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#RSA

# rsa - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Relaxation of HGV driving and resting time rules to allow flow of essential goods during crisis

Relaxation of HGV driving and resting time rules to allow flow of essential goods during crisis

Drivers will now be entitled to drive a maximum 56 hours in each consecutive week until further notice.

# rsa - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

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

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

# rsa - Monday 2 March, 2020

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

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

# rsa - Monday 6 January, 2020

Moyagh Murdock announces resignation as RSA chief to take up role with Insurance Ireland

Insurance Ireland is the representative body for the insurance industry.

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

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

# rsa - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

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

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

# rsa - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Irish drivers had over 500,000 penalty points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown

The highest number of points were in Dublin, with 106,545.

# rsa - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

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

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

# rsa - Sunday 24 November, 2019

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

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

# rsa - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Road Safety Authority 'interested' in tough UK restrictions on young drivers

One of the measures being considered in the UK is a curfew for young drivers.

# rsa - Monday 26 August, 2019

Unaccompanied learners: Over 1,600 cars impounded since December last year

The RSA and Gardaí are calling on long-term learner permit holders to take their driving test.

# rsa - Thursday 22 August, 2019

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

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

# rsa - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Road deaths up 7% on last year as drivers told to slow down this bank holiday

January and February were the worst months for road fatalities with 16 deaths in each month.

# rsa - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Fianna Fáil TD criticises 'absurd' drop in penalty points issued in past 10 years

Marc Mac Sharry TD said the legacy of declining Garda numbers has had an impact on the drop in figures.

# rsa - Friday 5 July, 2019

UK license holders living in Ireland urged to exchange driving licence before Brexit

Britain is due to leave the EU on 31 October.

# rsa - Friday 14 June, 2019

Returning expats in 'limbo' while waiting months for driver's licence exchange

Motorists fear they will be forced off the road completely if insurance companies cancel their policies.

# rsa - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

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

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

# rsa - Thursday 2 May, 2019

'Staggering' 12% of motorcyclists have been involved in a collision in the past two years

More than half of motorcyclists have had a near miss in the same period.

# rsa - Sunday 28 April, 2019

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

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

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

# rsa - Monday 8 April, 2019

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

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

# rsa - 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'

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

# rsa - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

'A non-runner': Ross dismisses idea of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work

The Sunday Business Post reported that the government is set to examine such proposal.

# rsa - Friday 1 March, 2019

Over 28,600 people waiting on driving test date - but RSA says backlog is improving

The longest wait times in the country are in Churchtown, Mallow, Skibereen, Sligo, Tralee and Wicklow.

# rsa - 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.

# rsa - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Irish Coast Guard staff and volunteers no longer allowed to use blue lights and sirens Exclusive

Volunteers are worried about the potential delays this will cause when they are travelling to incidents.

# rsa - Thursday 31 January, 2019

First funeral underway for four men killed in Donegal car crash

Shaun Harkin’s funeral is taking place at Christ the King church, Gortahork.

# rsa - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Poll: Should the government supply every household with a breathalyser? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government supply every household with a breathalyser?

Michael Healy-Rae has said the exact device that is used by the gardaí should be made widely available to everyone.

# rsa - 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.

# rsa - 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.

# rsa - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

County breakdown of 529,733 penalty points on driving licences FOI

County breakdown of 529,733 penalty points on driving licences

The highest number of points were in Dublin, with 108,104.

# rsa - Friday 21 December, 2018

# rsa - 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.

# rsa - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

New regulations to make it easier for returning emigrants to get an Irish driving licence

People with non-exchangable full licences will now be able to take the driving test after six rather than 12 EDT lessons.

# rsa - 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.

# rsa - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Storm Callum is due to hit Ireland tonight with high winds ... here's everything you need to know

A Status Orange wind warning has been issued for coastal counties and will come into effect from tonight.

# rsa - 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.

# rsa - Sunday 9 September, 2018

More than half the buses tested on Irish roads have been deemed unsafe

More than a third of the buses tested had ‘major or dangerous defects’.

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