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# rsa - Monday 15 October, 2018

NCT contract worth €650 million up for grabs for ten years to 2030

Applus, the company which currently operates the test, made €6.5 million in profit last year, down 20% from 2016.

# rsa - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Storm Callum is due to hit Ireland tonight with high winds ... here's everything you need to know

A Status Orange wind warning has been issued for coastal counties and will come into effect from tonight.

# rsa - 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.

# rsa - Sunday 9 September, 2018

More than half the buses tested on Irish roads have been deemed unsafe

More than a third of the buses tested had ‘major or dangerous defects’.

# rsa - Thursday 23 August, 2018

New research shows 10% of children do not wear seatbelts while travelling on Irish roads

Gardaí have warned motorists to safeguard everyone who gets into a vehicle.

# rsa - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Six months a-waiting - the PSC will finally be removed as a requirement for a theory test on 31 August

How much it’s costing to do so is another matter however.

# rsa - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Some motorcyclists are riding 'with complete disregard for their personal safety' - RSA chief

A call for safety has been made ahead of the August Bank Holiday.

# rsa - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Motorists warned about dangers of soft tar mixing with rain when the weather inevitably changes

A greasy film, one which makes travel by car treacherous, may form on Irish roads as a consequence of melted tar mixing with rainwater

# rsa - Monday 9 July, 2018

Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide

Transport Minister Shane Ross says drink-driving culture is ‘flourishing’ in Ireland.

# rsa - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Driving test waiting times drop - but some learners still waiting months

The average wait is nearly 12 weeks but some learners have waited much longer to hear about their test date.

# rsa - Friday 15 June, 2018

Motorists urged to slow down and be more aware of tractors this summer

There have been a number of fatal road accidents in recent days.

# rsa - Friday 8 June, 2018

Drivers urged to take caution after thunder warning is issued for 23 counties

Some spot flooding may occur.

# rsa - 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.

# rsa - Monday 21 May, 2018

It's official - the PSC will be pulled as a mandatory requirement for your driver theory test

The news is not unexpected given the RSA has pulled back on requiring a Public Services Card in order to apply for a driving licence.

# rsa - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Driverless cars: What will they mean for Ireland's future road safety, jobs and even our driving tests?

Even if you don’t drive them, driverless cars could be part of your driving test.

# rsa - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Here's what the €2 million the RSA allocated to the PSC-driving licence project was actually spent on

The RSA spent €2 million on making the PSC mandatory for driving licence applications – before Transport Minister Shane Ross pulled the plug over concerns doing so was illegal.

# rsa - Monday 14 May, 2018

At least €2 million ploughed into PSC / driving licence project - before Shane Ross pulled the plug because it wasn't legal

The Road Safety Authority had scrambled to get its house in order for the PSC introduction, only for the initiative to be dropped suddenly and at the last minute in March of this year.

# rsa - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Danny Healy-Rae seeks legal advice after Shane Ross calls him a 'terrorist'

The Transport Minister made the comments while calling on rural TDs to back drink-driving legislation.

# rsa - 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.

# rsa - 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.

# rsa - 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.

# rsa - 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.

# rsa - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

It turns out you WON'T need a PSC to apply for your driving licence after all

At least not for in-person applications. Previously, the RSA had said the card would be a mandatory requirement for anyone looking to apply for a licence from 9 April.

# rsa - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Almost 45,000 people waiting to get date for driving test

And the wait isn’t short – people are waiting up to seven months for a test in the most severe cases.

# rsa - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Asylum seekers in Ireland can finally work, but it doesn't look like they're allowed drive to that work

There is a lack of clarity as to whether or not asylum seekers in Ireland are legally allowed to obtain a driving licence.

# rsa - Saturday 3 March, 2018

'Don't be lulled into a false sense of security, the roads are still treacherous'

Motorists are being urged to take to the road only in exceptional circumstances.

# rsa - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

What happens if you have to cancel your NCT or driving test due to The Beast?

What if you have to be on the road?

# rsa - Monday 26 February, 2018

Planning to drive this week? Here's the advice for car-owners ahead of the severe wintry weather

Here’s what to do before you set out, or if you encounter snow or ice.

# rsa - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

You're going to need a PSC to get any kind of driving licence or learner permit from April

Driving licence applications will become the latest state process to be added to the Public Services Card’s remit in just under seven weeks.

# rsa - Monday 5 February, 2018

Icy showers and up to 3cm of snow forecast as authorities issue safety advice

Motorists are advised to take extra care, and people are being reminded to check in on elderly neighbours and relatives.

# rsa - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Gardaí aren't replacing their 'robot' speed vans - meaning fewer checks on Irish roads

It follows a recommendation from the Garda Inspectorate that the vehicles should not be replaced.

# rsa - 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.

# rsa - 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.

# rsa - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Opinion: Why is the Irish driving test so hard and so expensive?

The driving test is not really a test of your ability to drive safely; it’s a test of your ability to drive flawlessly for one session, writes Barry Dunning.

# rsa - 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.

# rsa - 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.

# rsa - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Heading home on the M4? Long delays anticipated due to flooding

Drivers are being told to delay their journey, use public transport or take alternative routes this evening.

# rsa - Sunday 19 November, 2017

'The devastation in the room is palpable': Events held nationwide in memory of road traffic victims

Today is the international day for remembering all those killed on our roads.

# rsa - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'I wouldn't be more forgiving of someone who was drunk the morning after if he killed my child'

The families of people who have died in road collisions gathered in Dublin today for a candlelit ceremony.

# rsa - Saturday 4 November, 2017

'If you post one out I'll cut it up and send it back': The PSC has people both enraged and deeply confused

Both the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and the Road Safety Authority have walked into a blizzard of criticism over the expansion of the Public Services Card (PSC).

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