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#Road Safety

# road-safety - Friday 5 August, 2022

Almost 3,000 drivers detected speeding over Bank Holiday weekend, new figures show
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Almost 3,000 drivers detected speeding over Bank Holiday weekend, new figures show

Aug 5th 2022, 6:53 PM 16,672 Views 19 Comments

173 arrests being made for alleged instances of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol over the course of the weekend.

# road-safety - Wednesday 27 July, 2022

Public urged to be mindful of fire, water and road safety on bank holiday weekend
# August
# August

Public urged to be mindful of fire, water and road safety on bank holiday weekend

Jul 27th 2022, 3:43 PM 7,194 Views 5 Comments

Summer bank holidays tend to the most dangerous for preventable deaths as people take to beaches or road trips.

# road-safety - Monday 25 July, 2022

Appeal for witnesses after death of pedestrian in Mayo road collision
# Achill
# Achill

Appeal for witnesses after death of pedestrian in Mayo road collision

Jul 25th 2022, 11:18 AM 15,950 Views 0 Comments

The incident occurred in the early hours of this morning.

# road-safety - Sunday 24 July, 2022

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to fatal Kerry road crash
# Listowel
# Listowel

Gardaí appeal for witnesses to fatal Kerry road crash

Jul 24th 2022, 8:00 PM 35,417 Views 0 Comments

Two passengers who were injured are being treated at University Hospital Kerry.

# road-safety - Thursday 7 July, 2022

Almost one in four motorists check their phone notifications while driving
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Almost one in four motorists check their phone notifications while driving

Jul 7th 2022, 1:29 PM 8,825 Views 35 Comments

New research by the Road Safety Authority also found that 13% of drivers write messages or emails while behind the wheel.

# road-safety - Friday 10 June, 2022

182 arrests over Bank Holiday weekend for driving under influence of drugs or alcohol
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

182 arrests over Bank Holiday weekend for driving under influence of drugs or alcohol

Jun 10th 2022, 11:31 AM 13,538 Views 14 Comments

Eight people died in fatal road collisions, according to new figures from the gardaí.

# road-safety - Sunday 5 June, 2022

Gardaí, RSA ask motorists to exercise caution on bank holiday weekend
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Gardaí, RSA ask motorists to exercise caution on bank holiday weekend

Updated Jun 5th 2022, 7:27 PM 22,465 Views 0 Comments

Gardai said that all incidents remain under investigation.

# road-safety - Thursday 2 June, 2022

Gardaí clamp down on speeding ahead of bank holiday weekend with 24-hour enforcement campaign
# Slow Down
# Slow Down

Gardaí clamp down on speeding ahead of bank holiday weekend with 24-hour enforcement campaign

Jun 2nd 2022, 1:59 PM 13,303 Views 11 Comments

Gardai revealed that on their weekend observations, 93% of cars broke the speed limit.

# road-safety - Thursday 26 May, 2022

Road safety chief warns 'concerning trend' in road deaths could lead to higher fines
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Road safety chief warns 'concerning trend' in road deaths could lead to higher fines

May 26th 2022, 5:42 PM 14,947 Views 17 Comments

At an RSA event today, Waide said that an increase in fines and penalty points this year isn’t “ruled out”.

# road-safety - Thursday 17 March, 2022

Motorists urged to slow down and take extra care ahead of long bank holiday weekend
# Drive Safe
# Drive Safe

Motorists urged to slow down and take extra care ahead of long bank holiday weekend

Mar 17th 2022, 8:30 AM 7,403 Views 9 Comments

The RSA and An Garda Síochána are appealing for all road users to act responsibly and not to drink and drive.

# road-safety - Thursday 6 January, 2022

Fines for parking on footpaths, cycle and bus lanes increased
# Active Travel
# Active Travel

Fines for parking on footpaths, cycle and bus lanes increased

Jan 6th 2022, 6:18 PM 23,093 Views 83 Comments

The fines will increase from €40 to €80 in the new plan.

