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#Road Safety

# road-safety - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Garda sergeant disciplined for lobbying local politicians to make road safer N4

Garda sergeant disciplined for lobbying local politicians to make road safer Exclusive

The garda sergeant has been described by other members as a “staunchly proud community man”.

# road-safety - Friday 8 February, 2019

Man (50s) killed in Wexford road collision between van and truck

The fatal collision occurred at 7.25am this morning.

# road-safety - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Neil Fox's sister Donna was killed while cycling. He's calling for action from Shane Ross on an overtaking law Not Good Enough This post contains videos

Neil Fox's sister Donna was killed while cycling. He's calling for action from Shane Ross on an overtaking law

A planned new law was abandoned at the start of the year.

# road-safety - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

2018 saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began

This compares with 156 deaths as a result of 141 crashes in 2017.

# road-safety - Thursday 27 December, 2018

More than 400 drivers caught speeding on St Stephen's Day

Gardaí had asked drivers to slow down as speeding is a major factor in fatal collisions.

Man dies after being struck by car in Longford

The collision occurred at 7pm yesterday.

# road-safety - Sunday 23 December, 2018

31-year-old man killed in Laois car crash

The car the man was driving struck a tree this morning.

# road-safety - Friday 21 December, 2018

# road-safety - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Road users told to exercise caution as Status Orange wind warning issued

Met Éireann has issued the warning for Counties Donegal and Mayo, which will come into effect at 1am and last until 8am.

# road-safety - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Man dies after van crashes into vacant house in Donegal

The man was the only occupant of the van.

# road-safety - Monday 3 December, 2018

Appeal for witnesses to rush hour hit-and-run in Kildare

A motorcyclist was struck from behind by a silver-coloured car and is currently being treated in Naas General Hospital.

# road-safety - Monday 26 November, 2018

39 people were killed or injured in incidents involving quad bikes or scramblers in 4 year period

There were 39 people killed or injured in collisions involving a quad bike or scrambler on a public road.

# road-safety - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

A pinch more salt: €700k is being spent to increase our winter salt supplies

That’s an extra 58,000 tonnes of salt.

# road-safety - Friday 26 October, 2018

It's going to hit -3 degrees on this chilly long weekend - here's how to stay safe on the roads

Temperatures could drop into the minus figures on Saturday and Sunday night.

# road-safety - 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 - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Woman (70s) dies after being hit by truck in Monaghan

The incident took place on Main Street in Carrickmacross.

# road-safety - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Gardaí issue warning after motorists test positive for cocaine and cannabis

One driver was also speeding at the time.

# road-safety - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Road users told to put away phones and prepare for Storm Ali

Project Edward, an annual road safety awareness event, is taking place across Europe today.

# road-safety - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Pedestrian in his 60s killed after being struck by van in Cavan

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the collision.

# road-safety - 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 - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Calls for drivers who park on cycle lanes to get penalty points

Motorists continue to park on cycle lane because they face no consequences for doing so, said the party.

Minister admits 'difficulties' in bringing in law for minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists

A new law to require drivers to allow one metre when passing cyclists on roads was announced in February.

# road-safety - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'Significant concern' over lack of breath testing at scenes of fatal crashes

The authority has outlined a series of concerns about how the force operates.

# road-safety - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Tear gas fired at Bangladesh protesters during huge protest over teen deaths

There has been over a week of unrest following the deaths of the teens, who were killed by a speeding bus.

# road-safety - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Phibsboro Road closed after pedestrian hit by truck

A pedestrian was struck by a truck and taken to the Mater Hospital.

# road-safety - Monday 16 July, 2018

Man in his 40s killed after van hits tree

He was the sole occupant of the van.

# road-safety - 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 - Friday 29 June, 2018

# road-safety - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Drivers advised to take extra caution during hottest week of the year

Higher temperatures can cause problems for tyres and engines, as well as people who suffer from hay fever.

# road-safety - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Ireland was the fourth safest EU country for road deaths last year

Ireland had the fourth largest decline in road deaths amongst the EU28 countries between 2016 and 2017.

# road-safety - 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.

# road-safety - Friday 8 June, 2018

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

Some spot flooding may occur.

# road-safety - 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 - Monday 28 May, 2018

Here's what to do if you break down on the motorway

The hard shoulder is only there for emergencies. But emergencies do happen!

# road-safety - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Doing 139kmph in a 50-zone in Tipperary: Figures on speeding in Ireland

One road safety report found that excessive speed was a contributory factor in one-third of all fatal collisions.

# road-safety - 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.

# road-safety - Monday 14 May, 2018

# road-safety - 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.

# road-safety - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Motorists urged to be more aware of cyclists this bank holiday weekend

To date in 2018, six cyclists have been killed on Irish roads.

# road-safety - Monday 30 April, 2018

How long should you keep your child in a rear-facing seat?

Rear facing child seats are deemed to be safer.

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