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Dublin: 15 °C Sunday 18 August, 2019

#Road Deaths

From TheJournal.ie Road deaths have increased by 30% so far this year Gardaí

Road deaths have increased by 30% so far this year

There’s been an increase in detections of drink driving, people not wearing their seatbelts and people using their phones.

From TheJournal.ie 'A cloud of sadness over the area': Tributes paid to four young men killed in Co Donegal car crash Gortahork

'A cloud of sadness over the area': Tributes paid to four young men killed in Co Donegal car crash

John Harley, Seán Harkin, Mícheál Roarty and Daniel Scott were killed in a single-vehicle collision last night.

From TheJournal.ie 'The stuff of nightmares': Four men in their 20s killed in Donegal car crash named Gortahork

'The stuff of nightmares': Four men in their 20s killed in Donegal car crash named

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

From TheJournal.ie 2018 saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began Road Deaths

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.

From TheJournal.ie 31-year-old man killed in Laois car crash Crash

31-year-old man killed in Laois car crash

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

From TheJournal.ie Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide Road Safety

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland was the fourth safest EU country for road deaths last year Road Deaths

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.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists urged to slow down and be more aware of tractors this summer Road Deaths

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.

From TheJournal.ie Road deaths decrease across Europe for second year in a row Road Safety

Road deaths decrease across Europe for second year in a row

The European Commission released the statistics for 2017 this week.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí warn of increase in minor collisions as they advise people to stay home if possible Unnecessary Journeys

Gardaí warn of increase in minor collisions as they advise people to stay home if possible

The force’s senior officer for roads policing said elderly pedestrians are at particular risk during this severe weather.

From TheJournal.ie 'This will save lives': Grieving father and husband who campaigned to change learner driver laws Noel Clancy

'This will save lives': Grieving father and husband who campaigned to change learner driver laws

Noel Clancy has campaigned for car owners who let unaccompanied learners drive their cars be prosecuted.

From TheJournal.ie Last year saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began in 1959 Road Safety

Last year saw the lowest number of deaths on Irish roads since records began in 1959

This compares to 186 deaths as a result of 174 crashes in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland fares poorly on alcohol use, child sex abuse and suicide rate Global Study

Ireland fares poorly on alcohol use, child sex abuse and suicide rate

We come 20th out of 188 countries evaluated in a new international health study.

From TheJournal.ie Man in his 60s dies after van collides with truck in Kerry Ballyduff

Man in his 60s dies after van collides with truck in Kerry

Gardaí in Listowel are investigating the incident.

From TheJournal.ie Road safety experts warn 78 more people may die on roads this year if current trends continue Be Safe

Road safety experts warn 78 more people may die on roads this year if current trends continue

“They could be relations of mine or yours.”

From TheJournal.ie Tributes paid to 'much loved' school principal killed following collision with car Cycling

Tributes paid to 'much loved' school principal killed following collision with car

Pádraic Carney was involved in an accident in Rathfarnham yesterday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Appeal for dash cam footage after death of man struck by car Wicklow

Appeal for dash cam footage after death of man struck by car

The pedestrian was fatally injured in an early morning crash on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Man dies after collision between truck and car on M1 Witness Appeal

Man dies after collision between truck and car on M1

It’s the second fatal crash on the motorway in 24 hours.

From TheJournal.ie Man in his 20s dies in early-morning crash in Mayo Tourmakeady

Man in his 20s dies in early-morning crash in Mayo

Two other people, also in their 20s, have been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

From TheJournal.ie These four roads are getting a €30m safety upgrade Transport

These four roads are getting a €30m safety upgrade

Shane Ross said the improvements will also reduce journey times.

From TheJournal.ie Two teens killed in overnight crash in Donegal Buncrana

Two teens killed in overnight crash in Donegal

Three other teenagers were also injured in the single-vehicle collision.

From TheJournal.ie Half of the population believes drivers shouldn't be banned for having alcohol in their system Irish Roads

Half of the population believes drivers shouldn't be banned for having alcohol in their system

There is little appetite for stricter rules around driving and alcohol among the Irish population.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross: 'If you could save one person's life, would you?' Opinion

Shane Ross: 'If you could save one person's life, would you?'

The fact that my Bill will save lives is not a truth some vested interests want to hear, writes Transport Minister Shane Ross.

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: Is Shane Ross right to say his drink-driving bill could save 35 lives? All The Facts

FactFind: Is Shane Ross right to say his drink-driving bill could save 35 lives?

We take a closer look at the facts surrounding the Minister for Transport’s controversial proposals.

From TheJournal.ie Almost a third of people who died on the roads in 2014 had alcohol in their system Over The Limit

Almost a third of people who died on the roads in 2014 had alcohol in their system

The median level of blood alcohol concentration was four times the legal limit.

From TheJournal.ie 'No exceptions': Drink drivers to get automatic ban instead of penalty points Off The Road

'No exceptions': Drink drivers to get automatic ban instead of penalty points

Ross said law to publish names of those caught drink driving should be ready by April.

From TheJournal.ie Man (35) dies in two-car collision in Dublin Rush

Man (35) dies in two-car collision in Dublin

The occupants of the second car were seriously injured.

From TheJournal.ie Man dies when car he is driving collides with bus in Cork Mallow

Man dies when car he is driving collides with bus in Cork

The bus driver was taken to hospital but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's such a tragedy': Community in shock after woman (26) dies in crash Meath

'It's such a tragedy': Community in shock after woman (26) dies in crash

Her two children are in hospital, with one in a serious condition.

From TheJournal.ie Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed Road Safety

Most people want drink drivers to be publicly named and shamed

Meanwhile, just over half of people want drink driving alcohol limits to remain unchanged.

From TheJournal.ie Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years Road Deaths

Over 150 unaccompanied learner drivers involved in serious or fatal collisions in last five years

Meanwhile, the Road Safety Authority is looking into establishing a public database of disqualified drivers.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree with naming and shaming drink drivers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with naming and shaming drink drivers?

Minister Shane Ross has described 2016 as a “disastrous year” for road safety.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross considering 'naming and shaming' drink drivers like tax defaulters Road Deaths

Shane Ross considering 'naming and shaming' drink drivers like tax defaulters

Meanwhile, a Fine Gael MEP has called for breathalysers to be installed in the cars of repeat offenders.

From TheJournal.ie Body of woman in her 80s found this morning after car crash last night RIP

Body of woman in her 80s found this morning after car crash last night

She was pronounced dead at the scene in Cavan.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside Road Safety

Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside

A number of new measures about drug driving, written-off vehicles and uninsured drivers have been given the green light.

From TheJournal.ie Woman (25) dies after her car hits wall in Waterford Witness Appeal

Woman (25) dies after her car hits wall in Waterford

The crash happened last night and the woman was pronounced dead today.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly man dies after being hit by car in Roscommon Frenchpark

Elderly man dies after being hit by car in Roscommon

The N5 is closed between Frenchpark and Ballaghaderreen and diversions are in place.

From TheJournal.ie Mother whose son was killed by drink driver brings about change in bail law Driving Ban

Mother whose son was killed by drink driver brings about change in bail law

Drink drivers involved in fatal crashes will not be permitted to drive while they are awaiting trial.

From TheJournal.ie Man dies after being struck by vehicle in Limerick Kilmallock

Man dies after being struck by vehicle in Limerick

A section of the road remains closed to facilitate a garda forensic examination.

From TheJournal.ie Post-mortems to take place after three killed in Waterford crash Dungarvan

Post-mortems to take place after three killed in Waterford crash

Six people who were injured in the collision remain in hospital this morning.

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