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#Road Safety Authority

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# road-safety-authority - Monday 23 November, 2015

Hundreds had to re-sit theory test thanks to a computer glitch (but it could have been a lot worse)

In total, 1,216 people were told they had failed the test when they had actually passed

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Powerful road safety ad shows a split second is all it takes Texting This post contains videos

Powerful road safety ad shows a split second is all it takes

Just one glance at that text message could make all the difference.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

‘Stop, sip, sleep’: New ad targets drivers who nod off at the wheel Wakey Wakey This post contains videos

‘Stop, sip, sleep’: New ad targets drivers who nod off at the wheel

Driver fatigue is a contributory factor in as many as one in five drive deaths in Ireland each year.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 27 February, 2015

Snow is on the way… but first we have to battle with battering winds

There will be weather warnings in place across the country.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Irish roads are incredibly dangerous places for cyclists

New data from the Road Safety Authority looks at cycling injuries between 2002 and 2012.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 13 February, 2015

Thousands of Irish people banned from driving – but they could still be on the roads

Figures show most of the disqualified drivers haven’t given back their licences.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Here’s how to avoid sliding all over the place in icy conditions tomorrow

Do you have that de-icer at the ready?

# road-safety-authority - Friday 16 January, 2015

Irish drivers could be facing their ‘worst nightmare’ as freezing fog set to hit

There is also a warning about dreaded ‘black ice’.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Double the number of children died on our roads last year

One in four passengers killed were not wearing a seatbelt.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

New RSA Chair told to ‘name and shame’ local authorities that fail to maintain road standards

Liz O’Donnell appeared before the Oireachtas Transport Committee today.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

State of the Nation: How will Simon Coveney appease ‘very angry’ beef farmers?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# road-safety-authority - Friday 24 October, 2014

Here’s how many people gardaí caught speeding this morning

There’ll be an increased Garda presence on the roads until 7am tomorrow.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 25 August, 2014

Long tail-backs and “unacceptable delays” at Dublin driver licence centre

Some drivers have turned up for an appointment at the Clare Hall centre and waited several hours, only to be told to come back tomorrow.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

RSA to LC students: If a driver’s had a drink don’t get into their car

The authority is making a specific plea celebrating students.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Driverless cars on UK roads next January, but no plans yet for trials in Ireland No Hands

Driverless cars on UK roads next January, but no plans yet for trials in Ireland

The RSA says Ireland is keeping an eye on international progress.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Driving over the next few days? Here’s how to stay safe in that bad weather

A Status Yellow warning has been issued by Met Éireann for the coming days, with heavy showers and thunderstorms expected.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Driver deaths are down, but “more vulnerable” road users are being killed

The Public Accounts Committee was also told that about 130,000 more cars were taxed this year following an end to the practice where vehicles could be declared as “off-road” after the fact.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 6 June, 2014

How should the driving test be changed?

The Road Safety Authority wants your input.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 9 May, 2014

Planning to take the driver theory or driving test? You need to read this.

Unofficial test websites have ripped off over 5,000 people in last 12 months. Here’s how to avoid them.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Varadkar says Callinan should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remarks – but gardaí say he won’t

Leo Varadkar has said that Martin Callinan should withdraw remarks that the actions of two garda whistleblowers were “disgusting”.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 10 January, 2014

Drivers warned to take extra care on roads this weekend

Frost and ice are expected to be widespread as temperatures drop to as low as -3 degrees.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 6 January, 2014

Road Safety Authority urges caution while driving in stormy weather

If you’re reading this while driving, we advise you to pull over.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Two men die as their cars collide in Mayo early this morning

The men aged 43 and 47 years were pronounced dead at scene of the crash in Ballinahaglish.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 15 November, 2013

Sunday to mark day of remembrance for road collision victims RIP

Sunday to mark day of remembrance for road collision victims

People are being encouraged to consider their behaviour as a mark of respect to those who have lost their lives on Irish roads.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Breach on new driving licence website affects 721 people

The ‘Contact Us’ form on the new website was not refreshing as quickly as it should have and so details of users remained when the next users went to fill it in.

“The pain is forever”: Wall of Remembrance recalls road victims

On today, World Remembrance Day, the Road Safety Authority is gathering memories of 23,405 loved ones killed on our roads over last 50 years.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 21 October, 2013

Children are 12 times more distracting to a driver than a mobile phone

A new survey finds that the average parent takes their eyes off the road for three minutes and 22 seconds during a 16-minute trip.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

127 arrests for suspicion of drink driving in the last week

The RSA has said that there were 4,095 penalty points issued in the last seven days.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

These fantastic people are making our roads safer every day

Heart-warming stories of community outreach from the Road Safety Authority’s Leading Light Awards.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 21 September, 2013

RSA urges football fans to “arrive alive”

With over 80,000 people set to descend on Croke Park, the RSA wants fans to arrive alive.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 2 September, 2013

78 children killed on Irish roads were not wearing a seatbelt

Of the 262 children killed on roads since 1997, 112 were pedestrians, while 110 were car passengers.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 9 August, 2013

Noel Brett to leave Road Safety Authority for Banking Federation

After eight years at the helm of the authority, including being part of its establishment, Noel Brett is to leave his role in the RSA.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Government considers banning drivers from wearing Google Glass

The wearable technology is currently being trialed on a limited basis but one government has already decided it is likely to ban the smart-glasses when they are launched next year.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Tell us, what’s your top fatigue-busting road safety tip?

Share and discuss your tried and tested long-distance driving tips.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Most drivers sing, talk to themselves or open the window to combat tiredness

Gardaí and the Road Safety Authority are issuing an appeal about driver fatigue ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 15 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 5 July, 2013

96 per cent of motorcyclists killed on Irish roads are male

Information on collisions over the last three years shows that most collisions happen when a motorcyclist is overtaking another vehicle turning right.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 28 June, 2013

‘Second investigation into penalty points controversy needed’ – road safety chief

RSA boss Noel Brett wants the Garda Ombudsman to look again at the evidence provided by the whistleblower.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 21 June, 2013

Friday evening most dangerous time for road users – Gardaí

A ‘stay safe’ warning has been issued for drivers this midsummer’s night.

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

Ireland is saying goodbye to the classic driving test feedback form

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

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