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# road-accidents - Saturday 23 September, 2017

'We’re painting a picture of a very specific kind of motorcyclist who love to speed'

Motorcyclists are six times more likely to be killed on the road than any other road user.

# road-accidents - Monday 24 October, 2016

Two men die in separate crashes in Leinster

The two incidents took place in different counties this morning.

# road-accidents - Thursday 28 April, 2016

91% of culpable drivers in car crashes caused by speed were men

One third of fatal Irish road crashes were caused by speed.

# road-accidents - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Road accidents account for almost 40% of child deaths in Ireland

Even worse – the number of fatalities on our roads of children aged under 15 almost tripled last year.

# road-accidents - 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-accidents - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Almost 700 people arrested for drink driving over festive period - 13 on Christmas Day

Gardaí have confirmed that 17 people were killed on the roads between December 1 and January 4 while 32 people were seriously injured.

# road-accidents - 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-accidents - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Are ignition locks the answer to cutting drink-drive deaths?

Ireland is considering introducing them as a sentencing option in drink-driving convictions, a measure recommended this week in the US.

# road-accidents - Friday 3 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Friday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

No breathalysers for over half of drivers in fatal accidents - despite mandatory tests

Department of Justice figures show that less than only 35 drivers – of 107 involved in fatal accidents – have been tested.

# road-accidents - Saturday 12 May, 2012

A quarter of motorists groom themselves while driving

International survey shows that up to 20 per cent admit to having changed their clothes while behind the wheel.

# road-accidents - Monday 16 January, 2012

One in eight drivers admit to collision or 'near miss' with cyclists

A survey by AA Motor Insurance finds that 12 per cent of motorists have (almost) had run-ins with cyclists in the last two years.

# road-accidents - Thursday 4 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Watch: Should there be a traffic law crackdown on cyclists? Vox Pop This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Watch: Should there be a traffic law crackdown on cyclists?

Victimised on the roads or taking liberties with the law? The behaviour of those on two wheels is discussed in this video vox pop (you can have your say at the end too…)

# road-accidents - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Ireland one of best in EU at reducing deaths of pedestrians

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.

# road-accidents - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# road-accidents - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

From The Daily Edge Australian town changes name from 'Speed' to 'SpeedKills' to promote road safety Speedkills

Australian town changes name from 'Speed' to 'SpeedKills' to promote road safety

One resident of the tiny town in rural Australia will even change his name as part of the campaign.

# road-accidents - Friday 7 January, 2011

Warning! Parents at large...

Sound advice released on protecting children from disease and road accidents – but are parents worrying about all the wrong dangers?