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# road-safety-authority - Monday 15 February, 2021

RSA 'categorically rejects' criticism after driving tests cancelled due to cold weather
# Snow Storm
# Snow Storm

RSA 'categorically rejects' criticism after driving tests cancelled due to cold weather

Updated Feb 15th 2021, 5:47 PM 32,328 Views 32 Comments

484 tests were cancelled for weather-related reasons last week.

# road-safety-authority - Sunday 24 January, 2021

RSA confirms plans to allow you sit your car theory test online within a 'number of months'
# BACKLOG
# BACKLOG

RSA confirms plans to allow you sit your car theory test online within a 'number of months'

Jan 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 44,550 Views 30 Comments

A minister has said that the pandemic has had a “profound effect” on theory testing services leading to a large backlog.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 21 January, 2021

RSA 'experiencing delays' with online customer portal and call centre
# Driving Test
# Driving Test

RSA 'experiencing delays' with online customer portal and call centre

Jan 21st 2021, 3:46 PM 25,891 Views 22 Comments

The RSA launched a new online portal in December.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 1 January, 2021

Road Safety Authority reports 149 deaths on Irish roads in 2020
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Road Safety Authority reports 149 deaths on Irish roads in 2020

Jan 1st 2021, 12:11 PM 31,951 Views 56 Comments

There was a 25% reduction in the number of serious or minor injuries in 2020.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 31 December, 2020

90% of Irish motorists disqualified by a court in 2020 have not surrendered their licences
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

90% of Irish motorists disqualified by a court in 2020 have not surrendered their licences

Dec 31st 2020, 12:05 AM 26,804 Views 37 Comments

The figure was revealed in response to a Parliamentary Question last month.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Did you sit your driving test this year? Here are the pass rates for each RSA test centre for 2020
# On The Road
# On The Road

Did you sit your driving test this year? Here are the pass rates for each RSA test centre for 2020

Dec 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 58,650 Views 23 Comments

Here’s how drivers fared at each centre across the country this year.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 11 December, 2020

Gardaí catch 532 motorists speeding during first nine hours of National Slow Down Day
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Gardaí catch 532 motorists speeding during first nine hours of National Slow Down Day

Updated Dec 11th 2020, 6:11 PM 28,063 Views 62 Comments

The detection was made as part of National Slow Down Day.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Ban on learner driver permits for asylum seekers not discrimination, court rules
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Ban on learner driver permits for asylum seekers not discrimination, court rules

Jul 30th 2020, 6:12 PM 31,779 Views 49 Comments

The ruling overturns a previous finding in favour of people living in direct

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Drivers urged to slow down as more cyclists and pedestrians are on the roads
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Drivers urged to slow down as more cyclists and pedestrians are on the roads

Jun 10th 2020, 11:41 AM 12,867 Views 95 Comments

Roads around Ireland are getting busier as Covid-19 restrictions start to ease.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Concern over speeding drivers and pedestrian deaths during Covid-19 restrictions
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Concern over speeding drivers and pedestrian deaths during Covid-19 restrictions

Apr 29th 2020, 4:43 PM 18,448 Views 31 Comments

Six pedestrians have been killed on Irish roads since the schools were closed in the middle of March.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Call for better cycling infrastructure after research shows 4 in 5 cyclist injuries happen in urban areas
# Road Safety Authority
# Road Safety Authority

Call for better cycling infrastructure after research shows 4 in 5 cyclist injuries happen in urban areas

Mar 4th 2020, 11:01 PM 15,680 Views 99 Comments

The Road Safety Authority also wants a greater roll-out of 30km/h limits in urban areas.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 2 March, 2020

Motorists urged to reduce speed after seven people died on Irish roads last weekend
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Motorists urged to reduce speed after seven people died on Irish roads last weekend

Mar 2nd 2020, 2:35 PM 13,549 Views 43 Comments

Garda superintendent Eddie Golden appealed for people to “have a positive contribution to road safety”.

