcohol

Jun 10th 2022, 11:31 AM 13,549 Views 14 Comments

Eight people died in fatal road collisions, according to new figures from the gardaí.

Gardaí, RSA ask motorists to exercise caution on bank holiday weekend
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Gardaí, RSA ask motorists to exercise caution on bank holiday weekend

Updated Jun 5th 2022, 7:27 PM 22,472 Views 0 Comments

Gardai said that all incidents remain under investigation.

Gardaí clamp down on speeding ahead of bank holiday weekend with 24-hour enforcement campaign
# Slow Down
# Slow Down

Gardaí clamp down on speeding ahead of bank holiday weekend with 24-hour enforcement campaign

Jun 2nd 2022, 1:59 PM 13,319 Views 11 Comments

Gardai revealed that on their weekend observations, 93% of cars broke the speed limit.

Road safety chief warns 'concerning trend' in road deaths could lead to higher fines
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Road safety chief warns 'concerning trend' in road deaths could lead to higher fines

May 26th 2022, 5:42 PM 14,958 Views 17 Comments

At an RSA event today, Waide said that an increase in fines and penalty points this year isn’t “ruled out”.

Motorists urged to slow down and take extra care ahead of long bank holiday weekend
# Drive Safe
# Drive Safe

Motorists urged to slow down and take extra care ahead of long bank holiday weekend

Mar 17th 2022, 8:30 AM 7,422 Views 9 Comments

The RSA and An Garda Síochána are appealing for all road users to act responsibly and not to drink and drive.

Fines for parking on footpaths, cycle and bus lanes increased
# Active Travel
# Active Travel

Fines for parking on footpaths, cycle and bus lanes increased

Jan 6th 2022, 6:18 PM 23,206 Views 83 Comments

The fines will increase from €40 to €80 in the new plan.

2021 saw lowest number of road fatalities since recording began in 1959
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

2021 saw lowest number of road fatalities since recording began in 1959

Jan 1st 2022, 8:00 AM 25,035 Views 41 Comments

There was an 11% drop in road deaths in 2021 compared to 2020.

# road-safety - Last year 2021

Over 540,000 people had points on their licences this year - a county-by-county breakdown
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Over 540,000 people had points on their licences this year - a county-by-county breakdown

Dec 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 29,669 Views 25 Comments

A total of 540,174 people had points on their licences on 30 September 2021.

New road safety strategy that seeks to halve deaths on Irish roads by 2030 launched
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

New road safety strategy that seeks to halve deaths on Irish roads by 2030 launched

Dec 14th 2021, 3:02 PM 16,539 Views 76 Comments

A working group will be established to examine speed limits, particularly a 30km/h speed limit in urban areas.

Gardaí catch 316 motorists speeding during first eleven hours of National Slow Down Day
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Gardaí catch 316 motorists speeding during first eleven hours of National Slow Down Day

Updated Oct 21st 2021, 5:00 PM 50,729 Views 99 Comments

Gardaí will particularly be focusing on rural roads throughout the day.

'Get a grip': Motorists being urged to check tyres to ensure they are roadworthy
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

'Get a grip': Motorists being urged to check tyres to ensure they are roadworthy

Oct 5th 2021, 7:39 PM 13,822 Views 42 Comments

It’s Tyre Safety Day tomorrow.

Priest warns of risks on roads as groom killed in wedding day crash laid to rest
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Priest warns of risks on roads as groom killed in wedding day crash laid to rest

Aug 24th 2021, 4:50 PM 29,789 Views 0 Comments

Myles “Miley” Harty died in a single car crash on the morning of his wedding, last Saturday.

Child in critical condition after car crash in Tipperary
# Roscrea
# Roscrea

Child in critical condition after car crash in Tipperary

Aug 15th 2021, 1:03 PM 35,200 Views 4 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Man (20s) dies in single vehicle crash in Roscommon
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

Man (20s) dies in single vehicle crash in Roscommon

Jul 30th 2021, 11:01 PM 36,072 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

1-in-4 drivers may have been over limit the morning after a night out
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

1-in-4 drivers may have been over limit the morning after a night out

Jun 2nd 2021, 3:35 PM 15,897 Views 31 Comments

A quarter of people surveyed by the Road Safety Authority said that they may have been over the legal drink-driving limit while driving the morning after a night out.

