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#Road Safety Authority

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 2 June, 2018

'First of its kind' tractor-testing course launched

A new EU directive requires commercial tractors to undergo a special roadworthiness test.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Two influencers to return road safety campaign fees after wearing seatbelts incorrectly

The RSA used 10 influencers in a campaign last year – but won’t be using any this year.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 9 April, 2018

Security called after people refuse to leave Dublin driving licence centre without getting an appointment

People had queued for up to two hours to try to secure an appointment to apply for a driving licence before the centre closed.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 30 March, 2018

Motorists warned about hailstones as gardaí attend number of crashes Advice This post contains videos

Motorists warned about hailstones as gardaí attend number of crashes

Drivers on motorways in particular have been advised to be vigilant.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Garda checkpoints for drink and drugs to be set up nationwide over Easter weekend

59 people have been killed or seriously injured in Easter crashes since 2012.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Road users urged to be cautious when out tonight and tomorrow

The RSA has offered tips to people who will be driving during this period, when orange and yellow weather warnings have been issued.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 1 January, 2018

Last year saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began in 1959

This compares to 186 deaths as a result of 174 crashes in 2016.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 22 December, 2017

'Don’t drink and drive, it could be the last trip you ever have'

Emergency services are joining forces for a new road safety campaign.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Gardaí tell people to 'gift a lift' this Christmas as drink driving arrests increase

Road deaths are down this year, but gardaí said they will not be complacent in the run up to Christmas.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 24 November, 2017

Motorists warned to slow down as snow-ice alert remains in place

The weather is thankfully expected to get a bit milder over the coming days.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Farmers are up in arms about the new 'NCT for tractors'

Certain tractors will have to undergo the roadworthiness testing from May of next year.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 26 August, 2017

RSA says Public Services Card will help crack down on fraudulent driving licences

The card has been under the spotlight recently after a number of stories of people losing out on public services.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 25 August, 2017

'One death is just too many': Parents told to put high-vis vests on kids as they cycle and walk to school

The RSA said children are particularly vulnerable road users and parents should ensure drivers can see them.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 7 August, 2017

'They've more money in their pockets': Alarming rise in young people admitting to drink driving

Sixteen percent of people under the age of 24 say they have driven a car after consuming alcohol.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 4 August, 2017

Drivers caught for minor road offences will now face a drink driving breath test

New research has found that 10% of Irish drivers admitted to drink driving last year.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Taking calls and checking Facebook while driving: Irish drivers are among the worst in Europe

A new survey has looked at bad phone habits while behind the wheel.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Most fatal road collisions happened between 2pm and 4pm this year

Between 1 January and 30 June this year, there have been 72 fatal collisions on Irish roads.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Road safety experts warn 78 more people may die on roads this year if current trends continue

“They could be relations of mine or yours.”

# road-safety-authority - Friday 26 May, 2017

Motorists warned about 'greasy roads' as heavy rain forecast for weekend

RSA CEO Moyagh Murdock warned that roads are more slippery when it rains after a dry spell.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 14 April, 2017

The State spends millions on road safety campaigns each year - but are they effective?

New figures show the RSA spent €2.6 million across four campaigns.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Road safety chief welcomes news that the Garda Traffic Corps is to be reformed

Moyagh Murdock said people had felt let down by recent garda revelations.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 25 March, 2017

From The Daily Edge Here's why the RSA's #KillerLook campaign is doing women no favours Tanlines

Here's why the RSA's #KillerLook campaign is doing women no favours

Is it any surprise the woman in the photo got badly injured? She’s driving down the road the door open and her legs out of the car.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 9 January, 2017

Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed

Meanwhile, just over half of people want drink driving alcohol limits to remain unchanged.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 6 January, 2017

Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years

Meanwhile, the Road Safety Authority is looking into establishing a public database of disqualified drivers.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

'Very bad year for road safety' sees more deaths and more fatal crashes

Speeding, drink driving, non-seatbelt wearing and using a mobile phones are among the chief causes.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 3 October, 2016

Alcohol a factor in almost one third of fatal motorcycle crashes

Speed also played a role in half of crashes where someone died.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Gardaí want today to become a lot like EDWARD...

That’s European Day without a Road Death to you.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 8 September, 2016

Questions on drink driving will be added to the driver theory test

Between 2008 and 2012, alcohol was a factor in 38% of fatal collisions, claiming the lives of 286 people.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 30 July, 2016

'It has destroyed the lives of five families': 24 hours of tragedy on Donegal's roads

Six people have lost their lives in road collisions in Donegal this year – five of those road deaths occurred this week.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Up to 80 more people may die in 2016 if road users don't wake up

The Road Safety Authority issued a warning to all road users ahead of the bank holiday weekend.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 11 July, 2016

Major anti-drinking driving blitz launched as road deaths jump 15% in a year

A total of 87 people have died on the roads so far this year, 10 more than in 2015.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Pedestrians urged not to 'stagger' home drunk on country roads

The RSA has said people automatically vilify drivers when drunk pedestrians are often the causes of fatal collisions.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Ireland's drunk drivers will leave siblings to die and move bodies to avoid arrest

The Road Safety Authority is urging people not to get behind the wheel after drinking this weekend.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 27 May, 2016

Gardaí are carrying out a national speed operation for the next 24 hours

High visibility speed enforcement will be carried out in all 1,031 speed enforcement zones.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Bishop recommends 'prayer for motorists' to keep drivers safe this bank holiday weekend

Bishop recommends 'prayer for motorists' to keep drivers safe this bank holiday weekend

The RSA is also giving out free coffees on Monday to try to tackle driver fatigue.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Ever think about driveway safety? New campaign to protect kids playing at home

41% of all child road fatalities occur in built-up areas, according to the latest stats.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

300 drivers will be arrested before the end of the year – will you be one of them?

Today the RSA and gardaí also warned there may be another four to six deaths on Irish roads before the New Year.

# 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.

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