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#Road Safety

# road-safety - Friday 30 July, 2021

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

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

Fri 11:01 PM 35,659 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

# road-safety - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

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 15,541 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.

# road-safety - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

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 14,744 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.

# road-safety - Thursday 21 January, 2021

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 26,665 Views 22 Comments

The RSA launched a new online portal in December.

# road-safety - Saturday 2 January, 2021

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 43,619 Views 60 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 - Friday 1 January, 2021

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 32,846 Views 57 Comments

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

# road-safety - Thursday 31 December, 2020

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 28,094 Views 37 Comments

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

# road-safety - Friday 11 December, 2020

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 28,149 Views 62 Comments

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

# road-safety - Monday 30 November, 2020

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 58,838 Views 75 Comments

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

# road-safety - Monday 16 November, 2020

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 35,265 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.

# road-safety - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

'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 13,372 Views 52 Comments

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

# road-safety - Thursday 23 July, 2020

'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 33,596 Views 52 Comments

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

# road-safety - Thursday 9 July, 2020

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 18,134 Views 34 Comments

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

# road-safety - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

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 25,596 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.

# road-safety - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

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 12,893 Views 95 Comments

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

# road-safety - Friday 22 May, 2020

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 59,870 Views 129 Comments

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

# road-safety - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

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 18,468 Views 31 Comments

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

# road-safety - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

'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 29,884 Views 42 Comments

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

# road-safety - Monday 27 April, 2020

'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 23,786 Views 103 Comments

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

'Frustrated, worried, stressed and anxious': The worst places in Ireland to be a cyclist
# Bicycle Blackspots
# Bicycle Blackspots

'Frustrated, worried, stressed and anxious': The worst places in Ireland to be a cyclist

Apr 27th 2020, 12:05 AM 84,046 Views 80 Comments

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation reveals high risk areas in its analysis of 12 years of cyclist collision data.

# road-safety - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Call for better cycling infrastructure after research shows 4 in 5 cyclist injuries happen in urban areas
# Road Safety Authority
# Road Safety Authority

Call for better cycling infrastructure after research shows 4 in 5 cyclist injuries happen in urban areas

Mar 4th 2020, 11:01 PM 15,714 Views 99 Comments

The Road Safety Authority also wants a greater roll-out of 30km/h limits in urban areas.

# road-safety - Monday 2 March, 2020

Motorists urged to reduce speed after seven people died on Irish roads last weekend
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Motorists urged to reduce speed after seven people died on Irish roads last weekend

Mar 2nd 2020, 2:35 PM 13,562 Views 43 Comments

Garda superintendent Eddie Golden appealed for people to “have a positive contribution to road safety”.

# road-safety - Monday 17 February, 2020

Over 900 new speed camera zones come into operation today
# GoSafe
# GoSafe

Over 900 new speed camera zones come into operation today

Feb 17th 2020, 6:05 AM 111,336 Views 76 Comments

The new zones include areas where fatal and serious collisions have previously occurred.

# road-safety - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

After the storm: Thousands without electricity and drivers urged to take care on roads
# Storm Brendan
# Storm Brendan

After the storm: Thousands without electricity and drivers urged to take care on roads

Jan 14th 2020, 7:33 AM 12,456 Views 6 Comments

There are reports of flooding and debris on the roads this morning, so drivers are being urged to take care.

# road-safety - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Garda Commissioner cites lack of resources as he delays 136 transfers to roads policing
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Garda Commissioner cites lack of resources as he delays 136 transfers to roads policing

Jan 11th 2020, 10:00 PM 26,820 Views 48 Comments

The Road Safety Authority says it is “anxious” to see the full complement of resources being deployed to roads policing duties.

# road-safety - Monday 6 January, 2020

Moyagh Murdock announces resignation as RSA chief to take up role with Insurance Ireland
# Insurance
# Insurance

Moyagh Murdock announces resignation as RSA chief to take up role with Insurance Ireland

Jan 6th 2020, 5:34 PM 20,899 Views 40 Comments

Insurance Ireland is the representative body for the insurance industry.

# road-safety - Thursday 26 December, 2019

One in four arrested for driving while intoxicated on Christmas Day were suspected drug-drivers
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

One in four arrested for driving while intoxicated on Christmas Day were suspected drug-drivers

Dec 26th 2019, 4:24 PM 28,383 Views 33 Comments

More than 650 drivers have been arrested since this year’s road safety campaign was launched.

# road-safety - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 11th 2019, 7:32 PM 18,131 Views 19 Comments

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
# Verona Murphy

'She's completely wrong': Transport minister blasts Fine Gael candidate over call to scrap RSA

Nov 26th 2019, 4:53 PM 24,348 Views 70 Comments

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
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Almost 90% of motorists disqualified this year have not surrendered their licences

Nov 24th 2019, 1:30 PM 21,424 Views 30 Comments

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
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

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

Nov 12th 2019, 11:53 AM 43,572 Views 384 Comments

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
# Speeding
# Speeding

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

Oct 26th 2019, 3:44 PM 81,068 Views 69 Comments

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
# Garda Shake-up
# Garda Shake-up

RSA blasts Garda restructuring plan, accuses force of 'downgrading' road safety

Aug 22nd 2019, 9:48 PM 26,027 Views 35 Comments

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
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

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

Jul 13th 2019, 5:00 PM 43,420 Views 39 Comments

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
# Kildare
# Kildare

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

May 11th 2019, 7:30 PM 118,595 Views 64 Comments

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
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

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

May 9th 2019, 9:55 PM 25,075 Views 40 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

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

May 8th 2019, 7:42 AM 56,453 Views 65 Comments

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
# Gra Conference
# Gra Conference

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

Apr 30th 2019, 6:15 AM 23,276 Views 0 Comments

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
# Cahir
# Cahir

Man killed in road crash in Tipperary

Apr 16th 2019, 8:09 AM 21,778 Views 6 Comments

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
# Explainer
# Explainer

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

Mar 28th 2019, 6:05 AM 14,469 Views 30 Comments

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

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