# road-safety - Saturday 1 January, 2022

2021 saw lowest number of road fatalities since recording began in 1959
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

2021 saw lowest number of road fatalities since recording began in 1959

Jan 1st 2022, 8:00 AM 24,988 Views 41 Comments

There was an 11% drop in road deaths in 2021 compared to 2020.

# road-safety - Sunday 26 December, 2021

Over 540,000 people had points on their licences this year - a county-by-county breakdown
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Over 540,000 people had points on their licences this year - a county-by-county breakdown

Dec 26th 2021, 7:00 AM 29,573 Views 25 Comments

A total of 540,174 people had points on their licences on 30 September 2021.

# road-safety - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

New road safety strategy that seeks to halve deaths on Irish roads by 2030 launched
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

New road safety strategy that seeks to halve deaths on Irish roads by 2030 launched

Dec 14th 2021, 3:02 PM 16,513 Views 74 Comments

A working group will be established to examine speed limits, particularly a 30km/h speed limit in urban areas.

# road-safety - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Gardaí catch 316 motorists speeding during first eleven hours of National Slow Down Day
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Gardaí catch 316 motorists speeding during first eleven hours of National Slow Down Day

Updated Oct 21st 2021, 5:00 PM 50,696 Views 100 Comments

Gardaí will particularly be focusing on rural roads throughout the day.

# road-safety - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

'Get a grip': Motorists being urged to check tyres to ensure they are roadworthy
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

'Get a grip': Motorists being urged to check tyres to ensure they are roadworthy

Oct 5th 2021, 7:39 PM 13,808 Views 41 Comments

It’s Tyre Safety Day tomorrow.

# road-safety - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

Priest warns of risks on roads as groom killed in wedding day crash laid to rest
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Priest warns of risks on roads as groom killed in wedding day crash laid to rest

Aug 24th 2021, 4:50 PM 29,781 Views 0 Comments

Myles “Miley” Harty died in a single car crash on the morning of his wedding, last Saturday.

# road-safety - Sunday 15 August, 2021

Child in critical condition after car crash in Tipperary
# Roscrea
# Roscrea

Child in critical condition after car crash in Tipperary

Aug 15th 2021, 1:03 PM 35,181 Views 4 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

# road-safety - Friday 30 July, 2021

Man (20s) dies in single vehicle crash in Roscommon
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

Man (20s) dies in single vehicle crash in Roscommon

Jul 30th 2021, 11:01 PM 36,047 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

# road-safety - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

1-in-4 drivers may have been over limit the morning after a night out
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

1-in-4 drivers may have been over limit the morning after a night out

Jun 2nd 2021, 3:35 PM 15,870 Views 31 Comments

A quarter of people surveyed by the Road Safety Authority said that they may have been over the legal drink-driving limit while driving the morning after a night out.

# road-safety - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

More drug-driving than drink-driving incidents over lockdown, say gardaí
# The Road Back
# The Road Back

More drug-driving than drink-driving incidents over lockdown, say gardaí

May 12th 2021, 5:29 PM 14,817 Views 22 Comments

Focus has turned to road safety as drivers get back on the road post-lockdown and the new ‘The Road Back’ campaign is launched.

# road-safety - 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 27,003 Views 22 Comments

The RSA launched a new online portal in December.

# road-safety - Saturday 2 January, 2021

The good, the bad and the useless: How bike infrastructure has changed in the era of Covid
# Bicycle Blackspots
# Bicycle Blackspots

The good, the bad and the useless: How bike infrastructure has changed in the era of Covid

Jan 2nd 2021, 8:00 PM 44,173 Views 60 Comments

A surge in cycling happened during the pandemic but new infrastructure was not evenly spread and may not be here to stay.

# road-safety - 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 33,355 Views 57 Comments

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

# road-safety - 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 30,463 Views 37 Comments

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

# road-safety - 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 28,227 Views 62 Comments

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

# road-safety - Monday 30 November, 2020

Vehicles seized from unaccompanied learner drivers over 5,000 times since Clancy Amendment enacted
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Vehicles seized from unaccompanied learner drivers over 5,000 times since Clancy Amendment enacted

Nov 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 59,719 Views 75 Comments

The Clancy Amendment was introduced following a campaign from Noel Clancy, whose wife and daughter were killed in a road accident.

