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#Road Safety Authority

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

Poll: Should electric scooters be banned from public roads? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should electric scooters be banned from public roads?

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

An RSA lecture today heard pedestrian risk increases with age.

# road-safety-authority - Saturday 25 August, 2018

'Young people think they're indestructible': How can Donegal prevent more young road fatalities?

21 people under the age of 30 have been killed on Donegal’s roads this decade.

# road-safety-authority - 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.

# 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.

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