# road-safety-authority - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Ireland had the highest rate of increase in cyclist deaths in the EU over 10 years
# Cyclist
# Cyclist

Ireland had the highest rate of increase in cyclist deaths in the EU over 10 years

Feb 2nd 2020, 5:41 PM 21,598 Views 181 Comments

Between 2010 and 2018, cyclist deaths across the EU fell on average by 0.4% annually. In Ireland, this figure was an 8% increase.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 6 January, 2020

Motorist who got someone else to sit theory exam was caught after RSA staff recognised impersonator
# Driver Theory Test
# Driver Theory Test

Motorist who got someone else to sit theory exam was caught after RSA staff recognised impersonator

Jan 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 54,922 Views 50 Comments

The candidate was one of nine people who aroused suspicion during driver theory tests last year.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

45% increase in number of driver deaths on Irish roads in 2019
# Road Safety Authority
# Road Safety Authority

45% increase in number of driver deaths on Irish roads in 2019

Jan 1st 2020, 7:58 AM 43,965 Views 80 Comments

A total of 148 people died on Irish roads last year, according to provisional figures.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Over 3,500 people were seriously injured on Irish roads in four-year period
# Road Injury
# Road Injury

Over 3,500 people were seriously injured on Irish roads in four-year period

Nov 28th 2019, 5:34 PM 5,777 Views 32 Comments

Nearly one-third of serious injury collisions took place in Dublin

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

'She's completely wrong': Transport minister blasts Fine Gael candidate over call to scrap RSA
# Verona Murphy
# Verona Murphy

'She's completely wrong': Transport minister blasts Fine Gael candidate over call to scrap RSA

Nov 26th 2019, 4:53 PM 24,316 Views 70 Comments

Verona Murphy has clashed with the RSA in her role with the Irish Road Hauliers’ Association.

# road-safety-authority - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Almost 90% of motorists disqualified this year have not surrendered their licences
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Almost 90% of motorists disqualified this year have not surrendered their licences

Nov 24th 2019, 1:30 PM 20,873 Views 30 Comments

The figure is the lowest rate in the past five years.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Poll: Should newly qualified young motorists be banned from driving at night?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should newly qualified young motorists be banned from driving at night?

Oct 26th 2019, 9:45 AM 54,516 Views 166 Comments

It follows the proposed introduction of a similar ban in the UK.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Gardaí warn of 'dramatic growth' in drug driving

Gardaí warn of 'dramatic growth' in drug driving

Oct 24th 2019, 3:57 PM 14,706 Views 43 Comments

The warning comes ahead of the October Bank Holiday weekend.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 7 October, 2019

Two-thirds of drug drivers test positive for cannabis at roadside tests
# Drug Testing
# Drug Testing

Two-thirds of drug drivers test positive for cannabis at roadside tests

Oct 7th 2019, 11:54 AM 20,757 Views 56 Comments

Cocaine was the second main illicit drug detected in tests.

# road-safety-authority - Friday 23 August, 2019

E-scooters should be legalised on Irish roads, says new report - but 'investment' is needed
# New Rules
# New Rules

E-scooters should be legalised on Irish roads, says new report - but 'investment' is needed

Aug 23rd 2019, 10:01 AM 17,184 Views 133 Comments

Electric scooters are currently not regulated in Ireland.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 22 August, 2019

RSA blasts Garda restructuring plan, accuses force of 'downgrading' road safety
# Garda Shake-up
# Garda Shake-up

RSA blasts Garda restructuring plan, accuses force of 'downgrading' road safety

Aug 22nd 2019, 9:48 PM 26,022 Views 35 Comments

The RSA is “very concerned” that Roads Policing was not among the four areas identified as ‘key focus areas’ for Gardaí.

# road-safety-authority - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Driving licence applications nearly treble in a month as Road Safety Authority steps up Brexit warnings
# Preparations
# Preparations

Driving licence applications nearly treble in a month as Road Safety Authority steps up Brexit warnings

Aug 18th 2019, 6:30 AM 25,752 Views 30 Comments

The RSA has been warning UK driving licence-holders to exchange them for Irish licences before Brexit.

# road-safety-authority - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Over 5,000 people have asked the Road Safety Authority about post-Brexit driving licences since March 2019
# Must Read
# Must Read

Over 5,000 people have asked the Road Safety Authority about post-Brexit driving licences since March 2019

Jul 30th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,911 Views 27 Comments

Thousands of people have contacted the RSA about Brexit and driving licences since the end of February.

# road-safety-authority - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Decision on E-scooter regulations due shortly, as minister says electric scooter users should have a driving licence
# New Rules
# New Rules

Decision on E-scooter regulations due shortly, as minister says electric scooter users should have a driving licence

May 22nd 2019, 1:22 PM 59,476 Views 181 Comments

Shane Ross has asked the RSA to research scooter regulations in other countries.

