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# 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 32,299 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 6,779 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 43,982 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 25,853 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 31,924 Views 56 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 26,773 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 58,514 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 39,510 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 37,711 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 20,927 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 27,718 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 55,743 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 25,669 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 13,353 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 17,634 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 35,184 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 21,039 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 44,111 Views 22 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 12,955 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 59,802 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 18,448 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 49,845 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 43,684 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 15,679 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 13,548 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 20,700 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 54,921 Views 50 Comments

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
# Road Safety Authority
# Road Safety Authority

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

Jan 1st 2020, 7:58 AM 43,960 Views 80 Comments

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
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

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

Dec 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 46,919 Views 91 Comments

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
# Verona Murphy

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

Nov 26th 2019, 4:53 PM 24,315 Views 70 Comments

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
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

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

Nov 24th 2019, 1:30 PM 20,840 Views 30 Comments

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
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

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

Oct 26th 2019, 8:30 AM 18,629 Views 59 Comments

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
# Learners
# Learners

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

Aug 26th 2019, 3:52 PM 29,378 Views 107 Comments

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
# Garda Shake-up
# Garda Shake-up

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

Aug 22nd 2019, 9:48 PM 26,022 Views 35 Comments

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
# Warning
# Warning

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

Aug 1st 2019, 1:41 PM 6,284 Views 12 Comments

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
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

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

Jul 27th 2019, 12:24 PM 20,189 Views 45 Comments

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
# DRIVING LICENSES
# DRIVING LICENSES

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

Jul 5th 2019, 6:56 PM 24,562 Views 68 Comments

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
# Welcome Home
# Welcome Home

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

Jun 14th 2019, 12:05 AM 33,981 Views 64 Comments

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
# New Rules
# New Rules

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

May 22nd 2019, 1:22 PM 59,458 Views 181 Comments

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
# Long Weekend
# Long Weekend

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

May 2nd 2019, 1:46 PM 11,131 Views 62 Comments

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

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