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# rsa - 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 24,891 Views 41 Comments

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

# rsa - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

'We've lost the equivalent of a month's worth of lives in two days': RSA issues safety warning
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

'We've lost the equivalent of a month's worth of lives in two days': RSA issues safety warning

Dec 28th 2021, 2:30 PM 20,306 Views 14 Comments

Seven people died on roads in the Republic and Northern Ireland today and yesterday.

# rsa - 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 28,979 Views 25 Comments

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

# rsa - 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 16,448 Views 74 Comments

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

# rsa - Monday 26 July, 2021

Number of people killed on Irish roads dropped by 12% in first half of 2021
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Number of people killed on Irish roads dropped by 12% in first half of 2021

Jul 26th 2021, 3:06 PM 7,891 Views 10 Comments

Garda figures showed 82% of deaths occurred on rural roads with a speed limit of 80kmh or higher.

# rsa - Friday 23 July, 2021

RSA warns of hazardous driving conditions and 'greasy' roads in coming days
# Treacherous Roads
# Treacherous Roads

RSA warns of hazardous driving conditions and 'greasy' roads in coming days

Jul 23rd 2021, 4:09 PM 23,665 Views 17 Comments

The warning comes ahead of an end to the recent dry spell.

# rsa - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Unite criticises "unsafe practice" of RSA conducting live driving test training during Covid-19
# Driving Tests
# Driving Tests

Unite criticises "unsafe practice" of RSA conducting live driving test training during Covid-19

Jul 14th 2021, 12:10 PM 20,484 Views 16 Comments

The trade union says the RSA are failing to comply with social distancing guidelines.

# rsa - Friday 25 June, 2021

Learner permit expiry dates extended by another 10 months
# Live And Learn
# Live And Learn

Learner permit expiry dates extended by another 10 months

Jun 25th 2021, 7:37 AM 12,938 Views 16 Comments

Depending on their expiry date, some permits had already been extended by four or eight months.

# rsa - 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 15,731 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.

# rsa - 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 14,786 Views 23 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.

# rsa - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Drug-driving incidents jump 11% this year despite Covid-19 lockdown
# Road Safety Authority
# Road Safety Authority

Drug-driving incidents jump 11% this year despite Covid-19 lockdown

Apr 1st 2021, 7:48 PM 9,762 Views 48 Comments

Authorities warn motorists of the dangers of drug driving ahead of the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Essential workers should be allowed to finish driving lessons, Oireachtas committee tells minister
# Driving It Home
# Driving It Home

Essential workers should be allowed to finish driving lessons, Oireachtas committee tells minister

Apr 1st 2021, 1:26 PM 14,893 Views 13 Comments

The committee says that stopping essential workers from continuing driving lessons is a “significant oversight”.

# rsa - Saturday 13 March, 2021

Learners could face higher insurance costs over growing waiting lists for driving tests, RSA report says
# Reputational Risk
# Reputational Risk

Learners could face higher insurance costs over growing waiting lists for driving tests, RSA report says

Mar 13th 2021, 8:00 AM 22,897 Views 29 Comments

The Road Safety Authority also warned of “reputational risk” for themselves and the Department of Transport over the long waiting lists.

# rsa - 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 32,687 Views 32 Comments

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

# rsa - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

RSA warns motorists to be vigilant on the roads this February to avoid a repeat of last year's fatalities
# Warning
# Warning

RSA warns motorists to be vigilant on the roads this February to avoid a repeat of last year's fatalities

Feb 9th 2021, 1:21 PM 6,805 Views 4 Comments

Nineteen people died on the roads in February 2020.

# rsa - 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 57,140 Views 30 Comments

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

# rsa - 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 26,867 Views 22 Comments

The RSA launched a new online portal in December.

# rsa - 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 33,269 Views 57 Comments

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

# rsa - 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 29,406 Views 37 Comments

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

# rsa - 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 66,972 Views 23 Comments

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

# rsa - Saturday 26 December, 2020

More than 500,000 people had points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

More than 500,000 people had points on their licences this year - here's a county-by-county breakdown

Dec 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 40,060 Views 31 Comments

A total of 510,269 people had points on their licences on 30 September 2020.

