THE ROAD SAFETY AUTHORITY will distribute around 80,000 high-vis vests to new junior infants pupils across the country. The ESB-sponsored scheme has been launched to remind parents and guardians that road safety is a priority as kids return to school. The RSA says that in 2008, pedestrian deaths accounted for almost a fifth of all fatalities on Irish roads.
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# pedestrians - Sunday 3 August, 2014
# pedestrians - Friday 27 June, 2014
After I was hit by a driver on the quays, I was overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers.
# pedestrians - Saturday 21 June, 2014
A poll on the organisation’s website revealed that a majority of people are in favour of fines for this kind of behaviour.
# pedestrians - Thursday 22 May, 2014
We’ll just stay at home forever, thanks.
# pedestrians - Thursday 15 May, 2014
Take a walk on the wild side.
# pedestrians - Tuesday 1 April, 2014
The European Commission expressed concern today about trends in deaths of vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists.
# pedestrians - Wednesday 25 September, 2013
You will gasp in horror.
# pedestrians - Wednesday 26 June, 2013
# pedestrians - Tuesday 1 January, 2013
The number of road deaths has now fallen for six years running, with a new national record of 161.
# pedestrians - Tuesday 2 October, 2012
Gardaí are releasing the footage in a bid to reduce the number of casualties on Dublin’s roads.
# pedestrians - Wednesday 4 January, 2012
A new report proposes a “pedestrian-friendly city” in which through vehicle traffic would be “actively discouraged”.
# pedestrians - Tuesday 27 December, 2011
A 69-year-old man was killed in Limerick last night, while a 23-year-old was knocked down and fatally injured in Mullingar.
# pedestrians - Friday 21 October, 2011
The incident has sparked calls for better legal protection of good Samaritans as fear of litigation may have deterred some passers-by from helping the injured child.
# pedestrians - Saturday 11 June, 2011
The Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar claims that the funding committed from his department to the government’s jobs initiative has the potential to create around 1,000 jobs in Ireland.
# pedestrians - Wednesday 11 May, 2011
The country sees a decrease in the deaths of the most vulnerable users of the road – but EU-wide report shows that motorcyclists still hugely at risk.
# pedestrians - Monday 11 April, 2011
Meanwhile, report suggests penalty points system may be changed for new drivers.