# road-safety - Monday 16 November, 2020

Anti-Covid ads: HSE says fear factor advertising may provoke 'defensive' response from viewers
# Hard Hitting
# Hard Hitting

Anti-Covid ads: HSE says fear factor advertising may provoke 'defensive' response from viewers

Nov 16th 2020, 12:05 AM 35,343 Views 31 Comments

Heading into a period of reduced restrictions next month, Fine Gael TD Emer Higgins said Covid adverts need to become hard hitting.

# road-safety - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

'A changed landscape': Drivers warned to be cautious as more children cycling and walking to school
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

'A changed landscape': Drivers warned to be cautious as more children cycling and walking to school

Sep 8th 2020, 4:23 PM 13,416 Views 52 Comments

“We must all play our part in getting children back to school safely,” RSA chairperson Liz O’Donnell said.

# road-safety - Thursday 23 July, 2020

'Look twice and think twice': Luas releases video of crashes and near misses
# Safety Appeal
# Safety Appeal

'Look twice and think twice': Luas releases video of crashes and near misses

Jul 23rd 2020, 4:24 PM 33,729 Views 53 Comments

There were 11 incidents in which the Luas made contact with vehicles from January to June of this year.

# road-safety - Thursday 9 July, 2020

RSA chair: 'I think everybody in public life should obey the law'
# Drink Driving
# Drink Driving

RSA chair: 'I think everybody in public life should obey the law'

Jul 9th 2020, 1:12 PM 18,183 Views 34 Comments

Liz O’Donnell said recent events have demonstrated the ‘huge change in public non-acceptance of drink driving’.

# road-safety - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Over 35,000 drivers currently driving on their fourth or subsequent learner permit
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Over 35,000 drivers currently driving on their fourth or subsequent learner permit

Jul 8th 2020, 12:12 PM 25,951 Views 90 Comments

It emerged in recent days that Minister Barry Cowen drove on a learner’s permit when he was caught drink driving in 2016.

# road-safety - 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 12,924 Views 96 Comments

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

# road-safety - Friday 22 May, 2020

Gardaí catch motorist travelling at 202km/h on Dublin's M50
# Slow Down Day
# Slow Down Day

Gardaí catch motorist travelling at 202km/h on Dublin's M50

Updated May 22nd 2020, 2:32 PM 59,959 Views 129 Comments

‘National Slow Down Day’ is taking place from 7am today until 7am tomorrow.

# road-safety - 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 18,503 Views 31 Comments

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

# road-safety - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

'Speed limits still apply': Thousands of checkpoints in operation to ensure compliance with restrictions
# Operation Fanacht
# Operation Fanacht

'Speed limits still apply': Thousands of checkpoints in operation to ensure compliance with restrictions

Apr 28th 2020, 8:45 AM 29,938 Views 42 Comments

Operation Fanacht is set to run from today until the end of the bank holiday weekend.

# road-safety - Monday 27 April, 2020

'Cyclists are taking their life in their hands': Exposing poor bike infrastructure across Ireland
# Bicycle Blackspots
# Bicycle Blackspots

'Cyclists are taking their life in their hands': Exposing poor bike infrastructure across Ireland

Apr 27th 2020, 12:27 PM 24,066 Views 104 Comments

The second part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation analyses complaints to uncover the main problems facing cyclists.

'Frustrated, worried, stressed and anxious': The worst places in Ireland to be a cyclist
# Bicycle Blackspots
# Bicycle Blackspots

'Frustrated, worried, stressed and anxious': The worst places in Ireland to be a cyclist

Apr 27th 2020, 12:05 AM 84,408 Views 80 Comments

The first part of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation reveals high risk areas in its analysis of 12 years of cyclist collision data.

# road-safety - 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 15,818 Views 99 Comments

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

# road-safety - 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 13,593 Views 43 Comments

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

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