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#Road Safety

# road-safety - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Gardaí out in force as over 300 suspected drink drivers arrested since start of Christmas safety campaign

Almost 40 motorists were detected driving under the influence of drugs since 29 November.

# road-safety - 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 - 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 - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Drivers who dangerously overtake cyclists face automatic fine and penalty points from today

The new laws came into effect at midnight.

# road-safety - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Man arrested on suspicion of drink driving after flashing lights at unmarked garda car

The man overtook the garda car at 130km per hour in an 80km per hour zone.

# road-safety - 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 - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Driver arrested in Clare after 'dangerously' forcing vehicles out of the way

The driver was travelling at 176km in a 120km-zone.

# road-safety - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Car flips after being caught traveling at 133km/h in Naas

No one was injured in the incident, Gardaí said.

# road-safety - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Motorcyclist caught speeding at 181km/h in an 80km/h zone in Waterford

Research indicated that speed was a factor in 49% of fatal motorcyclists collisions.

# road-safety - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Motorist faces €1,000 fine after being caught watching Champions League match while driving

The driver was spotted in the Dublin area yesterday evening.

# road-safety - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Gardaí say drink driving cases 'struck out' due to lack of clarity over use of handcuffs

Gardaí are calling on the Commissioner to provide clear protocols on the detention of drink drivers.

# road-safety - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Man killed in road crash in Tipperary

The driver of a truck that was involved in the crash was not injured.

# road-safety - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Explainer: All you need to know about the EU's new road safety technology proposals

The EU yesterday announced a string of new measures proposed by the EU to help improve road safety.

# road-safety - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

Poll: Should all cars need to have speed-limiting technology? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should all cars need to have speed-limiting technology?

The EU has said road safety technologies will become mandatory on new cars from 2022 onwards.

All cars sold after 2022 must have speed-limiting technology, EU says

It is part of a string of new measures proposed by the EU to help improve road safety.

# road-safety - Monday 18 March, 2019

Motorcyclist killed in road crash in south Dublin

The man in his 40s was involved in a single vehicle collision at 7am this morning.

# road-safety - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Road deaths have increased by 30% so far this year

There’s been an increase in detections of drink driving, people not wearing their seatbelts and people using their phones.

# road-safety - Monday 25 February, 2019

Motorcyclist killed in crash near Dublin's Port Tunnel

The collision happened at 10am this morning.

# road-safety - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'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 - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Garda sergeant disciplined for lobbying local politicians to make road safer N4

Garda sergeant disciplined for lobbying local politicians to make road safer Exclusive

The garda sergeant has been described by other members as a “staunchly proud community man”.

# road-safety - Friday 8 February, 2019

Man (50s) killed in Wexford road collision between van and truck

The fatal collision occurred at 7.25am this morning.

# road-safety - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Neil Fox's sister Donna was killed while cycling. He's calling for action from Shane Ross on an overtaking law Not Good Enough This post contains videos

Neil Fox's sister Donna was killed while cycling. He's calling for action from Shane Ross on an overtaking law

A planned new law was abandoned at the start of the year.

# road-safety - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

2018 saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began

This compares with 156 deaths as a result of 141 crashes in 2017.

# road-safety - Thursday 27 December, 2018

More than 400 drivers caught speeding on St Stephen's Day

Gardaí had asked drivers to slow down as speeding is a major factor in fatal collisions.

Man dies after being struck by car in Longford

The collision occurred at 7pm yesterday.

# road-safety - Sunday 23 December, 2018

31-year-old man killed in Laois car crash

The car the man was driving struck a tree this morning.

# road-safety - Friday 21 December, 2018

# road-safety - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Road users told to exercise caution as Status Orange wind warning issued

Met Éireann has issued the warning for Counties Donegal and Mayo, which will come into effect at 1am and last until 8am.

# road-safety - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Man dies after van crashes into vacant house in Donegal

The man was the only occupant of the van.

# road-safety - Monday 3 December, 2018

Appeal for witnesses to rush hour hit-and-run in Kildare

A motorcyclist was struck from behind by a silver-coloured car and is currently being treated in Naas General Hospital.

# road-safety - Monday 26 November, 2018

39 people were killed or injured in incidents involving quad bikes or scramblers in 4 year period

There were 39 people killed or injured in collisions involving a quad bike or scrambler on a public road.

# road-safety - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

A pinch more salt: €700k is being spent to increase our winter salt supplies

That’s an extra 58,000 tonnes of salt.

# road-safety - Friday 26 October, 2018

It's going to hit -3 degrees on this chilly long weekend - here's how to stay safe on the roads

Temperatures could drop into the minus figures on Saturday and Sunday night.

# road-safety - 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 - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Woman (70s) dies after being hit by truck in Monaghan

The incident took place on Main Street in Carrickmacross.

# road-safety - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Gardaí issue warning after motorists test positive for cocaine and cannabis

One driver was also speeding at the time.

# road-safety - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Road users told to put away phones and prepare for Storm Ali

Project Edward, an annual road safety awareness event, is taking place across Europe today.

# road-safety - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Pedestrian in his 60s killed after being struck by van in Cavan

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the collision.

# road-safety - 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 - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Calls for drivers who park on cycle lanes to get penalty points

Motorists continue to park on cycle lane because they face no consequences for doing so, said the party.

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