# rsa - Sunday 20 December, 2020

Have a UK driving licence but live in Ireland? It won't be valid from 1 January
# Brexit
# Brexit

Have a UK driving licence but live in Ireland? It won't be valid from 1 January

Dec 20th 2020, 11:00 AM 38,904 Views 52 Comments

After the transition period ends on 31 December, UK driving licences will no longer be valid for residents here.

# rsa - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Christmas road safety plan begins as Gardaí say 133% increase in drug-driving incidents this year
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Christmas road safety plan begins as Gardaí say 133% increase in drug-driving incidents this year

Dec 8th 2020, 10:20 PM 20,995 Views 15 Comments

Gardaí said that despite a decrease in traffic this year, there has been a dramatic increase in drug driving incidents.

# rsa - Friday 23 October, 2020

Gardaí warn parents not to gift children quad bikes and scramblers for Christmas
# Scramblers
# Scramblers

Gardaí warn parents not to gift children quad bikes and scramblers for Christmas

Oct 23rd 2020, 7:32 PM 27,947 Views 42 Comments

An Garda Síochána and the RSA have launched a new public awareness campaign.

# rsa - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Here's how the RSA's driving services and NCT services are affected under Level 5
# Driving
# Driving

Here's how the RSA's driving services and NCT services are affected under Level 5

Oct 21st 2020, 9:30 PM 56,220 Views 30 Comments

Driver theory tests are being suspended for a period of six weeks.

# rsa - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Hotel operator sues over insurer's failure to pay out on business interruption claim
# Insurance Payout
# Insurance Payout

Hotel operator sues over insurer's failure to pay out on business interruption claim

Sep 30th 2020, 5:36 PM 25,721 Views 0 Comments

The hotel operator is seeking damages for breach of contract and negligence.

# rsa - 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 13,388 Views 52 Comments

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

# rsa - Monday 24 August, 2020

RSA warned of 'significant challenge' in making driving tests safe in light of Covid-19
# Driving Test
# Driving Test

RSA warned of 'significant challenge' in making driving tests safe in light of Covid-19

Aug 24th 2020, 6:30 AM 17,700 Views 23 Comments

That’s according to documents released under the Freedom of Information Act.

# rsa - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Expired driving licences to be extended by seven months
# DRiver's Licences
# DRiver's Licences

Expired driving licences to be extended by seven months

Aug 11th 2020, 6:15 AM 35,244 Views 13 Comments

The Department also confirmed that over 70s can continue to be without a current medical report to renew their license.

# rsa - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Sam Waide confirmed as new CEO of Road Safety Authority
# New Job
# New Job

Sam Waide confirmed as new CEO of Road Safety Authority

Jun 16th 2020, 9:39 PM 21,662 Views 25 Comments

The appointment comes after Moyagh Murdock announced her resignation from the role in January.

# rsa - Saturday 6 June, 2020

From Monday, 15 NCT service centres, and 20 NDLS centres will reopen
# Back At The Wheel
# Back At The Wheel

From Monday, 15 NCT service centres, and 20 NDLS centres will reopen

Jun 6th 2020, 6:58 PM 44,400 Views 23 Comments

Here’s the list of centres that are opening again, and the rules in place if you’re using them.

# rsa - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Gardaí and RSA urge care ahead of Bank Holiday weekend after pedestrian deaths double
# Bank Holiday Weekend
# Bank Holiday Weekend

Gardaí and RSA urge care ahead of Bank Holiday weekend after pedestrian deaths double

May 27th 2020, 12:24 PM 12,965 Views 16 Comments

Provisional collision figures for 2020 show that there has been a 17% increase in fatal crashes compared to last year.

# rsa - 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 59,910 Views 129 Comments

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

# rsa - 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 18,480 Views 31 Comments

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

# rsa - Friday 24 April, 2020

Allianz, AXA, FBD, RSA and Zurich to give relief on car insurance premiums
# Car Insurance
# Car Insurance

Allianz, AXA, FBD, RSA and Zurich to give relief on car insurance premiums

Apr 24th 2020, 3:59 PM 50,110 Views 55 Comments

What kind of relief customers will get will vary from insurer to insurer.

# 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

Mar 18th 2020, 6:51 PM 43,846 Views 53 Comments

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
# 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 15,757 Views 99 Comments

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
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

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

Mar 2nd 2020, 2:35 PM 13,578 Views 43 Comments

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
# Insurance

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

Jan 6th 2020, 5:34 PM 20,947 Views 40 Comments

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
# 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 55,291 Views 50 Comments

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

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