More drug-driving than drink-driving incidents over lockdown, say gardaí
# The Road Back
# The Road Back

More drug-driving than drink-driving incidents over lockdown, say gardaí

May 12th 2021, 5:29 PM 14,842 Views 23 Comments

Focus has turned to road safety as drivers get back on the road post-lockdown and the new ‘The Road Back’ campaign is launched.

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 27,055 Views 22 Comments

The RSA launched a new online portal in December.

The good, the bad and the useless: How bike infrastructure has changed in the era of Covid
# Bicycle Blackspots
# Bicycle Blackspots

The good, the bad and the useless: How bike infrastructure has changed in the era of Covid

Jan 2nd 2021, 8:00 PM 44,220 Views 61 Comments

A surge in cycling happened during the pandemic but new infrastructure was not evenly spread and may not be here to stay.

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 33,409 Views 56 Comments

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

# road-safety - All time

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 30,847 Views 37 Comments

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

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 28,240 Views 62 Comments

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

Vehicles seized from unaccompanied learner drivers over 5,000 times since Clancy Amendment enacted
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Vehicles seized from unaccompanied learner drivers over 5,000 times since Clancy Amendment enacted

Nov 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 59,900 Views 75 Comments

The Clancy Amendment was introduced following a campaign from Noel Clancy, whose wife and daughter were killed in a road accident.

Anti-Covid ads: HSE says fear factor advertising may provoke 'defensive' response from viewers
# Hard Hitting
# Hard Hitting

Anti-Covid ads: HSE says fear factor advertising may provoke 'defensive' response from viewers

Nov 16th 2020, 12:05 AM 35,352 Views 31 Comments

Heading into a period of reduced restrictions next month, Fine Gael TD Emer Higgins said Covid adverts need to become hard hitting.

'A changed landscape': Drivers warned to be cautious as more children cycling and walking to school
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

'A changed landscape': Drivers warned to be cautious as more children cycling and walking to school

Sep 8th 2020, 4:23 PM 13,447 Views 52 Comments

“We must all play our part in getting children back to school safely,” RSA chairperson Liz O’Donnell said.

'Look twice and think twice': Luas releases video of crashes and near misses
# Safety Appeal
# Safety Appeal

'Look twice and think twice': Luas releases video of crashes and near misses

Jul 23rd 2020, 4:24 PM 33,776 Views 53 Comments

There were 11 incidents in which the Luas made contact with vehicles from January to June of this year.

RSA chair: 'I think everybody in public life should obey the law'
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

RSA chair: 'I think everybody in public life should obey the law'

Jul 9th 2020, 1:12 PM 18,189 Views 34 Comments

Liz O’Donnell said recent events have demonstrated the ‘huge change in public non-acceptance of drink driving’.

Over 35,000 drivers currently driving on their fourth or subsequent learner permit
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Over 35,000 drivers currently driving on their fourth or subsequent learner permit

Jul 8th 2020, 12:12 PM 26,021 Views 90 Comments

It emerged in recent days that Minister Barry Cowen drove on a learner’s permit when he was caught drink driving in 2016.

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 12,940 Views 96 Comments

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

Gardaí catch motorist travelling at 202km/h on Dublin's M50
# Slow Down Day
# Slow Down Day

Gardaí catch motorist travelling at 202km/h on Dublin's M50

Updated May 22nd 2020, 2:32 PM 59,978 Views 129 Comments

‘National Slow Down Day’ is taking place from 7am today until 7am tomorrow.

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 18,522 Views 31 Comments

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

'Speed limits still apply': Thousands of checkpoints in operation to ensure compliance with restrictions
# Operation Fanacht
# Operation Fanacht

'Speed limits still apply': Thousands of checkpoints in operation to ensure compliance with restrictions

Apr 28th 2020, 8:45 AM 29,962 Views 42 Comments

Operation Fanacht is set to run from today until the end of the bank holiday weekend.

'Cyclists are taking their life in their hands': Exposing poor bike infrastructure across Ireland
# Bicycle Blackspots
# Bicycle Blackspots

'Cyclists are taking their life in their hands': Exposing poor bike infrastructure across Ireland

Apr 27th 2020, 12:27 PM 24,132 Views 104 Comments

The second part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation analyses complaints to uncover the main problems facing cyclists.

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