# road-safety-authority - Sunday 28 April, 2019

New online booking system for driving tests to be launched in the autumn
# Driving Test
# Driving Test

New online booking system for driving tests to be launched in the autumn

Apr 28th 2019, 6:32 AM 21,522 Views 14 Comments

Currently the national average waiting time for a driving test is eight weeks.

Driving testers accused of being 'rude', 'condescending' and 'inappropriate' in complaints to RSA
# Driving Test
# Driving Test

Driving testers accused of being 'rude', 'condescending' and 'inappropriate' in complaints to RSA

Apr 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 51,729 Views 110 Comments

Complaints include drivers being told to disregard speed limits and testers getting into shouting matches.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 8 April, 2019

'I was alarmed': Mental health Minister raised concerns about content of Noel Clancy ad with RSA
# Jim Daly
# Jim Daly

'I was alarmed': Mental health Minister raised concerns about content of Noel Clancy ad with RSA

Apr 8th 2019, 12:05 AM 44,957 Views 84 Comments

Jim Daly contacted the authority after his constituents raised concerns about the ad.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 21 March, 2019

RSA tells those living in Ireland with a UK drivers licence: 'Better to be safe than sorry, swap your licence now'
# Invalid
# Invalid

RSA tells those living in Ireland with a UK drivers licence: 'Better to be safe than sorry, swap your licence now'

Mar 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 31,621 Views 48 Comments

In the event of a no-deal Brexit the driving licence of a UK licence holder living in Ireland will no longer be recognised.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 4 March, 2019

Poll: Should electric scooters be banned from public roads?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Should electric scooters be banned from public roads?

Mar 4th 2019, 9:24 AM 43,261 Views 110 Comments

Dublin City Council has led calls for the two-wheeled vehicles to be banned.

# road-safety-authority - Sunday 24 February, 2019

Poll: Do road safety ads have any impact on you?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do road safety ads have any impact on you?

Feb 24th 2019, 9:46 AM 22,757 Views 73 Comments

The RSA has received dozens of complaints over an ad about the so-called ‘Clancy Amendment.

'A disgusting example': Road Safety Authority sent dozens of complaints over L-driver ad campaign
# Clancy Amendment
# Clancy Amendment

'A disgusting example': Road Safety Authority sent dozens of complaints over L-driver ad campaign

Feb 24th 2019, 12:05 AM 76,886 Views 242 Comments

The ad warning learner motorists not to drive unaccompanied began airing in December.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 7 January, 2019

Motorist caught cheating twice in same theory test - once with a bluetooth device
# Freedom Of Information
# Freedom Of Information

Motorist caught cheating twice in same theory test - once with a bluetooth device

Updated Jan 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 52,526 Views 42 Comments

Six people were caught cheating in their theory test by RSA officials between 2017 and 2018.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Quiz: Could you still pass your Driver Theory Test?
# It's Quizzness Time
# It's Quizzness Time

Quiz: Could you still pass your Driver Theory Test?

Dec 29th 2018, 8:30 PM 96,719 Views 68 Comments

How well do you know the rules of the road? Take our quiz and find out.

Did you sit your driving test this year? Here are the pass rates for each RSA test centre for 2018
# On The Road
# On The Road

Did you sit your driving test this year? Here are the pass rates for each RSA test centre for 2018

Dec 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 69,600 Views 45 Comments

Data released to TheJournal.ie showed the pass rates for each centre where a car tests was carried out this year.

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

Gardaí to commence Operation Open City today as Christmas road safety strategy is launched
# Operation Open City
# Operation Open City

Gardaí to commence Operation Open City today as Christmas road safety strategy is launched

Nov 29th 2018, 2:30 PM 19,608 Views 13 Comments

A new ad campaign will also promote the dangers of drink driving through a virtual reality experience.

# road-safety-authority - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Drink drivers face automatic disqualification from midnight as new laws come into effect
# Road Traffic Act
# Road Traffic Act

Drink drivers face automatic disqualification from midnight as new laws come into effect

Oct 25th 2018, 9:44 PM 3,861,821 Views 105 Comments

The new law removes a concession in previous legislation by which some drink drivers received penalty points instead of being disqualified.

# road-safety-authority - Monday 15 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 15th 2018, 12:05 AM 27,782 Views 40 Comments

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

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

Traffic lights that take longer to change could reduce older pedestrian road deaths
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Traffic lights that take longer to change could reduce older pedestrian road deaths

Oct 1st 2018, 2:22 PM 12,226 Views 47 Comments

An RSA lecture today heard pedestrian risk increases with age.

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